Posts Tagged ‘probiotics’

Why Prebiotics are Important for PCOS and Where to Find Them

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I usually recommend that most of my patients with PCOS eat a moderately low carb, low glycemic diet. Some women take their carbs even lower by following a very low carb diet, and others go as low as to be on a ketogenic diet. The outcome – your diet ends up being low in an “overlooked”…

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Tips for Taking a Probiotic

Probiotics are a hot topic in the media these days. And for good reason! They play a major role in our digestive health. We have an estimated 100 trillion bacteria – some “good” and some “bad” – living in our digestive tract. When these bacteria get out of balance, this may result in occasional digestive…

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New Food Trends at Expo East 2015 Natural Product Show

Last Saturday I was up at the crack of dawn to catch a 7 am train to Baltimore.  I was heading to the 30th annual Natural Products Expo. I’m always on the lookout to find new food products and with 1300 exhibiting companies; I was sure to find a few! Read on to hear about…

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New Healthy Products to Add Fiber and Gut Health

Two hot nutrition topics are fiber and probiotics. Unfortunately, most of us don’t consume enough of either! Hectic schedules can make it difficult to eat adequate amounts of the right foods. Things can also get a little “irregular” … if you know what I mean!  The average American eats only 15 grams of fiber a…

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Probiotics: Not All Bacteria Are Created Equal

Bacteria. The word alone has many of us reaching for the nearest bottle of Purell (particularly at this time of year), forget about trying to purposefully ingest these invisible microorganisms. Yet, in the past few years, we have been inundated with promises of products and supplements that contain “live active cultures” to “promote immunity,” “maintain…

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