Both prebiotics and probiotics are essential for a healthy gut environment or microbiome. The simplest explanation is that probiotics are the microbes (we are usually talking about bacteria here) that colonize the large intestine, while prebiotics are the food, or fuel, which feeds those microbes.
One of my favorite things is Kefir. (I recently realized it’s pronounced Keh-fear.) Kefir is a tart cultured milk drink made by adding kefir grains to milk which causes fermentation to take place. Its nutritional content is similar to greek yogurt (rich in protein and calcium) but the probiotic content is much higher. (Probiotics are live […]
Spring is here and it is a great time to think about spring-cleaning your diet to help with better digestive health. Here are 3 simple steps to better digestion:
This year the culinary trend for food focuses on environmental sustainability, local sourcing, healthful meals, nutrition and natural ingredients/minimally processed food. Here are three food trends you can expect to see in restaurants, coffee shops, health food stores and grocery stores:
At the end of the day, 42-year-old Jill would often look down at her stomach in awe that it was distended more than when she was pregnant. The gas, cramping, and irregular bowel movements that would swing between constipation and then diarrhea were negatively influencing her mood and quality of life.