Monday, April 4, 2011

What is the hype about Probiotics?

Let’s explain what probiotics are in the first place. These bacteria are vital in the development of the immune system (which fights off our colds, flues, and other illnesses). Probiotics are bacteria located in the intestines that help us prevent diseases by killing harmful bacteria. They also help us to digest food by assisting the body in absorbing nutrients via the bloodstream. Our digestive system is a strong, pre-balanced food-processing unit. It is made to last us our entire lifetime. By continuing to consume foods that contain these friendly microbes and taking probiotic supplements you become a part of maintaining the healthy balance your body needs.

As in all battles, some are left for dead as they tear through the enemy trying their best to protect the human body they live in. Hence, it is crucial that we consistently recharge our gut with our little allies. There is a long line of benefits for those who choose to replenish these microscopic warriors. In order to maintain the balance our body needs we must sustain 85% of good bacteria in our intestines, while the colon must nourish 15%. The primary of these are the prevention of certain cancers, including stomach and colon cancer. Also, they aid in the prevention of yeast infections, skin infections, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerated colitis, Crohn’s disease, tooth decay, and in children they help to avoid stomach and respiratory infections they can easily catch while at school.

If you already eat healthy and you still suffer from constant fatigue, food allergies/sensitivities, trouble losing weight, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic acne, joint inflammation…and the list goes on…you may simply need to add more probiotics to your diet. We always encourage that you consult with a health professional before taking on any new diets or supplements. For those of you who refuse to do so we strongly suggest for you to do plenty of research and weigh out the pros and cons before moving forward.

For any one interested in ways to adjust your diet to include more probiotics, or any one wanting to know which foods are harmful to the necessary balance please write to us or leave your comments on this page. Any one who has an experience to share, a goal that was reached, or questions they need answered are ALWAYS welcome to write to us! We look forward to hearing from you. We hope that not only did you learn more about your wonderful body, but that you enjoyed the information as well.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A New Dawn

In this day and age we, as an American society, are beginning to truly understand the importance of physical health. With healthcare reform in the works and the cost on the rise it justly makes sense to seek out alternatives to synthetic medicine. A good and sensible start is on our plates.

Many people do not realize that maintaining great health is simple and obtainable. The rewards are bountiful. Here we will share with you articles, videos, and personal stories on various facets of health and fitness. We encourage every one to share their experiences and express their opinions, with RESPECT.

We believe every one should have access to good information on health and fitness. This is our attempt to get it out there to the public. We are a group with diverse food lifestyles whom continuously focus our efforts on achieving our personal health goals. We do not expect any one person or group to eat or see health the same. What we will be doing is abolishing the myths, and discovering the truth based on individual results. We see this as important due to the fact that no one person's body works exactly the same. For example, metabolic rate, blood pressure, digestion, etc. Hence, we hope to get our followers to network in order to find their dietary matches.

We do not promote any one way of reaching absolute health. We look forward to exploring the many paths to this one mutual goal with you. Visit us bi-weekly for the latest topic in health & fitness. Thank you for your support!