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Top 5 Probiotic Rich Foods

When you think of probiotics and if you are like most people, the first food that comes to mind is probably yogurt. Consuming yogurt is a great start but most only contain 1 or 2 strains of beneficial bacteria and for optimum health you require a range of bacterial strains. To ensure you are receiving all […]

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Top Detoxifying and Fat Busting Superfoods

We live in a toxic world, and unfortunately for most of us, our organs of elimination just can’t keep up. In order to be optimally healthy we need to help our bodies to cleanse and detoxify, and the following 5 superfoods will do just that, safely and effectively. As an added bonus, consuming these foods regularly […]

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Deadly Viruses and Natural Solutions

Before planning your next vacation or your next trip to the hospital, old-age home or medical clinic you’ll want to read this! We’re all familiar with the stomach flu (known medically as gastroenteritis) and it’s nasty symptoms (the most common being excruciating stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting). What you may not know however, is that […]

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Summertime Cultured Slaw

Just in time for summer! Here is our twist on the classic summertime staple coleslaw. Our version is chock full of probiotics, those friendly little intestinal critters that science is just raving about these days. Great for your digestion, immunity, and even mental health, there’s just so much to love about these little guys. We […]

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5 Natural Relief Strategies for IBS Symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome can have an enormous impact on your quality of life but you do have options to help you alleviate common symptoms. Unraveling the root causes of IBS is challenging, as they may be different for everyone. So natural approaches to help you find relief need to integrate strategies for improving digestion, soothing […]

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New Drug Reduces Negative Impact of Small Amounts of Gluten Consumption for People Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

Researchers have been working on developing strategies to reduce the harmful impact of consuming small amounts of gluten for people with Celiac disease.

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Beautiful, Beneficial Bugs by Desiree Nielsen, BSc RD

This month we’re all about probiotics—so we wanted to speak to a bug-expert, of sorts, about how probiotics can support optimal health and what you need to know about finding a good quality supplement. Desiree Nielsen is a registered dietitian in private practice in Vancouver, and Education Specialist for Bio-K+, a family owned, Canadian manufacturer […]

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Could Our Gut Bacteria Be Tipping the Bathroom Scale?

According to two brand new studies, our intestinal microflora (yes, that’s right, those little critters in our guts), could play a major role in weight loss and weight gain. And importantly, this science may have huge implications for better, more effective ways to lose weight! Here’s what the science is saying, and our team’s take […]

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