Gut Health and Testosterone

testosterone

Testosterone plays a vital role in men’s health, but did you know that gut health and testosterone are connected? What is Testosterone? Testosterone is a sex hormone responsible for many functions in the body for both men and women. In men, the testicles mainly produce testosterone. Some functions of testosterone for men include muscle growth,…

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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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Gut-Healthy Traveling

Gut Healthy Travel with probiotics

To travel is to truly experience this beautiful and dynamic world, many say. Whether you are jet-setting across the globe or road-tripping across the state, the excitement that comes with traveling is hard to beat. Visiting new areas means soaking in new sights, unique cultures, delicious food, and so much more. However, new destinations can also mean encountering foreign microorganisms that can impact our digestive system for the worse. 

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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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Alcohol Use and Gut Health: A Crossroads

alcohol use and gut health

Have you ever wondered how alcohol use affects your gut health? As summertime approaches, kicking back on the deck with an ice-cold cocktail sound like a great way to end the day. Is a small amount of alcohol better than a large amount of alcohol? How does alcohol use affect the gut and the bacteria…

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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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IBS

IBS

Do you, or does someone you know, suffer from IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects an estimated 10-15% of the American population. However, only 5-7% of those actually receive the diagnosis. 

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Endometriosis and the Gut, A Powerful Connection

endometriosis

Endometriosis.  You’ve likely heard this term before, but do you know what it is?  Perhaps you know someone who has been afflicted by this painful disorder. Or maybe, you’re an endometriosis warrior yourself. The prevalence of endometriosis is estimated at 10% of reproductive women worldwide.  That’s 1 in 10 females between the ages of 12…

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FODMAPs Explained 

FODMAPs Explained

Most people do not have to follow the low FODMAP diet to have a good life. However, those who suffer from IBS may find this food plan the best way to manage the painful symptoms of the disease. 

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