A picture of good gut bacterium
EpiCor is a prebiotic. A lot of people may or may not have heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but how many know the difference between the two? A recent story published in the nutrition industry trade publication NutraIngredients spells out the prebiotic story nicely.
First things first. The [...]
“There are a couple of standout branded ingredients in the immune support space, with EpiCor from Embria Health Sciences up first.” That’s the introduction to EpiCor as it was listed among the top 10 immune health support nutritional ingredients by a leading global nutrition business publication, NutraIngredients.
The publication cited the clinical science supporting EpiCor and the [...]
Do a Google news search for “probiotics” and you’ll find tons of listings. Do a search for “prebiotics?” Not so many. Many more people are probably familiar with probiotics: the live bacteria delivered to the gut through supplements or modified foods. These are beneficial bacteria that populate the digestive system, helping the body absorb nutrients and [...]
I used to go to a chiropractor several years ago. I thought he might help my snoring. After several adjustments, which were done after a
Now that's good posture
thorough overview and X-ray of my frame, it was making a difference. That’s why I put a lot of stock in chiropractic. Many people think [...]
We’re all used to Western medicine and health. Eastern medicine, originating in ancient China, is another school of health and disease management that many adhere to. And Ayurvedic medicine rooted in India is also gaining many followers.
But how about African medicine? Rooted in herbalism with a spiritual component, there may be several overlapping philosophies with [...]
The CEO of the company that owns Embria Health, maker of EpiCor, tells audiences that his father used to casually feed fermented by-
Sauerkraut and sausage – two fermented mainstays
products to his cattle on his small farm. He eventually noticed that cattle eating those fermented material seemed to be healthier and require less [...]
A scan of health news and opinion over the past few weeks found some new informational nuggets in the world of immune function and natural health: Here’s a sampling:
The London Daily Mail Online has a story about research showing the immune health benefits of going on vacation (or holiday, as they say in Europe) [...]
I’ve written here from time to time about probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are foods or supplements that deliver live, beneficial
bacteria to the human gut, helping to support digestive health by increasing the amount of good bacteria. Prebiotics (such as EpiCor plus a variety of fruits and vegetables) contain natural matter that help [...]
A couple of articles this week put forth some interesting research on immune cell “management” and a new take on probiotics.
Researchers at St. Jude’s children’s hospital have identified a molecule in the body that “functions like a factory supervisor” to make sure the right balance of T-cells are available to fight infection. They [...]
Many people think of colds, flu and similar health conditions when they think of the immune system. The basic thought process is, the immune system attacks viruses and bacteria when they enter the body, help the body to fend off sickness or heal after an illness. But immune health means so much more than that.