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You may have heard about kefir and even seen it in the supermarket, but what is this food and how can it benefit you? You may be surprised to find how beneficial this fermented food isKefir is similar to yogurt…read more
By the age of seven, practically all children will have suffered an ear infection. It's the second most common childhood illness, colds are number one. Definitely a painful experience, and risky, too, if it isn't taken care of. This usually means a visit to the family...read more
What does gut health have to do with hay fever or seasonal allergies? Probably a good deal more than you might think. Allergies and hay fever are an inappropriate defensive response to pollen and other substances. According to Dr. Joseph Mercola, "Besides being...read more
If you are treating your leaky gut by following the 4 Rs and you're not seeing much progress, it could be that you're dealing with SIBO - small intestine bacterial overgrowth. SIBO (pronounced SEE-bo) is one of the causes of leaky gut, but the two vary a bit when it...read more
If you've done much research on gut health, you already know that antibiotics, even when prescribed and used correctly, can really do a number on your digestive health. While they're killing off the pathogens they were meant to eliminate, antibiotics also rid your...read more
A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, including your immune system: anti-inflammatory foods, which are thought to...read more