Category Archives: Probiotics

How and Why do you get Ulcers?

One of my sisters-in-law used to suffer from “ulcers”. She suffered from acute abdominal pain and claimed that she got this due to the stresses in her life. It is a common assumption that stress and anxiety can cause ulcers and it was thought to be the result of a high stress life-style (especially common… Read more »

Probiotics, How to Find the Right One for You.

There are so many kinds of probiotics on the market and they all sound great. Each company claims that their products are the best for you. In fact, supplements are just like food, one kind doesn’t satisfy everyone. Different brands may work well to some people, whereas, another kind suits different people. Ultimately, the reasons… Read more »

So Many Strains! Homemade Soymilk Yogurt

I have been making and eating soy milk yogurt for a couple of months. How I discovered this healthful routine was a fluke. When I was researching about fermentation online, I found out how Japanese people are adapting various fermentation processes and foods into their lives. In fact, fermented foods are a big part of… Read more »

Apple Cider Vinegar, a great digestive aid

My husband has been suffering from stubborn heartburns, along with gas. He thinks that his stomach is producing too much stomach acid and that needs to be settled by taking an antacid medicine (like “Tums”). He grew up in a family that always relies on medication for every little health issue. He usually takes over-the-counter… Read more »

Probiotics and Prebiotics (Synbiotics)

What Are Prebiotics? Now we know, Probiotics can be beneficial for optimal intestinal health when ingested. Then, how can we maintain this “Good” bacteria in the intestinal system effectively? Well, we can FEED the bacteria, so that living probiotic bacteria can grow and remain in our intestines. Prebiotics are not living bacteria themselves, but “food”… Read more »

Top 5 probiotic foods

Probiotics are living micro-organisms, that are similar to the bacteria that naturally occur in the intestine. These “Good” bacteria have been shown to provide health benefits when ingested. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which inflame the lining of the GI (gastrointestinal) tract and disrupt your… Read more »