Probiotics

Health Blog: Seven Ways to Maximize Baby’s Health

With your baby, it is important to start out right

It is important to maximize your baby's health from the beginning of lifeWhen you work in preventative health care, a newborn infant is somewhat of a “holy grail.” A completely clean slate at birth, the newborn offers physicians the opportunity to work purely with health optimization – no chronic symptoms to unravel, no life history to contend with. My only job is to maintain and promote proper function on all levels. Here are the seven things I recommend to all new parents to maximize their baby’s health going forward.

Health Blog: Happy Tummy, Happy Body

Putting good bacteria in your tummy may one day save your life

Just how important is your tummy to your overall health? Consider this: you are only one cell layer away from the bacteria in your intestines from killing you.

Women's Health Blog: Vitamin V – This One's for the Ladies

Probiotics: Vitamins for the vagina

Like good fats and bad fats, not all bacteria are harmful. Beneficial bacteria live in/on us and do useful things like produce vitamins (biotin, vitamin K), suppress harmful organisms, and help to train and balance our immune systems.

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Digestive Health

Good digestive health means good immunity

Who would’ve thought that Americans would ever want to talk about gut health in a way other than when talking about the amount of flab rolling over the belt line?

It is estimated that three-quarters of the cells necessary for the immune system to function effectively are connected to the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, without proper digestive function, basic metabolic processes break down, leading to various disease states.1

Prebiotics

Prebiotics: probiotics' buddy

Just when you thought probiotics was becoming a household word, now you need to learn prebiotics – pre, as in before. Prebioticis, as in, this is what the probiotics need before they can properly become self-actualized. 

Probiotics, you'll remember, are beneficial bacteria that inhabit your intestinal tract and confer positive health benefits, most notably digestive regularity and immune health.

Think of prebiotics as the lunchbox for probiotics.

Probiotics

Probiotics – what's good for the tummy is good for the body

The word probiotic is derived from the Greek meaning "for life,” which probably qualifies it as a suitable toast at your next cocktail party.

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