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Did you know that probiotics have antioxidant properties?

Did you know that probiotics have antioxidant properties?

Did you know that probiotics have antioxidant properties? Recent studies have led to a renewed interest in probiotics, which are known to have a multitude of health benefits. The incorporation of probiotics alone or in food can provide a good strategy to supply dietary antioxidants and reduce damages caused by oxidation. Oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes can be mitigated by probiotics. This oxidative stress defines a condition in which the prooxidant–antioxidant balance in the cell is disturbed. Ultimately this compromises cell viability. Probiotics, which are capable of colonizing the intestinal tract, are reported to improve metabolic diseases such as...

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Change your diet, change your microbes.

Change your diet, change your microbes.

The human gut contains trillions of bacteria which play a critical role in regulating certain processes for the host/human body, including metabolism, inflammation, and even cancer /tumors.Some of you may take probiotics on a regular basis, and this is a great thing in maintaining a good flora, but a healthy diet has a big impact on the little bugs living inside you. Each individual’s microbiome is unique. Even identical twins have different bacteria. Lifestyle choices play a strong role in regulating this microbiome. Medications, diet, tendency to exercise, stress and sleep all influence the microbial communities.Consumption of vegetables, fiber, and omega-3...

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Top 3 Daily Supplements

Top 3 Daily Supplements

In today’s blog entry I would like to share with you the top three vitamins that I take every single day. Vitamin C - My favorite vitamin C is lyposomal delivery (insert hyperlink on product name). Why do I like lyposomal delivery vitamin C? The reason that I like it is because the liposomes allow the vitamin C to go straight into the cells. It absorbs compared to the vitamin C that is over the counter. A lot of Vitamin C is synthetic and you don’t get the good absorptions that you get from the lysosomal delivery vitamin C. The...

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Understanding Our Microbiome

Understanding Our Microbiome

What is a microbiome? ‘Micro’ means very ‘little’ and ‘biome’ means ‘world’. The microbiome we are referring to everything that covers us; other microorganisms. This could be bacterial, fungus, parasites, viruses. We have a lot more microorganisms on our bodies, in our mouth, inside our intestines, and even in the brain than we have human cells. So what does this mean? Respect your microbiome. Try to keep a healthy microbiome. How do we do this?  Stop using anti-bacterials because it is really going to promote the growth of bad bacteria. We really have to learn to nourish the microbiome inside...

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Understanding the Good Bacteria

Understanding the Good Bacteria

"Good bacteria." Is there such a thing? - Yes there is. They are called probiotics, meaning pro-life. Actually, we would not be alive today if it wasn’t for the bacteria that’s helping us produce all kinds of things in our intestinal tract such as vitamin B12, which is good for energy and helps us produce the iron there to help the absorption of it. Not all bacteria is bad. We have bacteria all over our body, from the mouth from the skin into our intestines. We have 2-3 pounds of bacteria in our intestine. Make sure you take good care...

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