Plus, how to make sure you're getting enough of each so you're healthy.
Naturally sweet and bubbly kombucha is more fun than popping a probiotic pill -- and has several health benefits.
We all know about the brain that lives in our head, but we might not know about the brain that lives in our stomach. Vicky Vlachonis, Osteopath and author of "The Body Doesn't Lie," breaks down what all that rumbling in your tummy is about.
Check Potency By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock These good-for-you bugs can be found in everything from your yogurt to your multivitamin
We have been colonized, but it's a good thing. Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic
How does the food industry resemble life itself?
Gut balance during infancy is dependent on factors such as mode of delivery, diet, and administration of probiotics or antibiotics. This early gut microbial development primes immune function that can have life-long effects on health.
Many patients think that probiotics are only good for gastrointestinal issues, but they have other benefits as well. Sure, it can be a great friend to our gut function, but it also can help those with frequent infection issues.
I met a sommelier who specializes in pairing fine wines with Pringles, Cool Ranch Doritos, KFC cole slaw, California rolls and pumpkin pie -- stuff you'd normally never associate with le vin. What other beverages match specific foods?
The word "probiotic" is a compound of two Greek words: "pro," to signify promotion of and "biotic," which means life. Their
Fortunately for people like my husband, kimchi isn't the only fermented vegetable. Pickles, sauerkraut, and other fermented foods also introduce probiotics to your gut to help balance microflora.
Probiotic (beneficial bacteria) products like kefir and "active culture" yogurts (like Dannon's Activia) are flying off the supermarket dairy case -- with promises of a healthy digestive tract and more.