What’s up with your Gut?

What’s up with your Gut?

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Pre versus Pro Buzz words: Prebiotics and Probiotics. I find myself discussing this topic at least daily with clients.  So, let's clear it up -- what are they and what do they do for me?   Probiotics.... are an organism or substance that contributes to intestinal microbial balance. They are friendly bacteria that improve immune function, prevent infections, reduce allergies, decrease inflammation, assist with cholesterol management, contribute to reducing the risk of certain cancer, and improve overall digestion. Probiotics are found in: dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, natural/traditional cheeses; Asian foods such as miso, fermented tofu, tempeh, and kimchi; Beverages: microbrewed beer, wine, saki, and fermented juices; and other foods such as sourdough bread, raw honey, brine-salted fermented vegetables.  Probiotics can also be consumed in pill form.  My probiotic of…
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