Prebioitcs

  1. What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    What are Prebiotics and Probiotics?

    Prebiotics and probiotics have been health buzzwords for years now. However, many people still don't truly understand exactly what these words mean and how they may impact your health. To further confuse matters, pre and pro as prefixes have extremely similar but slightly different meanings. Consider that precede means to come before something, whereas proceed refers to an action continuing forward. Is your head spinning yet? Don't worry, we will get to the good stuff!

    Prebiotics and probiotics work in tandem in healthy bodies. Today, we will be defining these two terms, discussing their role in digestion, how prebiotics and probiotics can be used for skin health, and some examples of skincare products which harness their natural potency.

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  2. Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Internal Probiotics: What's With the Bugs? The Low-Down on Probiotics and Your Skin

    Inside your body there are trillions of little tiny bugs alive and swimming around, going about their daily wiggles and squiggles inside your intestinal tract. They eat, reproduce, and multiply, having an effect on your inner workings - all probably without your knowledge. Yuck!

    And if that doesn't make you want to run right out to the doctor - well then - good!

    We're not sure what you thought we were talking about, but we're on the case of your intestinal microflora; the army of beneficial bacteria and yeast cultures that aid your body in digestion and immune function, playing an important role in much of your body's systems, including your skin!

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Probiotics are Beneficial

    Right.

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  3. Prebiotics - Why You Need Them and How They Work

    Prebiotics - Why You Need Them and How They Work

    Just as you're getting comfortable with the fact that probiotics are good for you and you should pay attention to them, now you're hearing that there are things called prebiotics.

    Shouldn't you have heard about them first?! As in, pregame?

    Is this new-to-you concept some sort of hype that the supplement industry created because they saw $$ in selling probiotics?

    Nope! Not at all! We'll clear the smoke and clouds and help you understand exactly what they are and how they go to work for you (and your probiotics).

    The Beneficial Bug Review

    The Beneficial Bug Review

    Just in case you forgot: There are bacteria and yeast that populate your body, especially in your gut. Some are bad and, if go unchecked, can contribute to

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  4. Chia Fresca - A Prebiotic Energy Booster!

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    Here is a yummy and natural prebiotic energy boosting drink! I love downing one of these bad boys before AND after my yoga classes. It's made with coconut water, chia seeds, lemon and a hint of agave nectar and is extremely effective in hydrating the body and balancing electrolytes after a good sweat.

    I talk A LOT about probiotics on this blog, but in this post, I wanted to shine some light on prebiotics since they aren't talked about nearly as much as the former.

    You may be thinking, "Well, maybe they aren't as important as probiotics. I have never even heard of them!" And you would be wrong.

    In fact, prebiotics are essential to probiotics carrying out their duties. Simply put, prebiotics are food for probiotics and they help increase the absorption of minerals in our body while balancing

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