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Managing Colds And Flu

Almost everyone gets a cold during the winter months and for the majority of cold-sufferers, rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications are enough to help them recover. But winter sickness can mean something more serious for the 5-20% of US residents that come down with the flu each season, with approximately 200,000 hospitalizations attributed annually to [...]

New study shows that probiotics may improve bone health.

A new study, published recently in the Journal of Internal Medicine, showed that probiotic supplementation may have a positive affect on bone health in humans. The double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study involved 90 women aged between 75 to 80 years old and had low bone mineral density (BMD). They were randomized to receive daily oral supplementation (1010 [...]

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 [...]