Archives for 2016

Natren Warm Yogurt Recipe Ideas for Winter!

The holidays bring us so many warm treats. Hot mulled wine, warm apple cider, so why not add warm yogurt to your seasonal repertoire? Most people think of yogurt as a dish served cold – but you’d be surprised at the versatility that this staple brings to your table. Yogurt is an ancient functional food, rich in beneficial bacteria, and is super-easy to make at home to ensure maximum freshness and freedom from chemicals, sugars, and preservatives. It can be refrigerated for use whenever you need an extra creamy addition to your meal. Using Natren’s Yogurt Starter you can make…. [Read More…]

Could Your Anxious Dog Benefit from Probiotics?

Humans undergoing stress can experience gastrointestinal disturbances, such as upset stomach and loose stool. Many people now find relief from stress-related digestive problems by taking probiotics. Anxiety can also cause the same types of digestive upsets in dogs as it does in humans. Now scientists are looking into whether probiotics can help anxious dogs in the same way it helps anxious people. Stress and anxiety can cause a variety of health and behavioral problems that can significantly affect the well-being of your pet. Stress can cause diarrhea, for example, and anxiety can cause your furry friend to exhibit undesirable behavior…. [Read More…]

Give Your Digestive Tract the Gift of Good Health this Holiday Season

Do the holidays upset your stomach? Family time, homemade treats, and alcohol are joyful parts of the holiday tradition in many households, but they can also lead to digestive problems. Everyday stress and even modern technology can also wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Fortunately, you can keep your digestive system happy and full of good cheer throughout this holiday season. Bring Holiday Cheer to Your Digestive System The enteric nervous system, which helps regulate the digestive system, includes the sympathetic nervous system that triggers the “fight or flight” response to danger and the parasympathetic nervous system that calms down…. [Read More…]

Can Prunes Help Your Improve Intestinal Health?

Generations of people have been eating dried plums, also known as prunes, to prevent constipation. A new scientific study shows prunes can positively affect the bacteria living in the gut and may even reduce the risk of colon cancer. Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society, claiming an estimated 49,190 lives in 2016. While advanced treatments improve the likelihood of survival, prevention is key to lowering mortality rates. About the Bacteria Living in Your Intestines There are trillions of bacteria living in the…. [Read More…]