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Ask the Expert: What Are Probiotics and Why Do You Need Them?

The short answer: Your gut is filled with bacteria, good and bad. Good bacteria aids digestion, boosts immunity, and combats a number of gut-related illnesses. Emerging research shows it may also impact weight loss and influence mood. Bad bacteria hampers good bacteria and can make you sick in an assortment of ways, oftentimes involving repeated… Continue reading Ask the Expert: What Are Probiotics and Why Do You Need Them?

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Gut Check

Years ago I'd heard that most nutritionists, if forced to pick a single supplement to take, would choose probiotics. I've been an advocate of this supplement for years, and have seen things from clearing up skin issues, to increased immune system function (judged by the lesser sickness seen). I even think they helped someone's seasonal allergies… Continue reading Gut Check