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PROBIOTICS ON THE BRAIN!

In our speedy, dog-eat-dog world, stress about our daily lives seems almost inevitable; meeting deadlines, getting to work on time, finances, and familial problems are constantly wreaking havoc on our bodies and brains. An increase in stress has been directly linked to weight gain, anxiety, and even memory loss! With how busy we are, meditation and relaxation are mostly our of reach, leaving most professionals to suggest medicine as a […]

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B-B-B-AD TO THE (MICRO)BIOME: IBS AND YOU

In honor of Digestive Diseases Week, we are going to be exploring the different types of digestive illnesses and diseases and possible, all-natural treatments for each of them. Today we are going to be discussing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a non-curable, gestational disease the affects what a person can digest easily and how quickly food passes through the body. People […]

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THE MICROBIOME: USE YOUR GUT

May is 21-24th is Digestive Disease Week so to “celebrate”, we are going to talk about your gut! You may not know it, but your gut is a very important part of your body. In your gut is the microbiome, or the powerhouse of your body. Inside this powerhouse are both good and bad bacteria (they balance each other out, to keep you balanced); however, when this balance gets knocked […]

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LET’S TALK DIRT: SOIL AND YOU

Imagine picking fresh, ripe strawberries right off the vine. You wipe off the dirt to reveal the prize; they’re plump, they’re juicy, and they’re going to help you create the golden fleece of fruit salad. Then, right before you bite into the freshness, someone comes by and pours chemicals all over the berries. Would you still eat them? What if I told you that you have been contaminated by produce most […]

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TANNING: IT’S NOT JUST FOR THE SUMMER!

Since the middle ages, people have tanned the hides of animals to make leathers to be used for furniture, clothing, and decoration. Unfortunately, the chemicals used by tanneries to create this luxury have proven to be harmful to human, animal, and planet health. With the sustainability of Earth now at the top of every country’s priorities, tanneries have begun to get a bad reputation for their work, despite the efforts […]

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DO AS THE ROMANS DO: HISTORY OF PROBIOTICS

As you sniff your bottle of probiotics, or you ponder the process of making yogurt, you’re probably wondering: who thought of this stuff? Who in the world thought to get bacteria and see if certain kinds are good for you? Who does that? Pliny the Elder does, actually. Or, did. This man was alive in Ancient Rome around 70 AC. He was a naturalist and a healer, using herbs […]

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THE PROBIOTIC: TO MICROBIOME AND BEYOND!

We’ve all seen her on TV. The blonde running a marathon with two of her friends, somehow working through her lack of breath to discuss the importance of taking a probiotic for digestive health. The other two friends always look so surprised by her news. Who gets surprised by a probiotic? You’re about to! There are so many different uses for probiotics; our body functions on good bacteria, so supplying […]

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GET PICKLED. AND, NO, WE DON’T MEAN DRUNK.

With unadulterated access to an overabundance of fresh fruit and vegetables during summer, it’s a shame to see the seasons change. But don’t think that just because the tomatoes have fallen from the vine and the leaves are changing, you cannot enjoy your summertime favorites year round. Pickling is your secret weapon against insipid and uninspired menus. The reason being that pickling enables you to add a tangy twist to […]

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SMILE! YOU’RE ON PROBIOTICS!

Smile really big! Now close your mouth. Run your tongue across the front of your teeth. What do you feel? A smooth surface? Or do you feel patches of roughness, almost like bunny slippers on your teeth? What you’re feeling is bacteria. And that bacteria accumulates due to lack of good hygiene, even if you religiously brush your teeth. It can make one a little nervous to smile now, eh? […]

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SINGING IN THE SHOWER: DON’T DROP THE MIC(ROBES)

To be clean, you’re gonna have to get a little dirty. Wait… what? You read that correctly; new studies are showing that good bacteria, called microbes, is not only in us but on us. We constantly have immunity to sickness and disease building up on our own skin cells! However, the biggest threat to the protection of the microbes is not some big scary thing (unless you’re 10 or younger) but a […]

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PROBIOTICS TO BE KEY PLAYER IN ANSWER TO FOOD CRISIS?

With future generations depending on the action taken today, the pressure is on to feed an additional two billion mouths in T minus 34 years.

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RESEARCHERS EXAMINE PROBIOTICS & ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) plagues approximately 5.4 million children in America. As researchers look for treatments and preventive measures for these conditions, probiotics have been tested…

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GARDEN SOIL: DO AMENDMENTS NEED TO BE ADDED?

With small glimmers of spring peaking through the snow-covered ground, we’re already thinking about lush gardens that fill warmer days. Each night, dreams of bright, healthy produce and verdant shrubbery flood our restless minds. Easily forgotten are plans of spring soil preparation, the foundation of every blossoming garden. We have you covered, though…in that nagging, motherly sort of way. You can thank us later. To get started on your spring […]

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PROBIOTIC BENEFITS FOR THE AGRICULTURE ARENA

Here’s some food for thought. Probiotic benefits aren’t confined to the human health sector. At their core, probiotics are simply beneficial microorganisms; there’s no defined limits to their applications. Because we have known about the great benefits of probiotics beyond the human-health segment for quite some time, we’d like to put the spotlight on their implications in the agriculture industry – something that directly affects us all. Probiotics & Agriculture: The […]

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WHAT TO DO WITH THAT WINTER COMPOST

Composting is an awesome way to reduce food waste, while putting depleted nutrients back into the soil. The problem? Indoor composting gets a little tricky when temps drop and the ground gets cold and firm.

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