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Why Fermented Foods Will Make You (& Your Stomach) Happier

Humans have been fermenting foods to aid in digestion for as far back as we can trace. Primarily they were fermented to improve holding and storing properties of foods. The milk from camels were ferme…

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics: What You Need to Know

Are you confused about probiotics and prebiotics?  This is a dilemma facing many people, and outrageous marketing claims aren't helping matters.  So, "what's the difference?" you may be wondering. …

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Psst! Having A Pet May Reduce Your Risk of Allergies & Asthma

Growing up, we never had pets. Well OK, there was a brief bout with a gerbil, but that doesn't really count. According to new research, our lack of furry friends could explain why my sister suffers fr…

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6 Surprising Sources of Probiotics (Slideshow)

  These days, it seems that everyone is clamoring to get more probiotics in their diet. And there's a good reason for that -- from a healthier digestive track to a stronger immune system, the …

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How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Brain

Photo Courtesy of:  Thinkstock/iStockphoto The bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms comprising your body's microflora outnumber your body's cells 10 to 1. It's becoming increasingly clea…

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How Probiotics Affect Mental Health

Before Thorazine was invented in 1950, mental illness was often treated surgically. In fact, in 1949 the inventor of the lobotomy was awarded the Nobel Prize. Before tens of thousands were lobotomized…

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How Should I Take Probiotics?

Foods appear to be better carriers for probiotics than supplements, but if one does choose to go with the supplement route, should they be taken before, during or after meals? The package labeling …

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Can Probiotics Prevent the Common Cold?

Babies delivered via caesarean section appear to be at increased risk for various allergic diseases. The thought is that vaginal delivery leads to the first colonization of the baby's gut with materna…

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Preventing & Treating Diarrhea With Probiotics

Probiotics have slowly moved from the field of alternative medicine into the mainstream, particularly for the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the treatment of gastroenteritis. Afte…

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10 Safe and Natural Ways to Beat Allergies

Spring is officially here. In addition to the birds, flowers, and sweet-smelling air, spring is also the season for allergies. If you suffer from the wide array of seasonal allergy symptoms such as fa…

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