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“My Tummy Hurts!” - Natural Remedies for Kids

You’ve had it happen: your child comes to you complaining about a tummy ache. You want to turn their frown upside-down fast—ideally with a natural remedy—but it’s not always clear why they have digestive problems in the first place. So how do you fix it? The most common digestive issues are gas, bloating, and stomach pain. The most likely culprits are diet, stress, and an unhealthy gut. The great news is there are some proven natural home remedie...

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Avoid Digestive Woes on Your Summer Vacation

Digestive issues can be a real vacation spoiler. You’re right in the middle of having a great time and it hits you… that rumble or cramp warning you to get to a bathroom pronto. Problems like traveler’s diarrhea can have you hitting every rest stop, airplane toilet, and gas station bathroom far too often. These stops keep you from relaxing and enjoying all the things you’ve been looking forward to on your summer vacation getaway. To add insult to ...

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Summer Time Exploring with Probiotics & Immune Boosters

Ah, summer! That time of the year when adventure calls your name. Whether you’re jetting off to explore France or backyard-exploring with the kids, we’ve got your summer excursion essentials list ready for you to stay healthy and enjoy your holidays to the fullest. The best way to make the most of your summer adventures is to come prepared—seriously prepared. Going to be trying the more adventurous of the local cuisine on your travels? Three words:...

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Third Trimester Symptoms During Pregnancy

You’re almost there, only a few months to go! You’ve made it through the nausea of the first trimester and, hopefully, you've had some relief recently…but now you’re heading into the final stretch and with it comes a new group of symptoms. Your baby is getting bigger every day. Although you might feel like your belly couldn’t possibly get any bigger. Your little one will grow from about 2.5 pounds to 6-9 pounds in just 12 short weeks! This fast ...

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Pre-Pregnancy Planning

Are you thinking about starting or expanding your family? Congratulations! That big decision deserves some celebration! The weeks or months between now and when you have a positive pregnancy test are very important for you and the father-to-be. There are important things for both of you to do to make sure your bodies are as healthy as possible before pregnancy. Why the men too? At conception, 50 percent of the DNA is from the father, so his health ...

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No Fridge? No Problem.

Spring has sprung and summer travel plans are calling. The open road beckons. Exotic destinations, new experiences, new foods, new…digestive challenges? Don’t let digestive issues cramp your style just when you’re getting into the flow of being on the road. Just slip one of our shelf-stable probiotic formulas into your daypack and let them work their magic. Probiotics and their packaging have come a long way in terms of potency and temperature sta...

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Four Easy Steps to Make Peace with Yeast

Four Easy Steps to Make Peace with Yeast
If there’s one word that strikes fear the most in my clients it’s the “dreaded C-word”: candida. It’s probably because it’s so common; most of us have a friend or colleague who has been put on a six-month incredibly restrictive candida cleanse. You know the type: you’re constantly in the kitchen preparing food and you feel like you’ll never eat anything truly enjoyable ever again. It’s a very hard six-month sentence. I’ve also dealt with a very s...

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Five Ways to Gently Detoxify Your Body Every Day

Five Ways to Gently Detoxify Your Body Every Day
It’s hard to go a day without hearing about the dangers of toxins in our air, chemicals in our cosmetics, and pesticides in our food. It’s downright scary. And it’s true, we are dealing with a higher daily chemical assault than we did a generation ago. It makes the idea of a big detox cleanse seem pretty much necessary. But that might not be the case for most of us. Our bodies are used to dealing with toxins. Our liver orchestrates a whole-body de...

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Top Tips for Making Traveling a Breeze

Top Tips for Making Traveling a Breeze
There’s nothing better than getting away. Traveling back home or going on a faraway journey can be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to some much needed R&R. Unfortunately, though, that’s not always the case for your stomach. From the stress of TSA to the switching of time zones and all those exotic foods and flavors, traveling puts your digestion when you go abroad. This time around, don’t let a sad stomach keep you from sightseeing o...

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Probiotics, Bitters, and Enzymes for a Better Boxing Day

Too much turkey? Yeah, we feel you. Try as we might, every year overindulging and the holidays go hand in hand. If you’re like us, you might need a little extra help to get your digestion back on track. Our line of probiotics (US/CA), bitters (US/CA), and enzymes (US/CA) is just the thing your body needs to fight off that holiday bloat. You'll be out of your food coma in no time! If there’s one player you want on your belly’s team in 2018, it’s pro...

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Three Simple Tips for Avoiding Holiday Indigestion

Bloating, cramping, and gas: these are very common—and frustrating!—symptoms of indigestion. Most, if not all of us, will feel these symptoms at one time or another… and it’s most common after we’ve enjoyed an over-sized plate of something delicious at a holiday party. Isn’t “bloated and gassy” the last thing you want to be during a nice holiday get-together? It’s not exactly the best accessory for your favorite party outfit. Holiday season indiges...

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Overindulged? Take Some Bitters!

‘Tis the season of button-popping overindulgence. It’s so hard to stop eating when there are delicious food temptations everywhere! No matter how much willpower we have, we’ll usually feel overfull at some point this month. Fortunately, there is an unsung hero that can be your best friend when your pants start digging in: Digestive bitters! Oh, that bitter flavor. It’s something we frequently shy away from, but it can play an important role in our...

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