Archives for November 2014

Why does Thanksgiving Dinner Give You Gas?

When we think of Thanksgiving, some of the thoughts that comes to mind are good food, family, thankfulness, and togetherness.  But, sometimes that togetherness can be a bit uncomfortable if you are prone to flatulence after the Thanksgiving meal. Follow the Natren holiday survival strategy so you don’t become a toxic guest on this glorious holiday? It goes without saying that most of us tend to overindulge and overeat at Thanksgiving.  It’s hard not to when you’re looking at a full table spread of comfort foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, casseroles, and pie. That football game marathon won’t be…. [Read More…]

How Your Gut Influences Your Mood

As summer draws to a close and autumn bathes the great outdoors in color, most people start thinking about the holidays. Although the holidays are a time of cheer, they’re stressful for a number of people. Too many things to do and too little time to do them. As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the “winter blues” set in. Plus, we let our healthy lifestyle habits slip a bit and indulge in more holiday goodies! Believe it or not, a healthy gut plays a role in helping you maintain a sunny disposition during the cold winter months,…. [Read More…]

What is Good Health Worth to You?

Everything we do at Natren we do because we care.   Our probiotics aren’t just good, they’re the best.  Yes, we’re a little biased because we started on this journey nearly 4 decades ago and pioneered the probiotic bandwagon not only here in the U.S. but across the globe.   In fact, if you could string together every Healthy Trinity capsule that we’ve manufactured,  we’re certain we’d encircle the globe many times over.   Yes, we know that Natren probiotics are very different from ordinary probiotics,  and we’re definitely making every effort to stand out from the rest.  We also know how important…. [Read More…]

The Downside to Artificial Sweeteners

On the surface, artificial sweeteners may seem like the perfect fix. Zero calories equals zero guilt right? Well, that’s not how your body and gut see it. These artificial sweeteners may have no calories, but they do have a profound effect on your digestive system – and not in a good way. Artificial sweeteners – like saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame – pass through the body without being digested or absorbed. That’s why food and drinks containing these chemicals are able to claim zero calories. The body may not digest or absorb the artificial sweeteners, but that doesn’t mean they don’t…. [Read More…]