Antibiotics and Probiotics

Antibiotics and the Need for Probiotics The topic of antibiotics is one of duality. On one side of the coin, antibiotics provide a powerful and effective way to treat bacterial infections. They have transformed once-deadly diseases into manageable and often curable conditions. On the other side, antibiotics can cause some serious side effects, especially within…

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Postbiotics

postbiotics

In recent years, the field of gut health has gone through many shifts in focus beyond just the importance of probiotics. Likely, if you’re familiar with probiotics, you have also heard of prebiotics and how they can help feed the good bacteria in your digestive tract. But did you know there is a third amigo…

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SIBO

SIBO

What is SIBO?  Small intestine bacterial overgrowth, better known as SIBO, is a challenge that many Americans face every year. Although the small intestine is the longest section of the digestive tract, bacteria don’t typically like to make it their home. This is partially due to the presence of bile from the stomach that must…

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Take Probiotics This Cold and Flu Season!

flourish living probiotic

Cold and flu season is upon us, and it’s crucial to strengthen our immune systems to stay healthy. One effective and natural way to give your immune system a helping hand this cold and flu season is by incorporating probiotics into your daily routine! How Probiotics Can Help During Cold and Flu Season Probiotics are…

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Probiotics for Athletes

probiotics for athletes

Athletes are constantly seeking ways to improve their performance, whether through training, nutrition, or recovery strategies. An area that is gaining significant attention is the use of probiotics for athletes to enhance overall athletic performance. Benefits of Exercise on Gut Health Regular physical activity is associated with a more diverse and balanced gut microbiota. A…

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Probiotics and Breastfeeding

breastmilk

New mothers undoubtedly dedicate themselves to providing the best care and nourishment for their little bundles of joy. While breastfeeding is already a remarkable way to offer optimal nutrition to a newborn, the power of supplementing probiotics and breastfeeding can take the benefits of breastfeeding to a whole new level!

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Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?

lactose intolerant

Food sensitivities and allergies are on the rise around the world in an alarming rate. An estimated 20% of Americans struggle with a food allergy or intolerance. But what’s the difference?  

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Flourish & Synergy

synergy

What is Synergy? Synergy is defined as the cooperation of two or more organizations that produces a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Bacteria are Naturally Synergistic. There’s an old adage in microbiology: no microbe is an island. That is to say, bacteria are not made to live in isolation. Out in…

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Getting Dirty

Getting Dirty

What if getting “dirty” is actually good for your health?  You’ve probably heard the saying “A little dirt don’t hurt!” Perhaps you’ve heard that running around outside barefoot can actually benefit your immune system, or that getting exposed to pet dander and farm animals can help prevent allergies. Thoughts like these became popularized through a…

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C-section Birth & the Microbiome

Mother and baby after C-section birth

Giving birth is one of the most profound experiences of life, occurring every second of every day all over the world. It can also be one of the most overwhelming experiences, especially when pregnancy complications arise.    According to the World Health Organization, cesarean section (C-section) use continues to rise globally. As a result, we’re seeing…

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