Gut Health: Kefir

Kefir is a fermented drink, traditionally made using cow's milk or goat's milk. Kefir originated from parts of Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia. The name is derived from the Turkish word keyif, which means "feeling good" after eating. The lactic acid bacteria turn the lactose in the milk into lactic acid, so kefir tastes sour …

Gut Health: Kombucha

Did you know that there is a connection between the health of your gut and the rest of your body? At present, there are a number of research studies and documentaries stating the importance of healthy bacteria in our gut. Enter fermented foods ... Fermented foods can support and introduce healthy bacterial species into our …

Healthy Lifestyle: Reduce that Stress

Here are two different plans to handle stress. Routine maintenance: Develop positive coping skills, such as meditation and visualization, and look for activities, such as yoga or exercise, to keep your baseline stress level in check. Breakthrough stress: Find ways to handle stressful situations that flare up without warning. For example, after a stressful meeting …