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Water Kefir – Homemade Probiotics Made Easy

By Shannen Irwin, Office Manager I recently had the pleasure of attending an intriguing lecture on the benefits of probiotics, presented by our registered dietitian, Maria Hepler. During the hour-long presentation, she covered the importance of replenishing and maintaining good bacteria in the gut, and demonstrated how to make homemade water kefir - a probiotic [...]

Probiotics And Gut Health, A 3-Part Video Series

Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria and yeast that support gastrointestinal health, urinary tract health, favorable cholesterol levels, and the immune response. Watch Maria Hepler, RDN, CLT discuss the growing body of research that demonstrates how these fascinating microorganisms benefit our bodies. Topics of discussion will include: - Factors affecting intestinal micro flora; - [...]

Yoga Rooms Offer Respite at Busy Airports

Attention yogis! You may think that the airport is the last place you could find a moment of tranquility, but in an effort to make airline traveling a less stressful experience for its customers, a handful of airports are trying to change that perception. In 2012, San Francisco International Airport made history by being the [...]

Maria’s Anti-Inflammatory Cooking Demos

In this video series, Maria Hepler, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, explains the 3 major components of the anti-inflammatory diet: 1) controlling your blood sugar, 2) identifying common food ingredients that may be triggering the inflammatory process in your body, and eliminating them, and 3) adding an abundance of healthy, anti-inflammatory foods into your diet [...]