From yogurt to kombucha to supplements, probiotics appear to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, literally and figuratively. Probiotics are live bacteria and are believed to have properties that improve digestive health. Lactobacillus found in yogurt and other fermented foods is just one example. Though the National Center for
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More evidence that coffee—once thought of as bad for you—is not only safe in typical amounts but might actually help protect your health comes from a new study of colorectal cancer risk. Researchers compared 5,145 patients who had been diagnosed with colorectal cancer within the past six months with a
Looking to eat more foods that fight depression and anxiety? Try adding more fermented foods to your diet. These probiotic-rich foods can help keep your gut, and your brain, happy.
Obesity and rebound weight gain are signs of leptin resistance. The key to easy fat loss is learning how to increase leptin sensitivity. Here’s how based on the latest research.
Changing your diet can help you heal your thyroid and alleviate fatigue, depression, weight gain, and many other symptoms. Get started with this targeted Hashimoto’s diet.
You may not think that what you eat has anything to do with your risk of developing lung cancer or COPD. Diet, however, especially one that’s rich in fiber, may actually play a key role in preventing certain breathing diseases. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it includes
The folklore. Jerusalem artichokes, also called sunchokes, sunroots or earth apples, are not artichokes at all, nor have they anything to do with Jerusalem. Yet, the story behind the misnomer reveals a history as delightfully quirky as this tuber’s knotty appearance. First cultivated by Native Americans, the small, artichoke-flavored tuber
If your physician prescribes antibiotics, question it. And do some research on your own before taking them. Some doctors are a little too quick with the prescription pad, and some patients (myself included) a little too trusting.
Truth is we’ve been over-prescribing antibiotics in this country for quite some time. It’s
Dietary fiber is good for us, but prebiotic fiber has extra benefits. Prebiotic fiber is dietary fiber that escapes digestion in our small intestine but is fermented by “good” bacteria in our large intestine.
By nourishing beneficial bacteria, prebiotics can shift the balance of your gut’s community of bacteria and other
Eating enough fiber has been linked with cancer prevention in many studies, but the most convincing evidence is for the role fiber plays in colon health. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer—in one study, the participants’ risk of colorectal cancer dropped 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in the