Sauerkraut

Cabbage is a wonderfully nutritious food. It provides vitamin C and other essential nutrients, protecting the human body against diseases such as cancer. The Lactobacilli that colonize the sauerkraut release bound-up nutritive factors in the cabbage. Sauerkraut contains twenty times more bioavailable vitamin C than raw cabbage! It also offers an excellent source of probiotic […]

Review – 3/16/18

1. A 20-year long study, including 6,235 participants with an average age of 34, uncovers the long-term impact of spray cleaners on lung function in women. The study found that women who regularly clean with cleaning sprays experience worsening of lung function over time when compared to women who don’t clean. To put the findings […]

Review – 3/7/18

1. Fermented milk rich in Bifidobacterium breve does not improve remission in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). In a double blind study comprised of 195 UC patients, researchers administered 1 packet of Bifidobacterium breve fermented milk (consisting of 10 billion CFUs) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (1 billion CFUs) for 48 weeks. Time between relapses was not […]

Review – 2/21/18

1. Looking for a new type of exercise that’s easy, free, and more beneficial than yoga? Try hiking! Predicted to surpass yoga in popularity in 2018, hiking has all the benefits of yoga and then some. “There are few things more important to our health than spending time in nature.” MindBodyGreen 2. Engineered probiotics in the […]

Review – 2/5/18

Severe periodontitis (inflammation of tissue around the teeth) is linked to increased cancer risk (highest for lung and colorectal cancers), with a 24% increased risk in those with severe periodontitis compared to controls. Could differences in mouth microbes be the culprit? A recent study also linked alterations in the oral microbiome to autism spectrum disorder. […]

Healthy Hot and Spicy Cocoa

If you’re a fan of dark, antioxidant-rich chocolate, then you’ll love this sumptuously spiced, healthy hot cocoa recipe. As a bonus, the variety of warm and inviting spices offers an array of health benefits that you don’t get in the more traditional versions. So forget the guilt and take a moment to relax and enjoy […]

Review – 12/18/17

Low calorie sweeteners lead to metabolic dysfunction, increasing glucose uptake and promoting fat storage pathways. In a study that exposed participants to sucralose for 12 days, an over-expression of glucose transporters, sweet taste receptors, and fat-promoting genes were observed. These observations were more evident in obese individuals. National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney […]