August 25, 2014
Just like every other system in the body, our digestive system changes as we age. Our digestive system, and therefore our natural defenses, becomes more susceptible to changes in our diet, environment, and medication as we enter our golden years. Up to 40% of older adults have one or more age-related digestive symptom each year. Problems like bowel inactivity and occasional acid reflux are all more common in older adults and previous research has shown that around age 60, there is a significant drop in the number of probiotic beneficial bacteria, specifically bifidobacteria in the gut.
Because the digestive system is more sensitive in older adults, often exacerbated by increased use of medications, and environmental factors, the gastrointestinal balance of bacteria can be more easily disrupted. This means that it becomes more important to consider overall digestive health in order to stay healthy and thrive in our later years. It has taken a lot of effort to live that long, and you want to enjoy the rest of your life!
There are three major factors that can affect the balance of older adults’ gastrointestinal system.
When environmental factors – including a diet outside of the person’s control like in a hospital or long-term care facility – and medications throw off the natural balance of the intestines, it can lead to other issues especially occasional constipation. It becomes more important to eat a proper diet and begin a regular program of probiotic supplements to help replenish the billions of beneficial bacteria that keep your digestive tract operating properly and smoothly. We highly recommend using a true probiotic layering system to help get everything back in balance such as Natren Digesta Lac to promote regularity, Natren Bifido Factor specifically formulated for the large intestine, colon support and Megadophilus which is designed to provide support and assistance for the small intestine. Natren’s probiotic products can be used in combination with one another to ensure maximum benefit. Natren is one of the only companies that offer a true probiotic layering system and they are a safe and natural approach to promoting optimal health and digestive balance.
May 23, 2019
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Halloween can be a lot of fun, for kids and adults. First, there are the costumes. Many families make a project out of this and actually make their own. If not, store bought costumes are easy to find and offer a huge range for all interests. This is your chance to be whomever you want.Then there are the parties. Some schools even have Halloween parades, which may just be the cutest thing ever. Adult Halloween parties can also be quite entertaining, especially with themed food and treats. Candy Is Not Dandy And then… there is the candy. Bags and plastic.... [Read More...]
October 15, 2018
From the moment we bring them home, our pets become members of the family. Obviously it is much easier to hug a dog or cat and feel a special bond with them than it is a goldfish, but animals of any kind bring much joy and happiness to our lives. We would do anything for our animal kin. Safe And Secure October is National Animal Safety And Protection Month. Perhaps it is not ironic that it is also Emotional Wellness Month. If our pets are not doing well it can take a huge emotional and mental toll on us, as.... [Read More...]