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Probiotic's Relationship to the Brain

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Probiotics have been growing in popularity over the last several years, with people touting benefits like helping with depresssion and other emotional disorders, increasing immune health, reducing symptoms of certain digestive conditions, and much more. Although people have different experiences with probiotics, there is a lot of research backing these claims, but the quality of the probiotic and what strains it contains is important and often determines how effective it is. In this week's show, we'll discuss probiotic's relationship to the brain, immune health and gut health, and why having a variety of strains of bacteria in a probiotic is important. Products Mentioned in This Week's Show Probio Ease - This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.† Target gb-X - Probiotic supplement specifically designed to support positive mood by influencing the gut-brain axis through the microbiome. It is powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains, that has been clinically shown to decrease overall cognitive reactivity to sad mood, rumination, negative thoughts, and aggressive thoughts.1 Probio Lean - A blend of 7 select probiotic species in a cellulose base. Designed to increase intestinal diversity and support healthy metabolism and weight management, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU.† You can also listen to Probiotic's Relationship to the Brain on our YouTube channel here.

Probiotics have been growing in popularity over the last several years, with people touting benefits like helping with depresssion and other emotional disorders, increasing immune health, reducing symptoms of certain digestive conditions, and much more. Although people have different experiences with probiotics, there is a lot of research backing these claims, but the quality of the probiotic and what strains it contains is important and often determines how effective it is. In this week's show, we'll discuss probiotic's relationship to the brain, immune health and gut health, and why having a variety of strains of bacteria in a probiotic is important. Products Mentioned in This Week's Show Probio Ease - This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.† Target gb-X - Probiotic supplement specifically designed to support positive mood by influencing the gut-brain axis through the microbiome. It is powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains, that has been clinically shown to decrease overall cognitive reactivity to sad mood, rumination, negative thoughts, and aggressive thoughts.1 Probio Lean - A blend of 7 select probiotic species in a cellulose base. Designed to increase intestinal diversity and support healthy metabolism and weight management, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU.† You can also listen to Probiotic's Relationship to the Brain on our YouTube channel here.

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Probiotics have been growing in popularity over the last several years, with people touting benefits like helping with depresssion and other emotional disorders, increasing immune health, reducing symptoms of certain digestive conditions, and much more. Although people have different experiences with probiotics, there is a lot of research backing these claims, but the quality of the probiotic and what strains it contains is important and often determines how effective it is. In this week's show, we'll discuss probiotic's relationship to the brain, immune health and gut health, and why having a variety of strains of bacteria in a probiotic is important. Products Mentioned in This Week's Show Probio Ease - This shelf-stable, 50 billion CFU formulation contains a blend of 7 select probiotic species with Sunfiber®, a low-FODMAP certified prebiotic. This formulation provides comprehensive microbiome, immune, and healthy inflammation support in one convenient capsule.† Target gb-X - Probiotic supplement specifically designed to support positive mood by influencing the gut-brain axis through the microbiome. It is powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains, that has been clinically shown to decrease overall cognitive reactivity to sad mood, rumination, negative thoughts, and aggressive thoughts.1 Probio Lean - A blend of 7 select probiotic species in a cellulose base. Designed to increase intestinal diversity and support healthy metabolism and weight management, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU.† You can also listen to Probiotic's Relationship to the Brain on our YouTube channel here.

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English


Episodes

Are Vitamins Just Expensive Urine?

6/18/2020
As more people make taking nutritional supplements part of their daily routine, some people still wonder if it's worth the time and money. One of the common misconceptions about supplements is that you absorb very little and excrete most of it, but this isn't always the case. Some vitamins are made with cheaper ingredients that are difficult for the body to absorb, like using cyanocobalamin instead of methylcobalamin for B12. The cyanocobalamin is much cheaper, but much more difficult to...

Duration:00:31:56

Signs Your Liver Might Be Toxic

6/3/2020
The average person can be exposed to hundred or thousands of different chemicals each day though our air, water, food, cleaning products, make up, lotion, medications, etc. The liver is largely responsible for filtering through most of these chemicals, as well as the other many bodily processes the liver plays a role in. Having to filter through the large amounts of chemicals each day can be hard on the liver, and over time it may no longer function optimally. In this week's episode, we'll...

