Monthly Archives: November 2008

Enzymes: The Brawn Behind Better Digestion

Nearly 75 percent of the body’s immune defenses are located in the digestive tract, making optimum digestive function the key to overall health. In order to ensure proper digestion, however, your body requires a dependable supply of digestive enzymes—the chemicals released into the digestive tract that can break down food by breaking apart the bonds that hold nutrients together. Without…

Probiotics: A Lifelong Partnership with Your Health

It’s no wonder probiotics make up one of the fastest-growing categories in the natural health industry today. Though microscopic in size, these valuable bacteria provide a veritable grocery list of health benefits for the whole body—from birth to adulthood and well into our senior years. So when physicians and other professionals from The American College of Nutrition met recently for…

High Fiber: Keeping Your Insides Fit

Fiber has been getting a lot of attention lately because of its countless health benefits, and no wonder. Studies have shown that fiber not only helps lower cholesterol and support healthy blood sugar, but that it can even help us lose weight safely and effectively while still enjoying the foods we love. One of the most important reasons our bodies…

Omega Oils: Good Fats for Healthy Digestive Function

Taking care of your digestive tract is a lot like taking care of your car. In other words, it requires regular maintenance to keep it running in tip-top shape, and part of that maintenance includes making sure it gets the nutritional support it needs to function at its best every day. In addition to their role in healthy brain development…