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Acidophilus – A Team Player in the Health of Your GI Tract

You’d have to be waking up from a decade-long coma to not have heard the words acidophilus, probiotic or flora in the media - especially with Jamie Lee Curtis’ yogurt commercials making light of what happens “in the bathroom” and the hilarious Saturday Night Live parodies that followed. Acidophilus (specifically lactobacillus acidophilus) is one of at least 300 different strains of bacteria living in your intestines. Actually, there is an entire ecosystem of microorganisms living in your intestinal tract, called…
Ashley
October 8, 2012
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Cleaning “House” with Fiber

Fiber is one of the most important nutrients in our daily diet – it’s our internal housekeeper! Unfortunately, those of us eating the SAD way (ie. the Standard American Diet) are getting far too little of these substances to maintain optimal health. According to the Institute of Medicine, we need at least 25-38 grams per day, a far cry from the measly 10-15 grams we’re actually getting on average. There are two different kinds of fiber – soluble and insoluble.…
Ashley
August 6, 2012