Duration:00:33:24

The Kidney's Connection to Our Emotions

5/20/2020
Many people have had feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression, irritability, and even anger throughout the last several weeks due to current world events. Some people have also reported increases in the amount of alcohol and junk food they've been consuming. A poor diet and overconsumption of alcohol can worsen emotional disorders by affecting different parts of the body. The kidneys and liver are often linked to certain negative emotions like anger and depression, so consuming too much...

Duration:00:31:40

Detox Your Way to Energy

5/5/2020
We are exposed to countless enviromental toxins every day through our food, water and air. While the body works tirelessly to detoxify, humans are exposed to far more toxins than ever before, so our bodies can use all the help they can get. Heavy metals, mold, food additives, tap water contaminants, and medications all have to be filtered out, and these detox processes are reliant on healthy liver and kidney function, as well as having the appropriate nutrients to bind to these metals and...

Duration:00:31:10

Depression Loves Junk Food

4/21/2020
Depression and other emotional disorders have been on the rise over the last few weeks, mostly due to feelings of isolation during these lockdowns. However, consumption of junk foods like chips, cookies, breads, and fast food have also seen a sharp increase. There is a lot of research showing a connection between depression and the consumption of unhealthy foods. When eating a diet mostly devoid of essential vitamins and minerals, and high in preservatives and artificial ingredients, the...

Duration:00:32:45

Comfort Food Uncomfortable?

4/16/2020
For the past month, many people have been spending nearly all of their time inside the house. People have turned to many different hobbies to pass the time. One of the most common hobbies has been baking and cooking. This can be a great way to pass the time and learn some new skills in the kitchen, but most of the food being prepared hasn't been healthy. Social media has been flooded with pictures of all the breads, cookies, and pies people have been preparing. These foods contain lots of...

Duration:00:31:41

Cleaning Yourself to Illness?

4/8/2020
Disinfectant products and other household cleaners have been flying off the shelves in the last few weeks, but how safe are these products? Long-term use of many common cleaning solutions and disinfectants have been linked to a number of health problems like asthma, wheezing, migraines, low sperm count, nervous system damage, and hormonal imbalances. People who these products regularly to clean their homes or offices, or janitors who use these chemicals almost daily, will typically...

Duration:00:32:38

Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude

3/31/2020
In times like these, it can be easy to start stressing over things, especially things that you cannot control, but stressing doesn't benefit you mentally or physically. Maintaining an attitude of gratitude by focusing on the positive, being productive, and doing at least one thing each day that brings you joy can help make things a little easier. Using this as a time of self-reflection could potentially lead to some healthy changes in your life. Focus on staying positive while you're at...

Duration:00:33:36

Staying Strong Through the Storm

3/25/2020
With fear and anxiety heightened due to current world events, many people are spending each day worrying about many different things, often things that are out of their control. This worry and stress takes a toll on both mental and physical health, and doesn't do any good. In this week's episode we'll talk about staying strong through the storm by keeping your mind focused on the positive, and staying busy while you're at home. Spending this extended time at home to complete chores you've...

Duration:00:34:22

Escaping Fear and Finding Joy

3/17/2020
With so much fear affecting people around the world right now, and constant negative news and social media updates, it can be easy to be caught up in it and forget how to be positive and joyful. While you can't choose your circumstances, you can choose how you react to them. Focusing on the things that make you happy can help you deal with any anxiety you may be experiencing. In this week's episode we'll discuss escaping fear and finding joy. We'll discuss why it's important to focus on the...

Duration:00:32:20

Immune System Must-Haves

3/11/2020
With all the news recently about the importance of washing your hands and staying away from sick people, you may be wondering what you can do to help bolster your immune system since you can't always guarantee that you won't be around someone who's sick. Washing your hands often, not touching your face with unwashed hands, and keeping a distance from others, especially those who are coughing or sneezing is all good advice. However, you can't always tell who is sick, and the average person...

