What are Probiotics? Probiotics are the beneficial bacteria that live in your digestive tract. Your digestive trace is home to more than 500 different species of bacterial, ideally 80 are the bad ones. There are literally trillions of individual bacteria residing in the digestive tract with the majority of the population living in the large intestine. The two most prevalent probiotics are Lactobacilla, which make up the majority of the probiotics living in your small intestine and Bifidobacteria, the most prevalent probiotic living in your large intestine. (more…)
Health food stores, drug stores, and supermarkets carry a wide variety of different natural food supplements. Health benefit claims made by manufacturers should be based on extensive research, development, and use in traditional healing. It is important to note, that some manufacturers make false promises of the properties of natural food supplements. This is unfortunate, because the only intentions of these businesses have is to abuse customers searching for relief to various health conditions.
Many conservative organizations then point to these few unsubstantiated products, and label the whole industry as unreliable. It doesnt count if the supplement has been used for centuries and certain health benefits are undeniable. Later on, the same products have been discovered by researchers deemed acceptable by these organizations, and at that point the products are widely medically endorsed. It is important to be an informed consumer. (more…)
Midwives, health-visitors and doctors all highly recommend breast feeding for numerous reasons. Breast milk contains the perfect balance of nutrients for your baby, and also antibodies that will boost your baby’s immune system providing a strong defence against infection. Breast stimulation by your baby immediately after delivery encourages your uterus to contract and hence reduces bleeding. Breast feeding enhances bonding with your baby. There are very few medical reasons why a mother shouldn’t breast-feed. (more…)