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Probiotics

WATCH: The Truth About Fiber And Probiotics

Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Scientists are still largely uncertain about what benefits our bodies truly take from multivitamins, and there's often even more confusion among consu...

Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Importance of Gut Health

Mandana Arabi, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mandana Arabi, M.D., Ph.D

All signs point to a growing public interest in the possible benefits of prebiotics and probiotics in digestive health and beyond. However, science has to lead the way to ensure sound evidence is the basis for introduction of interventions for public health and new products in the marketplace.

Unity, Balance, and Power

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The notion that parasites are ravaging populations -- and clearly, they are -- is hard to reconcile with the already-impressive and fast-accumulating evidence that the aftermath of eradicating parasites is ravaging other populations.

A New Beef With Meat and Eggs? My Gut Reactions

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For now, my gut reaction to the news about TMAO is that context matters. It's not really just about meat or eggs in the diet, but about the overall dietary pattern, the kinds of meat, the feed and treatment of the egg-laying hens, and our exposures to chemicals and antibiotics.

Talking Probiotics and Women in Business With Lifeway's Julie Smolyansky

Mark Bazer | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Bazer

Lifeway CEO Julie Smolyansky took time out of her crazy schedule to be on the very first Interview Show at The Hideout, in Chicago, five years ago. Loved having her on again back in March and talking probiotics, women in business and how to pronounce "kefir."

Recent Studies Show Benefits of K12 Probiotic

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Probiotics have made their mark on digestive health. With bad breath often being a symptom of larger bodily issues, it makes sense to include a variety of these healthful bacteria into any diet.

50+ Women's Bodies -- From Eden to a Garden

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Gina Barreca

From age 16 to age 20, a woman's body is a temple. From 21 to 49, it's an amusement park. From 50 on, it's a terrarium.

Gut Check: Science Probes Frontier Within Us Made Up of Millions and Billions of Microbes

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

The microbiome is a relatively new frontier for scientists, who have only begun to examine how microbes might affect the function of our bodies.

Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema

Leonard Smith | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

Gut balance during infancy is dependent on factors such as mode of delivery, diet, and administration of probiotics or antibiotics. This early gut microbial development primes immune function that can have life-long effects on health.

The Benefits of Probiotics

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Many patients think that probiotics are only good for gastrointestinal issues, but they have other benefits as well. Sure, it can be a great friend to our gut function, but it also can help those with frequent infection issues.

What You Should Know About Bacteria On Your Body

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have long known that bacteria living on and in our bodies outnumber our cells -- which themselves sum up to a number that exceeds any hope of real understanding -- by 20 to one. We are a rounding error in our own skin.

Dr. Oz's Five Favorite Foods (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author Dr. Oz discussed his favorite foods for healthy eating when he joined me on Mondays With Marlo. ...

The Body Politic

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The best defenses of the human body reside largely, and often inextricably, with the body politic. Public health is for the public -- and is best advanced by the collective efforts of the public.

How Eating Probiotic-Rich Can Protect You From Heart Disease

Donna Gates | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Gates

While gut health and heart disease may seem unrelated at first glance, it turns out that the friendly bacteria living in our intestines may offer more benefits to our health than we ever imagined.

Got Probiotics? 6 Ways Live Active Bacteria Boost Your Health

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living

For most people, the mention of probiotics conjures up images of yogurt. But don’t dismiss the microbes as a marketing gimmick or food fad. The late...

Farm To Fork Across America. Mad Chef Jimmy Schmidt

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Julie Ann Fineman

Emulsions? Infused oils? Salt blends? A lesson using these ingredients was recently given to me in the form of a private, culinary, tete-a-tete at the hands of Master Chef Jimmy Schmidt.

Yogurt Diet Tied To Testicle Size In Strange Mouse Study

| Elie Dolgin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

Last sum­mer a team of researchers from the Massa­chusetts Institute of Technology set out to better understand the effects of yogurt on obesity. T...

Is Your Yogurt the Best It Can Be?

Linda Larrowe Bergersen | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Larrowe Bergersen

When you think about it, true yogurt is just milk and bugs. And, really, that's all it should be... the proliferation of probiotic strains of bacteria that grew in a warm bath of milk. But today yogurt has turned into more of a dessert than the health food it was designed to be.

Watch: Cultured Pickles and the Coca-Cola of Fermented Foods

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Kirsten Dirksen

For Alex Hozven, food is either living or dead. At her Cultured Pickle Shop in Berkeley, California, she tends 20,000 pounds of vegetables that "breathe" carbon dioxide. She's simply pickling vegetables, but to most of us used to "dead food," it's a foreign concept.

The Alchemy & Magic of Cultured Foods: Why Fermentation Is Vital to Our Health

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home
Organic Authority.com

Culturing our foods is not just a preservation method, it's also integral to our health -- something frozen or canned foods can never offer.

What Are So-Called ‘Functional Foods’?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

You may have heard about "functional foods." Nutritionists and marketers use this term to describe foods that go beyond the basics of supplying nutrients to the body and appear to help ward off and combat certain chronic illnesses.

New Probiotics Fight Bad Breath, Ear Infections and Cavities

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

New oral care probiotics that contain S. salivarius K12 and M18 can actually help fight common oral care problems that many of us deal with every day.

Dietary Supplements For Summertime Efficiency

Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Memorial Day weekend means that summer weather is upon us. Unlike the winter months where our bodies seem to crave hibernation, the summertime is all ...

Probiotics May Have Some Benefits For Kids

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — A leading medical group says there's some evidence that probiotics, or "good" bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesse...

Is Your Food Pro-Life?

The Sweet Beet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Sweet Beet

We are being marketed probiotics aggressively and though they are naturally created in some foods, they are "enriching" many foods such as chocolate and juice. Here's what you need to know.