Duration:00:32:08

When Feeling Bad Becomes Normal

3/4/2020
With the almost half of the people in the United States living with at least one chronic health condition, many people have accepted that the way they feel is normal. Feeling tired, depressed, irritable, or having brain fog, insomnia or trouble focusing shouldn't be normal. While chronic health conditions can be difficult to treat, there are many things you can do to help support your body. When feeling bad becomes normal, feeling good again may seem impossible, but your body can do amazing...

Duration:00:31:46

Hope for Alzheimer's and Dementia

2/26/2020
Azheimer's disease and dementia are conditions that more commonly affect people over age 65, but can occur earlier in life. The severity of these conditions can vary from person to person, and may worsen as they get older. We regularly receive questions about ways to support brain health and potentially decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia. Fortunately, there is plenty of promising research in this area that could help shed some light on prevention and treatment. In this...

Duration:00:31:25

Possible Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease

2/18/2020
Autoimmune diseases are on the rise and the cause is not completely known. Genetics, environmental toxins, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and poor eating habits are all believed to contribute to the development of certain autoimmune diseases. Fortunately, there are many changes you can make to help promote a healthy immune system. In this week's episode, we'll discuss some possible symptoms of autoimmune diseases and some changes you may want to consider making. There are many possible...

Duration:00:31:38

Would You Pass The Healthy Thyroid Quiz?

2/11/2020
The thyroid is an incredibly important gland that is responsible for releasing hormones that are crucial to many important functions like regulation of metabolism, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature. It also affects cholesterol levels, mood, energy, and weight management. In this week's episode we discuss some conditions that affect the thyroid like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, and ask some questions to see if you would pass the healthy thyroid quiz. Products Mentioned In...

Duration:00:31:26

Overwhelmed By OCD, Anxiety or Depression?

2/4/2020
With mental health disorders like anxiety, depression and OCD being diagnosed more often, many people have turned to therapy, prescription medications, diet changes, and relaxation techniques to try to ease some of their symptoms. However, everyone is different and the same treatment does not work for everyone. If you are overwhelmed by OCD, anxiety, or depression, then adding a supplement regimen to your daily habits, along with some lifestyle changes, may help ease some of the symptoms. In...

Duration:00:32:04

Remedies for Cold and Flu Virus Symptoms

1/21/2020
With the high number of colds, flus and other sicknesses being reported this season, we have received lots of questions about how to keep the immune system healthy and reduce the risk of catching something. Fortunately, there are many supplements you can take to help provide the right nutrients for your immune system, as well as some simple things you can do like washing your hands often and avoiding crowded places when possible. In this week's episode, we will discuss some natural remedies...

Duration:00:32:12

Exercising Consistent Health Habits

1/7/2020
With the year just beginning, many people are looking at their daily habits and seeing what they can improve, and many New Year's resolutions have been made. Some of these resolutions may be unrealistic and difficult to stick to, so forming one or two healthy habits at a time can add up to a big change without making you feel like giving up. In this week's episode, we discuss exercising consistent health habits, and offer suggestions of how to be healthier this year. Some good goals to set...

Duration:00:32:18

Enjoy Extra Energy Naturally

12/18/2019
This time of year can be exhausting with all the stress of the holidays, not to mention the increase in colds and flus. Many of our patients have been asking what they could do to boost their energy levels, so we wanted to do a show to discuss what you could take to help you enjoy extra energy naturally for Christmas and the rest of the holiday season. Some natural ways to help increase energy levels include: * Getting at least seven hours of sleep each night* Taking a B12 supplement* Eat...

Duration:00:31:47

Counting Sheep, Need Some Sleep?

12/3/2019
Trouble sleeping is a problem most people have had at some point in their life due to a stressful event or drinking too much coffee, but when it is frequent and begins to affect your day-to-day life, you may have a type of insomnia. Insomnia is a common problem, and it can come in the form of chronic, acute, middle, late, initial onset, and comorbid insomnia, with each referring to different types of sleeping issues. Dealing with insomnia can be stressful, and it tends to be more common in...

Duration:00:32:18