Archives for October 2017

4 Tips for Staying Healthy this Fall & Winter

‘Tis the season for changing leaves and spooky pumpkins. For most people, fall means cooler temperatures, raking leaves and weekend footballs games along with the knowledge that the holiday season is not far away. Whether you’re biggest temptation is Halloween goodies or Christmas cookies, fall also brings with it a host of tummy troubles and, of course, cold and flu season. About Cold and Flu Season The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that influenza is really a threat all year long, but it peaks during fall and winter and is especially prevalent during the months of December and…. [Read More…]

Probiotic Pumpkin Smoothie

When October hits, everything from your coffee to the air freshener products seems to feature that fabulous orange pumpkin, usually with a little spice. If you’re a fan of this seasonal pumpkin phenomenon then take it a step further with some DIY magic. Few food choices do so much for the body as the basic smoothie. In one drink, you can meet the daily allowance for many vitamins and minerals. The problem is not all smoothies are created equally. There are just as many unhealthy recipes out there for pumpkin smoothies as there are healthy ones. A recipe that calls…. [Read More…]

Think Local, Buy Locally Grown

Known as the probiotic & health pioneer, Natren is proud to launch the “Locally Grown” campaign, designed to educate consumers about their products and the vast wealth of healthy food options grown right in their community. “With the ‘Locally-Grown’ campaign, we aim to teach local consumers about our probiotics, which are cultivated, manufactured and shipped out of our Westlake Village pharmaceutically-certified manufacturing plant,” explains Natasha Trenev, our founder and President. Other probiotic companies tend to cultivate their products overseas, but that’s not the Natren way. Our facility and all our operations have been located in Westlake Village, California just north…. [Read More…]

Could Probiotics Be the Answer for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Infections?

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can cause ulcers, gastritis and other illnesses. Doctors currently treat H. pylori infections with antibiotics and medications to control stomach acid. Resistance to antibiotics can lower the effectiveness of treatment; side effects to antibiotics can also make treatment less effective. New research shows that using probiotics may improve antibiotic treatment for H. pylori infection and reduce side effects. About H. Pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are bacteria that can infect the stomach. H. pylori infection can cause peptic ulcers, which are painful sores. Gastric ulcers can develop in the stomach,…. [Read More…]