New Research: Poor Gut Health Linked to More Severe Outcomes in COVID-19

gut healthPoor gut health could put you at risk of more severe outcomes if you have COVID-19, according to a new scientific review. The review, published this week in mBio, found that those who had more serious cases of COVID-19 tended to also have gastrointestinal symptoms. It theorizes that an altered gut microbiome could allow COVID-19 to spread to more organs faster, and could be an underlying factor in known risk factors, such as chronic disease. Continue reading “New Research: Poor Gut Health Linked to More Severe Outcomes in COVID-19”

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How Gut Health and Bacteria Impact Your Immune System

gut health is importantHippocrates once said that “all diseases begin in the gut,” and recent science supports this quote. From your digestive tract to your cardiovascular system and beyond, the presence of a diverse array of healthy bacteria in your gut is critical to your overall health and wellness.

Like any well-oiled machine, the human body requires a balance between systems to achieve optimal function, especially gut health. Continue reading “How Gut Health and Bacteria Impact Your Immune System”

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Healthy Benefits of Probiotics for Women

probiotics can aid digestive healthFinding balance amid career, relationships, hobbies, personal life, and health is often difficult. Eating right can be tough when you’re always on the go, and modern diets often don’t include enough of the fiber and beneficial nutrients our bodies need to function their best. A great probiotic can help your health and digestive system get back on track. Continue reading “Healthy Benefits of Probiotics for Women”

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6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health

 

walk in nature to boost immune healthAs we move into cold and flu season, many people are wondering how to power up their immune system to stay healthy. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of nutrition, lifestyle, and preventative strategies for strengthening immune health. Scientists and doctors are seeing the impact that poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle habits have on disease risk, severity, as well as long-term consequences. Now more than ever, it is critical that we make attaining and maintaining good nutritional status and healthy lifestyle practices top priorities. Continue reading “6 Powerful Ways to Bolster Your Immune Health”

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Taking Antibiotics? Probiotics Are Extremely Helpful

probiotics help antibioticsAre you about to start a course of antibiotics? Well, don’t forget your probiotics. While the appropriate use of antibiotics does serve a role in fighting off unruly bacterial infections, it can also do a number on your gastrointestinal tract (and vaginal tract for females).

As the public’s familiarity with probiotics increases, thanks to the marketing of such products as Activia yogurt, the advice to supplement with probiotics while on antibiotics isn’t so “alternative” anymore. Continue reading “Taking Antibiotics? Probiotics Are Extremely Helpful”

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