Tag Archives: Microbiota

5 health perks to reap while relishing your peaches

  Is there anything better in August then biting into a juicy peach? OK-maybe tomatoes are up there too but it’s pretty close. But truth be told, the nutritional value of peaches may be at the bottom of the list of reasons to eat them. The pleasures of the palate that peaches offer are hard […]

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Your questions answered: What’s your take on kefir and probiotics?

Q: “What is your take on Kefir? Sounds good, but aren’t the bacteria killed by the stomach acids? What is the current treatment for gastrointestinal upsets, to get the balance back in the gut? Thanks.”, asks Enlightened Eater reader, Vicky Dekker. A: Kefir, a fermented milk drink that’s originally from the Caucasus Mountains (between Asia […]

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Teatoxing: Give me a break!

Get ready for the onslaught of stories about how to get ready for bathing suit season. If it aggravates you as much as it does me, check out this great blog post entitled, “How I Finally Got A Bikini Body. Want a bikini body? It’s easier than you think to get one.” Bathing suit season […]

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Your Facebook questions answered: Is modern wheat toxic?

“Recently a dietitian friend of mine posted The Myth of Big, Bad Gluten by Moises Velasquez-Manoff on Facebook. One comment that came back to her was: “This article did not address the genetically modified wheat of today. That is why our bodies are recognizing wheat as a toxin/foreign substance, because it is not as natural […]

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Top 6 fermented foods for your micriobiota

Fermented foods are  definitely hot as evidence accumulates about the powerful disease-fighting  effects of  populating your gut with beneficial bacteria. Our microbiota, the word which  refers to  the trillions of colonies of  bacteria  or microbes living in our intestines, appears to play a major role in maintaining health. Traditional diets which were based on whole […]

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A new year & time to focus on your gut- your microbiota

Here we are in 2014 and research on the role  our gut microbiota  plays in maintaining health and preventing disease is being conducted at a fast and furious pace. Microbiota is the term used to describe  the trillions of colonies of  bacteria living in our intestines. It is strange, though, when you really think about […]

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