Recently I’ve been hearing or seeing the word “prebiotics” thrown around increasingly often. There are ads for prebiotics supplements in vegetarian magazines and reminders about prebiotics’ importance in women’s health articles. Geezus, I thought, another supplement that’s now allegedly essential? Yes and no. While theyÂ are essential for staying healthy (and slim), you can get all the prebiotics you need from a healthy diet. More
Topic: digestive health
While a flatter tummy tops the list of many New Yearâ€™s resolutions, it can be extremely difficult to obtain if you arenâ€™t paying attention to whatâ€™s going on in that stomach. Here are three stubborn stomach woes, and natural remedies to improve digestion so you can be well on your way to achieving your goals (and a lot more comfortable too!) More
Well, this is weird. There’s new evidence that your digestive troubles could be linked to that case of chicken pox you had in second grade. A study from researchers at Columbia University in New York found that the chicken pox virus could be responsible for digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, and even unexplained bleeding. More
Lauren Slayton, M.S. R.D., founder of New York Cityâ€™s Foodtrainers, has more than a decade of experience as both a dietician and nutritional counselor. Offering one-on-one sessions on weight and nutrition management, Foodtrainers helps clients create, record, achieve, and maintain personal health goals. For those in need of grocery shopping guidance on a budget, Foodtrainers also offers an affordable program, Market Foodtraining. Check out her previous Blisstree posts here.
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Like you, I’ve seen those Activia yogurt commercials featuring Jamie Lee Curtis about a million times. And every time, while I’m singing along to the jingle, I wonder: Could eating that stuff (with Bifidus Regularis!) for two weeks actually help my inner-workings behave better, or is this whole thing just a genius marketing scam?
See, I’ve always prided myself on having a fairly high-functioning digestive system: For the most part, everybody down there seems to know what floor they need to be on at any given point, and when they need to take the elevator a few floors south, and finally, when they need to pack up and exit the building. (TMI Alert: I do take an herbal digestive stimulator every night, and have for years.) So, in general, I feel pretty good in the down-under digestion department. But then again, maybe I just think I do. Is it possible that I could feel even better? Does my digestive system really need to be regulated by Bifidus? More
No, not THAT Sharon Stone. THIS Sharon Stone is a colon therapist and former massage therapist who attended the Swedish Institute of Massage and Allied Health Sciences. As a colon therapist, she’s certified though the Wood Hygienic Institute in Florida. … More
John Dempster returns! He’s a licensed (and handsome) Naturopathic Doctor who practices in Toronto, and regularly contributes to Blisstree about health and wellness issues. Last time, the good doctor schooled us about 10 vitamins and supplements we shouldn’t live without. … More