Probiotics

Probiotics are a combination of live beneficial or good bacteria and/or yeasts that naturally live in your body, especially your digestive system.

  1. Anxiety - Depression And Probiotics

    When assessing one’s health, mental health is an aspect which should be taken into consideration to ensure a comprehensive treatment plan to improve overall well-being. Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression are prevalent in today’s society as our lives can be fast-paced, stressful, and demanding. While anxiety is beneficial in moderation, excessive anxiety can be detrimental to our health.  

    Anxiety is described as negative apprehension and tension about the future and symptoms include: excessive worrying which is difficult to control, restlessness, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, irritability, muscle tension, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety is also closely linked to depression, which can present as: feelings of worthlessness and helplessness, trouble concentrating, feelings of guilt, chronic pain, overeating or loss of appetite, persistent sadness or anxiety, and dig

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  2. Probiotics and Histamine Intolerance
    03
    Sep

    Probiotics and Histamine Intolerance

    You might be most familiar with histamine as it relates to the immune system. If you consume probiotics and histamine matters to you then take care that you use a product formulae that suits your needs - A Probiotic for Histamine Intolerance.

    If you’ve suffered from seasonal allergies or food allergies, you may have noticed that antihistamine m

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  3. Why Am I Always So Bloated?
    01
    Apr

    Why Am I Always So Bloated?

    Bloating is a digestive complaint experienced by many people.

    You may be bloated if you feel your pants are too tight after meals, your gut feels like there are tiny “explosions” occurring or if you experience an uncomfortable fullness after consuming a meal. Digestive concerns are very common these days and this is due to many factors including the North American diet, lack of movement, stress, and not prioritising time when it comes to preparing and eating meals. More often than not, people are eating on the go or eating out.

     

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  4. Your Immune System is About to be Challenged
    13
    Feb

    Your Immune System is About to be Challenged

    Another season is upon us. The first colds threaten. Carb foods entice. The immune system is challenged. How should you feed it to best support its healthy function?

     

    Vitamin D – 3000 to 5,000 IU daily for most adults is safe and effective for the prevention of flus and colds. No other supplemented nutrient has been as extensively studied as vitamin D. If you are low in vitamin D, fewer Natural Killer cells (NK-cells) are formed, and your innate immune defenses a

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  5. Why Should You Care About Gut Health?

    The field of digestive health is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Disruptions to the digestive system have been implicated as a critical factor in seemingly unrelated disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, food allergies , and Type 2 Diabetes . But many people are acutely sensitive to digestive distress long before disease symptoms arise because the gut interacts with so many aspects of our physiology, from the nervous system to the endocrine system. While there’s no concrete evidence saying that restoring gut health will prevent

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  6. What is a Probiotic, Anyway?

    As a dietitian, I find that certain health terms become very familiar before people actually understand what those terms mean. It took a few years before omega 3 eaters knew that they were eating anti-inflammatory oils. So, it’s probably a good idea to breakdown the term probiotic, so that you can use it with confidence.

    The word probiotic is made up of pro– or for-; and –biotic or –life. So probiotic means for life. Most people know that probiotics are bacteria, but they aren’t just any bacteria. Just like we now realize that not all bacteria will make us sick…not all bacteria in fancy bottles meet the true definition of a probiotic.

    What is that definition? The World Health Organization defines probiotics

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