• Waking Up to a Probiotic Breakfast Can Do Wonders for Your Gut Health

    Waking Up to a Probiotic Breakfast Can Do Wonders for Your Gut Health

    Did you know that recent studies show people with poor gut diversity had lower quality of life? The health of your microbiome impacts your mental health, sleep, energy, the risk for chronic illnesses, and much more.  A probiotic breakfast can help you start the day on the right foot and boost your gut diversity and overall well-being. If you're unsure of where to start,...
  • Healthy holiday recipes for diabetics

    Healthy holiday recipes for diabetics

    Throughout the holiday season, you may find yourself cozying up with friends and family, leaning into year-end festivities. It’s a time to celebrate, which often means an abundance of festive food and drinks.  But if you’re trying to enjoy holiday meals while managing diabetes, improving your health or healing your gut, this can be a tricky time to navigate. Said celebrations are not very blood sugar-friendly, thanks...
  • Yield&Shield™: Probiotics for your soil, from your garden to your gut

    Yield&Shield™: Probiotics for your soil, from your garden to your gut

    Many years ago when my husband, John, was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s I instinctively knew that there was a connection to the food we were eating. This started a long journey for me, digging into our food supply and the herbicides, pesticides and preservatives that are used in our industrial agriculture operations.  Most media was not covering these significant issues and in fact when...
  • Super Gut Probiotic Yogurt Recipe

    Super Gut Probiotic Yogurt Recipe

    If you've heard about the amazing health benefits of probiotic yogurt and have been wanting to try it, here's an easy recipe you can make at home with our probiotic Sugar Shift, thanks to powerhouse strain L. reuteri!
  • 5 gut-friendly reset recipes

    5 gut-friendly reset recipes

    With the advent of a new year comes an onslaught of detoxes, cleanses and reset recipes intended to help your digestive system recover after the holidays and start January off on the right foot. And while a reset can certainly be helpful, unfortunately for those struggling with issues like Diabetes, Parkinson’s, IBS, or gut-related challenges, general dietary advice can be misguided. So many protocols...
  • 5 Gut-Friendly BBQ Recipes for Summer

    5 Gut-Friendly BBQ Recipes for Summer

    As we step into the full swing of summer, you may find yourself enjoying the sunshine with family and friends around the grill! De-stressing with loved ones, getting your vitamin D, time in nature ... all great things for your microbiome health. But one thing that’s not very gut-friendly? The typical American cookout menu. It’s usually packed with inflammatory foods like sugar and processed...
  • 6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

    6 Ways to Stay Healthy This Summer

    As Memorial Day approaches here in the U.S., we’re getting ready to welcome the unofficial start of summer! And while the world is starting to re-open again and resemble some sense of “normal” depending on where you’re located, keeping your immune system strong continues to be important. Summer also tends to be a season of parties and celebrations, where you may be eating and...
  • Your Gut is Your Garden

    Your Gut is Your Garden

    Each spring the first shoots of green start to emerge, offering hope for a new season of growth and renewal.  This is the time we begin to think about planting a garden.  Well, your gut microbiome IS a garden, and you are the gardener! You must nourish your garden well to support your health.  I talk to so many people with gut issues these...
  • Lavva Yogurt: Our Favorite Gut-Friendly Non-Dairy Brand

    Lavva Yogurt: Our Favorite Gut-Friendly Non-Dairy Brand

    I often get asked questions about diet. What foods can I eat? What foods should I eat? And one of the most common things I talk to people with Parkinson’s in particular, about is diet and food quality. When you already have a chronic disease like Parkinson’s or are at risk for something like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or diabetes based on your family history, then...
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