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Why Are Fermented Foods So Good for Us? Plus: Recipes

By Kim Robson: Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and pickled veggies are some of the best ways to ingest natural probiotics. Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in the digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and …

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Boost Your Immune System with a Healthy Gut

By Fredrica Syren: Last winter it seemed as if I was sick…a lot… and forever. Ok, so yes, I have three kids whom I sometimes lovingly nickname the germinators because — let’s face it — most kids bring germs home, especially kids in school. But I could tell I was …

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Probiotics and Prebiotics and Its Benefits For Your Health

By Kim Robson: What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics? Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, that live safely in your digestive tract. Probiotics are vital for proper absorption and digestion of food, and for actively synthesizing various nutrients such as vitamin K, pantothenic acid, …

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Get Cultured: Add More Fermented Foods for Your Health

By Dawna Matthews: Pickled cucumbers, sauerkraut and kombucha are all staples in my kitchen, but this was not always the case. It took some time for me to reach beyond sweet or salty flavors towards these strong smelling sour foods. I discovered that the more I ate them the more …

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Fenugreek: A Plant Full of Life, Savoriness and Healing

By Dawna Matthews Most of us would recognize fenugreek by its aroma instead of its look. Its seeds give curries and other dishes distinctive flavors — sometimes pungent or bitter and other times, hints of sweetness. Most people do not know this miraculous plant is beneficial for more than just …

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Stoke Your Digestive Fire — A Look at Healthy Poop

By Dawna Matthews My father told my family that you can tell how healthy someone is by their poop or lack thereof. I always thought this was a weird statement to make but as I have grown older, I realize this is the case. Many family members as well as …

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The Importance of Probiotics for Our Health

By Chef Centehua Probiotics are the live microorganisms that are of great benefit to the host. Our bodies are host to a great population of microbes and, in order to have a mutually beneficial relationship with our microscopic allies, we need to maintain a healthy gut flora. This is vital …

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