Yogurt: Good for Your Heart?

You know what’s good about yogurt: It has calcium and vitamin D to strengthen your bones. It has protein to build muscle. And if that weren’t enough, studies now show that yogurt is good for your heart. Healthy cholesterol, healthy blood pressure Eating yogurt is linked to having healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels. According … Read More

Which Yogurt Is Right for You?

Love yogurt? Whether you’re trying to build muscle or lose weight, you’ve got more options than ever. Here, we compare Greek-style and regular dairy and non-dairy varieties. Discover where you’ll find most nutrients, which varieties are vegan-friendly and which contain probiotics: A final note: Whatever your choice, avoid the empty calories in “fruit-on-the-bottom” varieties. Buy plain yogurt and … Read More

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You Won’t Believe How This Works: Fecal Transplant

By Bret Lashner, MD Just the thought of a fecal transplant – of transplanting fecal matter from one person into another – may make a lot of people think, “ick.” It’s an uncomfortable idea. But consider that a fecal microbiota transplant can help people with stubborn, unhealthy gut flora. These are people struggling with recurring … Read More

Probiotics: What You Need to Know

Probiotic supplements have been touted to improve gut health, balance vaginal flora and strengthen the immune system. They contain beneficial bacteria naturally found in the intestinal tract and in some foods, including yogurt, pickles, soft cheeses and sauerkraut. So, it makes sense to consider adding probiotic supplements to your diet. Studies are under way What … Read More