Medications to Treat GERD View More

One in ten Americans gets heartburn every day, and 44% have symptoms at least once a month.  But even sufferers can be totally confused about what causes these symptoms and the best ways to manage them.  Let’s get to the heart of the problem.   What Is Acid Reflux/GERD? A lot of people think these… Continue Reading

The Secret World Inside You - Obesity (2) View More

by Yvette La-Garde   Do you long for foods that aren’t good for you?  Is your metabolism sluggish?  Do you retain body fat and gain weight easily?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to take stock of your gut microbiome – the collection of microbes that live in… Continue Reading

An Apple a Day View More

An apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away by reducing the risk of developing cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.   But it’s time to add to that list, because in addition to being rich in important antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, and fiber, it turns out that the non-digestible compounds in… Continue Reading

Women Working Out View More

From lowered cancer risk, clearer, less sensitive skin, to increased weight loss, more and more research praises the benefits of having a wide variety of healthy probiotic bacteria.   So if these microbiota are so good for us, what can we do to promote diversity? According to new research, we need to eat more protein… Continue Reading

Beneficial Bacteria & Weight Loss View More

There are many traits that make each of us – even identical twins – unique.  This includes our personalities and our fingerprints, and now we can add our intestinal flora to the list.  But why is this important?    Well, with all the recent research being done on how the microbes in our gut affect… Continue Reading