Prebiotic Foods for Healthy Digestion and a Healthy Microbiome I’m sure you know about probiotics. But do you know about the importance of prebiotic foods? Prebiotics are a class of food not broken down in the stomach or small intestine. Instead they find their way, undigested, into the colon, where they are gobbled up by trillions
Understanding Your Body According to Ayurveda, taking care of your digestion might just be the most important step you can take for your health. And not just your physical health, but your emotional and mental health, too! Strong evidence suggests psychological stress has a marked impact on gastrointestinal health and digestion. Stress is processed through the
What is candida overgrowth and what are the symptoms? Candida is a naturally-occurring yeast or fungus that inhabits the mouth, gut, vagina, and other mucosal membranes of the body. Ordinarily, it is harmless, existing in balance with the trillions of other bacteria that make your body home. Concerns arise when that balance is disrupted. This
Healthy Alternatives to Laxatives Do you know how your elimination is doing? A recent review of scientific literature looked at the state of modern digestion and elimination. Researchers found reports of sluggish elimination common, but inconsistent from country to country. Americans, in particular, seem unsure how to classify their bathroom habits, with survey results ranging
Boost Bifidobacteria + Change Your Life How well do you know your microbiome? The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched the Human Microbiome Project in 2007, with the aim of better understanding the roles microbes play in human health and longevity. Since the project launched, microbiome research has advanced quickly and thousands of studies
Want to know a yummy natural way to protect your lungs and gut? Interestingly, viruses only survive if they are able to break down the protective barrier that lines the respiratory and intestinal tracts. The inner skin (or epithelium) is a single-cell protective layer that needs to be perfectly balanced in order to effectively protect us from the woes and worries of the outside world.
What is Leaky Gut Syndrome? Leaky gut syndrome is not a diagnosis taught in medical schools or recognized as a disease by the FDA. That said, a leaky gut has become associated with a handful of health concerns, including digestive gas, bloat, fatigue, food sensitivities, aches, brain fog, indigestion, and much more.1 Our intestinal tract
Do You Have Occasional Heartburn? 60% of adults in America will experience symptoms associated with heartburn over the next 12 months. Understanding how this develops along with strategies to resolve it are valuable tools to keep in your health toolbox. Interestingly, feelings of indigestion and occasional heartburn can be caused by either too much or
¾ of USA Living with Digestive Discomfort A recent survey found that 74% of Americans are regularly experiencing gas, bloating, altered bowel function, and abdominal discomfort.1 According to the Mayo Clinic, if you’re in this group, medications are often prescribed to slow bowel function and relax digestion, antidepressants are suggested to calm the nervous system,
While researchers and scientists are not known for taking herbal or nutritional supplements, a group of journalists from Inverse queried six scientists to see what supplements, if any, they take on a regular basis.1 Five very important supplements were on top of their lists. TURMERIC The most common supplement taken by scientists is the Ayurvedic
Constipation and incomplete bowel movements can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable. Luckily, one of Ayurveda’s primary areas of focus is digestion.
We’ve all been there . . . one of the most irritating things to deal with is a cough that just won’t quit. Nagging coughs tend to make their appearance during the seasonal change from winter to spring.