Battling Bad Bacteria

“Oh, come on guys. It’s so simple maybe you need a refresher course. It’s all ball bearings nowadays.” This famous line from the classic movie comedy Fletch always gets a laugh, and makes for fun party conversation. But change “ball bearings” to “bacteria” and suddenly you have an insightful truth that many people don’t even know. It’s All Bacteria Nowadays Researchers now calculate that more than 10,000 microbial species occupy the human ecosystem. This is known collectively as the gut microbiota, and these organisms not only affect human health, they define it. Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions (10,000,000,000)…. [Read More…]

Warning! The Signs Of An Unhealthy Gut

Today’s world is filled with stress and anxieties. Taking care of ourselves is even more important, and yet so many people ignore aches and pains and fight their way through each and every day. Sometimes you have no choice and just have to carry on and get through the day without any breaks or pauses, but we need to pay attention to our own bodies. They are constantly trying to tell us things, and perhaps even give us warnings of more serious issues to come. We need to listen! Gut Instinct We all know what a gut instinct is and…. [Read More…]

Probiotics-The New Happy Meal

Kids can be picky eaters…really picky. Many battles between parents and children seem to be about food. While the intention is always to keep children healthy and well nourished, they don’t always see it that way. Kids will avoid certain foods at all costs. They may toss them out, hide them, or sneak them under the table for the family pet to eat. The key is to find a true happy meal. Eat Your Vegetables! It’s funny how full circle it all comes. When you’re a kid you may remember hearing a parent beg or plead to “eat your vegetables.”…. [Read More…]

The Kombucha Kraze

From home brewing kits to the refrigerator aisles of major supermarkets, kombucha is one of the newer health crazes on the market. It seems like every company is making one, and they can be found everywhere. Entire refrigerator sections are dedicated solely to kombucha these days. Once you walk past the huge array of cold brews and coffee drinks, and then iced teas… Boom! The question is, is kombucha healthy? Kombucha – What Is It Exactly? Actually, the first question should be, what is kombucha? So let’s start with that. Kombucha is a fermented, effervescent drink that is pushed as…. [Read More…]