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The practice of fermenting foods goes all the way back to Neolithic man – and science is revealing the benefits of the probiotics to the gut and the immune system.

Why Fermented Foods Promote Good Health

Do you remember your parents or grandparents talk about going down to the “root cellar?” Modern homes no longer have this one-time necessary storag...
"Back to school" means a new start: a perfect opportunity to help him or her develop healthy habits, including taking the right supplements.

Are Probiotics Healthy for Kids?

It’s that time of year again that many kids simply dread, and many parents heave a sigh of relief: “back to school!”And as with many “new starts” a...
Yacon is a South American tuber, considered the best source of FOS.

What are Fructooligosaccharides?

You are likely familiar with fiber and prebiotics, and how prebiotics are good for “feeding” your probiotics or microbiota. But there are so much m...
Oligosaccharides are found in onions, leeks, garlic, beans, wheat and asparagus.

What are Oligosaccharides and Why are They Healthy?

So many gut-support and probiotic products contain ingredients ending in “-oligosaccharides,” most commonly, “fructooligosaccharides” or FOS. At fi...
Why Fiber Is Good for You

Why Fiber Is Good for You

You’ve known for a long time that fiber is good for you, and perhaps you know that it helps move things along, so to speak. Fiber is one of the bes...
Do Women Need Different Probiotics Than Men?

Do Women Need Different Probiotics Than Men?

Most people can agree that men and women — though similar in countless different ways — are mechanically quite different from one another. While th...
Do Probiotics Pass Through Breast Milk?

Do Probiotics Pass Through Breast Milk?

Most new mothers will agree that there’s simply nothing more important than the health and safety of their child. As a result, it’s common for moms...
How do I Choose a Quality Probiotic?

How do I Choose a Quality Probiotic?

With public interest in probiotics higher than it’s ever been, the market has been flooded in recent years with various types of products to consid...
What Are Spore-forming Cultures / Probiotics?

What Are Spore-forming Cultures / Probiotics?

While probiotics are certainly nothing new, interest in supplements containing beneficial bacteria has increased sharply during the past decade. Th...
Is Eating Yogurt Better Than Taking a Probiotic Supplement?

Is Eating Yogurt Better Than Taking a Probiotic Supplement?

“Let food be your medicine,” stated Hippocrates, the noted Greek physician. But modern humans need more than food to achieve health and well-being....
What is a Human Strain Probiotic? Is It Superior?

What is a Human Strain Probiotic? Is It Superior?

There are so many different terms to consider when discussing probiotics that it can quickly become confusing. One term that tends to raise eyebrow...
What are Prebiotics? Are They the Same as Probiotics?

What are Prebiotics? Are They the Same as Probiotics?

The subject of probiotics has long focused on how to improve one’s overall health, particularly supporting digestion and the immune system. It’s tr...