French Vanilla Ice Cream Flavored Chewable Probiotic Wafers – Oh yes!

Natren strives to make your probiotic experience a sweet one with their Healthy Tummy product. French vanilla ice cream flavored chewable probiotic wafers — yes, it is a mouthful, but worth it, because just wait until you get a mouthful of these tasty probiotic treats – designed to be taken between meals to promote a healthy and more regular digestive system. Whether you are dieting or just looking for a better ways to enjoy a sweet snack, Natren’s Healthy Tummy wafers bring you the best of both worlds. Now, you can have your dessert and eat it, too, with the…. [Read More…]

How does the Bacteria in Your Gut Help You Digest Your Food?

You may already know that bacteria living in your gut can improve your health. Harvard University says that the trillions of bacteria living in your digestive tract can influence health and even improve a number of health conditions. You may not know, though that the bacteria in your gut can actually help you digest your food and get more out of the food you eat. About the Bacteria Living in Your Gut The human gut contains tens of trillions of bacteria. In fact, there are ten times more microbial cells than human cells on and in your body. The microbes…. [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…]

Understanding the Human Digestive System

The human digestive system has a unique design that uses mechanical and chemical processes that turn the food a person eats into energy and nutrients the body can use for energy, growth, and cell repair. The process of digestion has many stages in which several organs, tissues and body systems work together to achieve an end goal – in this case, breaking down large, complex molecules into smaller pieces for distribution and use throughout the body. Digestive system organs fall into two main groups: the alimentary canal and accessory organs. Measuring up to 30 feet in length in the average…. [Read More…]