Tag: probiotics

Yogurt: Healthy or Health Scam?

Yogurt: Healthy or Health Scam?

| Oct 28, 2017

  The modern food industry is a well-oiled machine with many talents—it’s particularly adept at creating scalable, beautifully presented, and delicious products. One trick it hasn’t mastered, though, is making healthy products. This is mainly because high-quality, preservative-free foods don’t come cheap, so large manufacturers tend to stick to lower-quality varieties and stuff them full […]

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Why Kombucha Is Called An “Immortal Health Elixir”

Why Kombucha Is Called An “Immortal Health Elixir”

| Oct 30, 2015

By now you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the probiotic-rich tea that’s available in all shapes, sizes, and flavors at your local health food store. Kombucha gained popularity as an exotic and enjoyable way to consume probiotics, which support the invaluable community of microorganisms within the body known as your microbiome. This is one health fad […]

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Do You Know What’s Really In Your Yogurt?

Do You Know What’s Really In Your Yogurt?

| Oct 28, 2015

Yogurt is one of the most ancient health foods around. It’s been treasured as a probiotic-rich, healthy treat for thousands of years (some historical accounts even trace its roots back to 6000 B.C.). And it’s no wonder that yogurt has maintained popularity for so long: it’s vitamin-rich, impressively immune-boosting, and full of beneficial bacteria that […]

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Don’t Touch That Cash Register Receipt—It’s Toxic

Don’t Touch That Cash Register Receipt—It’s Toxic

| Sep 16, 2015

The other day, I watched nervously while a coffee shop cashier dealt with a receipt printing malfunction. She fumbled with the unraveling roll of thermal printer paper, smoothed creases with her palms, and even held one end up of the stubborn reel between her teeth while she fidgeted. When she finally got the contraption working, […]

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Depression Causes Brain Damage (How to Find Fast Relief)

Depression Causes Brain Damage (How to Find Fast Relief)

| Aug 12, 2015

It’s estimated that 1 out of every 10 Americans suffers from depression, and the condition affects approximately 350 million people worldwide. Perhaps most alarmingly, researchers are finding that depression diagnoses are increasing by 20% every year—and that doesn’t even count those who never see a doctor about their troubles.[1] You’ve surely noticed that all is […]

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Pineal Gland: Your Brain’s Built-In Detox System

Pineal Gland: Your Brain’s Built-In Detox System

| Aug 7, 2015

The importance of the pineal gland has been acknowledged for many millennia. For nearly every ancient civilization throughout the world, it occupied a prominent position not only in their systems of anatomy and medicine, but also their systems of philosophy, cosmology, and spirituality. While Western science looks upon this vital gland as simply another part […]

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How to Detox Without Even Trying

How to Detox Without Even Trying

| Aug 5, 2015

Despite its growing popularity, detoxing is still commonly associated with relatively fringe health circles. It usually entails the use of “cleanses,” “fasts,” or other extended practices intended to catalyze a massive release of toxins all at once. These practices also usually require a good deal of time, energy, knowledge, and discipline to do safely and […]

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Does Your Probiotic Die in Your Stomach?

Does Your Probiotic Die in Your Stomach?

| Jul 23, 2015

Digestive microbiology is a field of immense promise. The more we learn about the 100 trillion bacteria living inside the human gut, the more we realize how absolutely essential they are for our health. The fact of the matter, though, is that we still know very little about this miraculously well-coordinated colony of critters known […]

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