Archives for 2015

Cooking with Yogurt :­ 4 Fun Warm, Winter Yogurt Recipes

When you think of yogurt, more than likely you think of eating it cold. As we’ve written in previous blogs, yogurt is so versatile, and when you make it yourself, it’s packed full of goodness and it’s all natural. It has no artificial colors or flavors and unlike the store bought variety, it’s not laden with sugars or other additives. There are so many different things you can make with yogurt, but did you know that you can use yogurt in delicious warm winter recipes?   So now the colder weather is here, don’t put away your yogurt maker just yet….. [Read More…]

Why Your Gut Lining Is So Important For Your Health

The health of one particular part of the digestive tract, known as the gut lining, is especially important to prevent disease and promote wellbeing.. The gut lining is the largest surface inside the human body. It is also the largest surface vulnerable to external elements, such as bad bacteria, fungi, yeast or other microorganisms, which enter the body through food and water. The gut lining is the only thing standing between potentially deadly organisms, known as pathogens, and a healthy human body. Organisms living in the body play a major role in health and the development of disease. Not all…. [Read More…]

Infants at Risk of Type I Diabetes May Benefit from Early Probiotics

A few weeks ago, an exciting new study was published in Journal of the American Medical Association how infants at risk for Type 1 diabetes may benefit from early probiotics supplementation. The results are preliminary, but groundbreaking nevertheless. Type 1 diabetes, unlike type 2 diabetes, is an autoimmune disease that develops when the body’s immune system mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. This leaves the body without insufficient insulin to meet its needs. Insulin is a hormone that helps cells use sugar from foods as fuel. It’s unclear what triggers Type 1 diabetes, whether it’s genetic or environmental,…. [Read More…]

Was your Mother Right? Can you catch a Cold from the Cold?

Remember when you were growing up and your mother bundled you up in layers of clothing when the weather got chilly?   Even as you got older, your mom was probably still telling you to put another jacket on or you’d “catch a cold”. Many people believe that the colder weather leaves them susceptible to catching the common cold. It certainly makes sense when you consider that most of us tend to cough and sneeze more during the winter months. Was mom right? Or is it another old wives tale? Debunking the Myth During the winter months, they say, as the…. [Read More…]