Elie Metchnikoff - A Key Player In the History Of Probiotics

The History Of Probiotics

Probiotics are microorganisms, usually bacteria found in the human gut, which are beneficial to health. They’re also called “friendly” or “good” bacteria. They are ubiquitous and symbiotic throughout the gastrointestinal system, where they have an important and protective role. Probiotics are not just normal and helpful, but essential to prevent illness and improve function. Lactic […]

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New year on the candida diet

Start Your New Year With A Candida Diet

First of all, I should start by wishing all of my readers a Happy New Year, and health and happiness for the next 12 months! Now that the party season is over, January gives us a great opportunity to reevaluate our health and set some goals for the new year. It’s the ideal time to […]

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Woman suffering from flu symptoms

Two Simple Tips To Avoid The Flu This Winter

We’re almost into the Winter months now, at least for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, and that means one thing that no-one’s been looking forward to – flu season! In fact, the better organized among us will soon be thinking about a trip to the pharmacy, to stock up on the various decongestants […]

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Probiotic bacteria can pass safely through your stomach

Can Probiotics Make It Safely To Your Intestines?

One of the best ways to improve your digestion and general health is to take some good quality probiotics. But how can you be sure that those little pills you take, each containing billions of good bacteria, actually make it through to your intestines? After all, they have to get through the acidic environment in […]

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Candida albicans and its biofilms

What Are Candida Biofilms?

We often think of microbes as single cells that can be easily targeted by drugs, alternative medicine or our own immune systems. However, the reality is much more complicated. Many of these pathogens have evolved remarkably sophisticated ways to evade our best efforts at treatment. Some of you may have heard of biofilms, especially if […]

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Antibiotics in children - they can weaken immunity, disrupt digestion, and lead to gut problems like Candida.

Should Your Child Take Antibiotics?

The winter season is upon us, and for most parents this translates into the dreaded cold and flu period that their children face every year. It’s not just your imagination – children and young adolescents are more susceptible than adults to infections. Their immune systems are still immature, which greatly increases their risk of contracting […]

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oral thrush

Taking Probiotics For Oral Thrush

Hopefully you read my recent post on how probiotics can reduce the side effects of antibiotics. Over the past few years, research has shown probiotics to be an invaluable tool for medical practitioners, and awareness among the medical community is steadily growing. However this is just one of many scenarios where probiotics can complement, or be […]

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Digestive System 101

While most people are familiar with the digestive system, they may not know how important it is or what exactly it does. Thanks to your digestive system, almost everything that you eat serves as potential fuel for your body. This is why a healthy diet is so important, and why supplements like probiotics can play […]

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Choosing pills

Should You Take Probiotics And Antifungals Together?

There are three main elements in any good Candida treatment plan – a low-sugar diet, probiotics, and antifungals. But how can we be sure that these elements aren’t working against each other? This is a particular concern when you are taking probiotic and antifungal supplements at the same time. Probiotics help with Candida overgrowth in […]

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Woman suffering from Leaky Gut Syndrome

Can Probiotics Reduce The Side Effects Of Antibiotics?

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you’ll know that I encourage readers to be very careful about their use of antibiotics. The reason is that antibiotics (particularly the broad-spectrum kind) can do some terrible damage to your immune system, and it can take years for your body’s defenses to recover. There is […]

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