Is proper chewing the key to good health? Grandma certainly thought so and now dental science is proving her right. Akira Uehama, the president of the Academy of Clinical Dentistry in Japan, calls it a “chewing revolution,” because more than one study shows mindful chewing does have an impact on both physical and mental health. Proper Chewing Increases Energy & Awareness A leading Japanese researcher set out to prove that better chewing habits are important, especially as people age. Japan, just like the U.S., is seeing an escalation in their aging population. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the number.... [Read More...]
Looking For the Best Probiotic For Constipation? Constipation is more than an uncomfortable inconvenience; it can be a sign of some serious health problems including: A toxic gut Numerous types of GI cancer Nerve problems Hormone problems Allowing partially digested food to sit in the body for too long, without normal eliminations, can expose a person to a buildup of toxins. Poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle and certain medications can also cause symptoms of constipation. More recent research is bringing light to the imbalances of bacteria in the gut that play a role in constipation and the concept of.... [Read More...]
Are probiotics something that can help the body fight off heavy metals? A number of researchers are looking into ways that the right probiotics might aid people exposed to certain heavy metals such as mercury or arsenic. Medical science already understands how critical a diverse gut microbiota is to overall health, but they are shining a new light on how bacteria can provide additional health benefits related to heavy metals. About Heavy Metals Heavy metals are elements that occur naturally in nature. They get their name from their atomic weight, which is five times more dense than water. Although heavy.... [Read More...]
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‘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...]
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...]
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...]
Looking For the Best Probiotic For H. Pylori? 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.... [Read More...]
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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...]
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Are probiotics the best hope for removing toxins from the air, soil and groundwater? It might seem like a reach but at least one group of researchers think that this might be the answer to improving the environment in a significant way. For decades, multiple industries have used the solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) to do everything from clean engines to anesthetize patients in preparation for surgery. Today, the scientific community has identified this man made chemical as a toxin that does more harm than good. TCE is a known carcinogen and toxic agent responsible for causing cancer and neurological problems. Even.... [Read More...]
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...]
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Should you be concerned about the effects of probiotics on histamine levels? It’s a question that we have been getting a lot at Natren and for good reason – studies show there may be a correlation. We are in the business of science, so we do our best to keep current on the latest industry information and the most recent scientific data. What we have found is that strain matters when it comes to histamines. Different strains of the same genus and species of bacteria lead to different effects. Breaking It Down by Strain What Natren has discovered by researching.... [Read More...]
With a total area of about 20 square feet, your skin is the largest organ of your body – and it is one of the most important. Your skin protects you from dangerous viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and from the sun, wind and extreme temperatures. Your skin is also one of the first things people see. Skin looks and functions at its best when it is healthy. Unhealthy skin allows pathogens to invade your body. Skin problems, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis can be uncomfortable and socially embarrassing. Outbreaks of these skin problems can cause self-consciousness in teens.... [Read More...]
As you may have seen in the news lately, there is national concern about the plight of the honey bee. Honey bees are responsible for more than just the local honey sold at farmer’s markets. You might call them ambassadors of agriculture. They are one of the most important natural assets in existence because they pollinate crops all over the world whether they are growing in your garden or are part of the seasonal harvest for farmers. The American Beekeeping Federation explains that around one-third of the food you and your family eat relates in some way to honey bee.... [Read More...]
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The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) are calling for manufacturers of probiotic products to raise the bar for labeling, storing and stability testing as an industry standard. Natren wrote the book quite literally on many of the industry labeling guidelines. Now, these organizations are asking other companies to finally meeting the standard Natren set for itself years ago. The goal is to provide consumers not only with better products but enhanced transparency and improved consistency, as well. It’s a move that Natren supports fully because it’s what we already do and have been doing.... [Read More...]
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Early studies into beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, showed the organisms promoted a healthy digestive tract in general. Recent studies confirm these benefits. Other new research show probiotics can positively affect immunity and lower blood cholesterol levels. Now there is evidence that probiotics can help people with high blood pressure. THE DANGERS OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Nearly a third of adults living in the United States currently have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, increases the risk for developing dangerous health conditions, such as a heart.... [Read More...]
Natren has chosen a special way to celebrate 35 years of helping others and serving as trendsetters in the pharmaceutical grade probiotics industry – by opening a new facility to expand our work. Established in 1982 by educator and author Natasha Trenev, Natren remains the leading manufacturer of probiotics worldwide. In fact, you’ll find Natren probiotic products in health food stores throughout the world. As a company, Natren is committed to educating our consumers about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle that includes the introduction of good bacteria into the gut through the use of quality probiotic products. To mark.... [Read More...]
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