Are “Aliens” Making You Hungry?

Have you ever felt strong emotional cravings for certain foods? And have you ever experienced these cravings… even when you knew that your body had enough to eat. It’s well known that emotions and stress can play a role in food cravings. And of course, your hormones also send signals to your brain that boost hunger and cravings. But what if there was something else that could cause these … [Read more...]

8 Foods That Fight Depression

A recent headline on the cover of Parade magazine caught my eye. It said, "Top Doctors Solve Your Medical Problems". One of the problems they claimed to have a "solution" for was depression. So I turned the page to find out what it was. I was hoping to read about the vital links between food and mood, and the foods that fight depression. But there wasn't a single word about the nutrients … [Read more...]

Probiotics for Depression – A Natural Mood Booster

Can bad bugs in your gut cause depression and anxiety? New research published in Gut Pathogens found that they do. It is widely known that probiotics (or “good bacteria”) help maintain the healthy gut flora beneficial to wellness. In fact, numerous studies show that probiotics improve digestion and improve immune function. Now we know they do something else: Boost the feel-good neurotransmitter … [Read more...]

Probiotics Fight Cancer (And The Best Sources)

You probably know that probiotics—the bacteria found in yogurt, buttermilk, kefir and other cultured dairy products, as well as lacto-fermented veggies like sauerkraut and kimchi—can improve gastrointestinal health. Now new research shows another way these good-for-you germs guard against disease. Probiotics fight cancer! Inactivate Cancer-Causing Compounds... with Good Ole Fashioned … [Read more...]

Best Brand: Inner-Eco Probiotics

In a recent Healing Gourmet post (Could Antibiotics Make You Fat?), you learned about the big impact that your gut flora has on your health (including your risk of obesity). You see, these “good bugs” perform hundreds of vital functions in your body. They: Synthesize vitamins (including the all-important B vitamins) Disarm carcinogens Train your immune system Regulate your … [Read more...]

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