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Antibiotics & Gut Flora

Antibiotics & Gut Flora

Antibiotics & Gut Flora Good health begins with balance in the body, particularly in the digestive system. Inside our bodies there are twenty times more bacteria than living cells, and maintaining the correct balance of beneficial bacteria versus harmful bacteria is a crucial part of supporting long-term health and vitality. Having the right kinds of bacteria (so-called "friendly bacteria"), in sufficient quantities, is essential for everything from healthy digestion and nutrient absorption, to immunity and defence against infections. Good vs. Bad Germs Bacteria have gotten a bad reputation, and for good reason. Bacteria are behind a number of serious diseases...

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What is in our food?

What is in our food?

In this modern age of processed foods, artificial chemical are used for a variety of reasons.  There can improve the taste, extended shelf life and ultimately keep costs low for manufacturers.  However, this unnatural process means we can no longer take what is in our food for granted; we must research.  Food these days is not simple - do you know what you are eating? Food additives are an excellent example of "hidden" ingredients that are in foods.  Almost everyone has heard of them, but how many of us take the time to find out what they are, which ones...

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Acai berries - what puts the "super" in this superfood?

Acai berries - what puts the "super" in this superfood?

The Amazon 'Superfruit' Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berries have become popular in the form of dietary supplements over the past few years, both in capsule and powder form.  This comes to no surprise due to the significant media attention they have received, since being more recognised in the Western world as a "superfruit".  In other words, a fruit with a high nutrient-to-calorie ratio compared to other fruits of a similar kind. For example, antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins, or mineral content. Superfoods dominate the food pyramid and Acai AKA 'Purple Gold’ is one of the more tasty superfoods that will provide...

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