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MSM Supplement Improves Joints, Allergies and Gut Health

What if I told you there was a so-called “miracle supplement” that could lower inflammation, fight the effects of stress and pain, raise immunity and increase energy levels? Would you be interested? Then you need to know about the MSM supplement. MSM is used to help treat literally dozens of illnesses, painful symptoms and diseases…

The Human Microbiome: How It Works + a Diet for Gut Health

Most people think of bacteria within the body as a cause of getting sick or developing certain diseases, but did you know that at all times there are actually billions of beneficial bacteria present within all of us? In fact, bacteria make up our microbiome, an integral internal ecosystem that benefits our gut health and…

Amasai: Probiotic Beverage that Boosts Immunity & Gut Health

Amasai is traditional, fermented milk beverage that is very similar to kefir. It has the consistency of a liquid yogurt and a tart, fermented taste that let's you know it contains valuable probiotics. A nutritional staple for most South Africans for hundreds of years now, amasai has recently come into the mainstream more as probiotic…

Postbiotics: Uses + 5 Benefits for Gut Health & Beyond

While knowledge about the benefits associated with probiotics has exploded over the past decade, many people are still unsure about how prebiotics and postbiotics work. Probiotics are the "good" (or "friendly") bacteria that colonize the digestive system and support many functions of the immune system. Prebiotics essentially feed probiotics, helping them survive and reproduce through the…

Popular Acid Reflux Medication Linked to Chronic Liver Disease

Proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the world. In fact, one study estimates Americans spend $11 billion on PPIs each year. (1) These popular pills are prescribed for the prevention and treatment of acid-relation conditions like acid reflux. But you may or may not be surprised to learn that…

Major Causes of Weight Gain? Processed Foods & Rx Medicines

The next time your parents remind you that things are so much easier now, here’s a rebuttal: maintaining weight isn’t. According to a new study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, it’s possible for the waistlines of adults today to be larger than someone 30 years ago, even at the same levels…

Digestive Health: What’s on Your Plate?

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), upward of 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by digestive diseases. 234,000 US citizens die of digestive-related disease every year and 1.9 million are disabled. Digestive disease and disorder cost the US over $100 billion per year. The crazy thing about those…

What Kind of Leaky Gut Test Should You Take?

Think you might have leaky gut syndrome, causing you to experience symptoms like arthritis, fatigue, headaches and mood changes? If so, you should strongly consider taking a leaky gut test. Many health and nutrition experts agree that to a large extent, health really begins in your gut. Why? A large portion of your immune system…

Top 10 Leaky Gut Supplements

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition where undigested proteins like gluten, toxins and microbes can pass into the blood stream. Another name for this condition is "intestinal permeability" which means the "tight junctions" or the gateway between the intestinal wall and bloodstream have been damaged and are allowing the undigested particles to pass through the…

The Pros & Cons of Bariatric Surgery + Healthier Alternatives

For a country obsessed with losing weight, spending more than $60 billion a year trying to shed pounds, Americans are failing miserably. Even though we know the health risks that come with being too overweight, almost 78 million adults and 13 million children are obese — that’s one in three adults. (1, 2) It’s obvious…