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The Importance of Probiotics for Immune Health

March 31, 2020

How the Immune System Works The coordinated job of the immune system, including both our Adaptive and Innate functions, is to correctly differentiate between what is “self” and “not-self”. The immune system must identify what is a pathogen or toxin that we want to block, versus a beneficial compound that should get absorbed. This vital job is what allows us to mount a strong defense against bacteria and viruses but not overreact with allergies or autoimmunity. The Microbiome Plays a…

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Recipes

Coconut Yogurt

February 19, 2020

Adeline Waugh enjoys challenging the status quo by developing beautifully vibrant recipes using only the purest of real food ingredients. Find her on Instagram @vibrantandpure and visit her website at VibrantAndPure.com.

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Health Lifestyle

Gut Health as the Holidays Wind Down

January 14, 2020
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A return to comforting routine We do what we can to stay healthy at this time of year. The beginning of the year may naturally bring our focus inward, to taking care of ourselves and our families. I use the power of routine to make staying well easy. I am grateful for the convenience of probiotics to support my family’s gut health, and root veggie recipes to ground us. The natural rhythm of the season also favors sleep. Starting the…

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Fitness

Endurance Exercise, Gut Health, Recovery & Probiotics

November 12, 2019
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Ultramarathons. When one marathon is not satisfying enough, why not run several? In a row. Day and night, up mountains, across deserts. Yes, ultramarathon runners enjoy a uniquely punishing yet rewarding activity. They truly test the limits of human endurance, of mind, body and spirit, to keep running well beyond what any seemingly rational person would choose. If you’ve read any interviews with ultramarathon runners, they have unique stories behind their passion for the sport. As you might guess, running…

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Health

Staying Healthy Year-Round with Probiotics

October 1, 2019
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How Do We Know We Are Healthy? Truly good health is more than the absence of disease. Some signs of good human health include: Resilient respiratory system; few days sick with coughs, colds, or viruses [1],[2] Good cognition and verbal fluency [3] Getting good, satisfying sleep [4] Well-formed, regular, comfortable elimination [5] Moderate stress response and good neuroplasticity [6] Ability to exercise with only minor wear and tear [7] Having fresh breath and a healthy mouth [8] Relatively little inflammation…

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Back-to-School Done Right with These 4 Children’s Products

August 27, 2019
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It’s back-to-school season—that time summer-loving children dread and worn-out parents look forward to. (Are we right?) You’ve probably already shopped for pencils, composition books, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new sneakers, but how about back-to-school supplements? Just like adults, kids need to be in tip-top shape to do their best work and be their best selves. Now’s the time to stock up on a few medicine cabinet staples to keep your kiddo healthy this school year. Elderberry Sometimes the sniffles start…

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Managing Histamines: A Follow-Up

August 19, 2019
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Worsening allergies? Blame climate change! Then, choose your probiotic. In my last blog on histamines, I introduced four types of histamine, their functions, and nutrients to manage Histamine Intolerance (HIT). I mentioned herbs to stabilize mast cells and how to be careful with probiotics, saying that studies, underway at the time, might offer more insight in the future. As artist Paik Nam June is credited with saying, “the future is now”. What are histamines? Histamines are chemicals your immune system…

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3 Ways to Reduce Bloating During Swimsuit Season

June 25, 2019
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I love the summer… but I have to admit, I don’t always love getting into my bathing suit. Even though I’ve found a swimsuit that I feel great in (it only took trying on 100+), it’s still a bit stressful to walk around the beach feeling a tad… exposed. The very last thing I want to deal with when enjoying the summer surf is bloating! That heavy-feeling, gassy, and VERY VISIBLE bloating. Ugggh. Bloating is annoying any day, but it’s…

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Why Probiotics Help with Fertility, Pregnancy, and Vaginal Health

June 11, 2019
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Everywhere you turn you’ll find articles, videos, and memes about the power of probiotics. Probiotics have been touted as the next line of medicine for mental health issues, the solution to chronic inflammation, and might even ramp up your metabolism. Are they really all they’re cracked up to be? Could they really help with all of those health issues? In a nutshell… it looks like they just might! Plus, it looks like they’re an important addition to our collective diet….

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Health Lifestyle

Stay Regular on the Go!

April 23, 2019

Whether you’re traveling or just having a very busy week, it can be so hard to stay regular! Yup, we’re talking about that taboo topic, poop. Your colon loves a regular schedule. Regular food, regular hydration, and the same schedule day in and day out. The truth is life isn’t always regular. Meetings get booked in the morning, work schedules get erratic, and early morning flights make it all more difficult. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Travel…

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