Your Resident Microbes: Friends or Enemies?

Written by Dr. Diane E. Clayton
Believe it or not the average human contains 10 times more microbial cells than human cells. In fact our microbiome or our microbial “ecosystem” together with our DNA is what makes each of us unique. The only time we are microbe-free is during the 9 months we spend in the womb. During birth, after birth and during the first few years of life our resident microbes (comprising not just bacteria, but also viruses, fungi and protozoa) establish themselves in and on our body as a balanced and stable community helping us grow and develop into healthy adults. Exactly how our resident microbes become established is determined both by our genetics and the environment we live in. So, when all goes well, we live in harmony with a stable community of microbes which confer upon us numerous health benefits.Read More

10 Signs Your Body Is Screaming For A Detox

berriesThere are so many reasons you should detox your body regularly. But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s 10 signs your body is screaming for a detox…don’t you think you owe it to yourself to purify your body?
1. You constantly feel fatigued, stressed or overwhelmed
2. You experience unexplained headaches, and/or brain fog
3. You often indulge in fried foods, processed meat, dairy, gluten, processed foods, refined sugar or fast food
4. You catch colds and viruses easily and/or are often on medication
5. You’re not at your ideal weightRead More

How to Fill the Gap with Fiber

farmers_market_fruitIt seems that very often we are told about the importance of having fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in a balanced diet to obtain needed vitamin and minerals. With all the benefits of these foods, we forget that these foods also contain fiber which is an important part of our everyday diet. Fiber can help you in multiple ways. It can help you with controlling your weight by making you feel full for a longer time and it can also help you with digestion as it aids with the movement of food through your digestive system.1 Foods with higher fiber amounts may make you feel full longer as they are more satisfying.1 Consider what may make you feel full longer—drinking a glass of apple juice or eating an apple whole. A whole apple may make you full longer because of the fiber in the apple and in its skin. Also, with enough fluid, fiber can help glide food through your system more quickly, helping you with issues of constipation.1 Some types of fiber provide the benefits of lowering levels of blood sugar and blood glucose, which in turn, can lower your risk of getting diabetes or heart disease.2 Fiber is a powerhouse for providing benefits to your digestive and heart health and overall wellbeing.Read More

Natural Solutions to 6 Common Digestion Problems

digestionThe market for over-the-counter digestive aids is in the millions. While many of the common approaches to address digestive troubles may temporarily treat the symptoms, they don’t address the long-term cause of the problems. And as the symptoms reappear, people increase their consumption of digestive aids, leading to a longterm heavy use which can make the underlying problem worse. Here’s a look at the 6 most common problems with digestion and how NeoLife offers the solution.Read More

Listen To Your Gut

gut_healthThe popular phrase “listen to your gut” can apply to much more than intuition. Our gut health is actually connected to functions in the body like our immune and nervous systems, hormones, mood, weight, brain, energy, and heart. It decides which nutrients are absorbed and what toxins are eliminated. Read More

Diet VS. Nutrition

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

When we hear the word nutrition, we often think of healthy foods. But healthy foods are really part of the diet. Our cells can only benefit from good nutrition if the foods in the diet are broken down into building blocks small enough to absorb. To sum it up, diet is what we eat, but nutrition is what our cells and tissues actually receive. In fact, there are six stages that make up good nutrition.

Our Scientific Advisory Board understands this distinction well, which is why each NeoLife Nutritional was formulated to support one or more of these vital stages so cells may receive the balanced nutrition they need.Read More