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Worn down by stress? Bacteria to the rescue!

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If you feel overworked, slammed and out of breath, you are not alone. No less than one quarter of Canadians aged 15 and older reported that most days were quite stressful or extremely stressful1. There are many consequences of stress on health, including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, as well as complications related to the immune system and the circulatory system1. A true and merciless societal curse…...

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Probiotics : a matter of the Heart

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The merits of probiotics are known for intestinal transit, the immune system and several other aspects of well-being. It’s encouraging to learn that they would also bring benefits to the heart! Although cardiovascular disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada, it is often preventable1. The reality is that 90% of Canadians aged 20 and older have at least one risk factor for heart disease2. Reducing levels of bad cholesterol and controlling blood pressure Prolonged probio-therapy (more than one year) would significantly reduce blood cholesterol....

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Probiotics, not just for grownups!

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There are as many good bacteria present in the children’s digestive tract, if not more (per relative area) than in adults. In some cases, such as premature birth, caesarean delivery, and inability to breastfeed, infants have fewer reserves1. During childhood, things can go wrong if our children are affected by changes in diet, are exposed to infections in day care and at school, undergo physical or emotional stress, if there is diarrhea and when antibiotics are taken2....

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Choosing the right probiotic!

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You are curious about trying probiotics but are perplexed given the broad product offer on the market? You ought to pay attention to more than just the attractive packaging, and have a look at the ingredients to discover what strains of bacteria are being offered. There are probiotics with single or multiple strains, then others with multi-stem and multi-species. Multiplying the Strains Equals Getting Endless Benefits Our body has a bacterial profile consisting of two distinct strains: human strains residing in the gastrointestinal tract (e.g....

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BEING A WOMAN… THE UNFORTUNATE VAGINITIS PROBLEM

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Vaginitis – also called bacterial vaginosis – is characterized by the growth of infectious microorganisms and the disappearance of protective lactobacilli in the female reproductive system. This embarrassing condition can affect up to 30% of pregnant women and about 10% of family physician patients. And that’s not all: nearly one third of women experience a ‘relapse’ of vaginitis within one to three months of treatment with antibiotics1. A Precarious pH Dependent Balance The normal scale of vaginal hydrogen (or pH) ranges between 3.8 and 4.2,...

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Do you really know the pre and pro-biotics?

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If you visit this site, chances are that you are well informed about nutrition! Despite careful reading and exhaustive research, you may still have questions about some certain things like such as the difference between prebiotics and probiotics. If so, the next lines will finally clarify the mystery. PROBIOTICS for Digestion Professionals Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that make up the intestinal flora and drive out microorganisms that impair nutrient uptake and weaken the immune system....

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Probiotics…a rejuvenating remedy?

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The average person seeks to add life to their years and years to their life! We are lucky nowadays since the average lifespan has doubled over the last century. And the future looks promising since rumours suggest that, as of 2030, life expectancy will reach age 90. An Evolution That Pushes the Limits of Longevity Nowadays we are able to challenge diseases and preserve the proper function of our body. Agricultural and industrial revolutions have indeed allowed medical breakthroughs that provide us with some immunity....

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