Tag Archives: digestive health

Orange-Ginger Smoothie With Bentonite Clay

Orange-Ginger Smoothie With Bentonite Clay

Though clay comes from the earth, you don’t necessarily think to consume it like a farm-grown veggie.  But maybe you should…specifically, bentonite clay. This mineral-rich byproduct of volcanic ash offers over 50 natural trace minerals. For centuries ...
How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

If your doctor has ever prescribed an antibiotic, he also may have told you to eat yogurt or take a daily probiotic supplement along with it. There is good reason for that. Our digestive systems are home to trillions of bacteria, many of which we rel ...
Top 5 Foods for a Healthy Gut

Top 5 Foods for a Healthy Gut

You probably know your intestines house trillions of bacteria. This, however, might be news: what you eat can directly affect which of these bacteria will flourish. It should come as no surprise that a diet high in sugar favors the growth of yeast an ...
The Fiber Follies

The Fiber Follies

A few years ago, when adding fiber to packaged foods apparently was a way to get them added to customers’ shopping carts, I had an incident I will forever remember as The Day I Needed To Find a New Yoga Studio. It started off with fiber-added muffin ...
The Beautiful Benefits of Aloe Vera

The Beautiful Benefits of Aloe Vera

Q: What is aloe vera? A: Aloe vera is a short-stemmed succulent plant with thick, fleshy leaves and small white teeth. It’s part of the lily family, or Liliaceae, which is the same family as onions and garlic. Aloe vera has become a staple for health ...