probiotics

10 Healthy Travel Tips

By Caroline Farquhar RHN, BA, EMP I travel a lot for both work and pleasure, and I know that getting sick can ruin your trip. Whether you’re staying close to home or planning to travel abroad, make sure you are prepared. Healthy travel requires planning, preparation,...
Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

Probiotics for Gut, Brain & Immunity

An interview with digestive health expert Dr. Sara Celik By Jason Sebeslav Dr. Sara Celik, ND, HMC, BHSc is a Naturopathic Doctor and Homeopathic Master Clinician with over 15 years of experience. With her extensive clinical and educational background, she is a...

Stress & Mental Health – It’s not all in your head!

Stress & Mental Health – It’s not all in your head!

An interview with Dr. Karen Jensen, ND By Jason Sebeslav, Owner, The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Dr. Jensen received her degree in naturopathic medicine in 1988. She is a well-known lecturer, has written extensively for health magazines and is author of six...

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

Probiotics: Planting the seeds for a healthy gut

An Interview with Caroline Farquhar, RHN by Jason Sebeslav, Owner The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Caroline Farquhar, RHN, BA is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist specializing in digestive care and cleansing. She educates audiences through seminars, TV and radio...

Probiotics improve eczema in kids

Eczema is a form of allergic dermatitis that causes the skin — usually on the face, elbows and back of knees — to thicken and become inflamed, scaly and itchy. This reaction may be due to synthetic materials, scented perfumes or soaps. Atopic dermatitis is a...

Probiotics help tackle gingivitis

Swiss researchers from Malmo University report that probiotics could be effective in the treatment of gingivitis (a mild form of gum disease that causes inflammation and bleeding). They performed a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study on patients with...

Easing Eczema: Top three therapies

Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means “inflamed skin.” The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. It is...

Say goodbye to yeast infections

Vaginal yeast infections are among the most common reasons women seek medical attention. Properly termed candidal vaginitis, the condition is caused by an overgrowth of a species of fungus called candida albicans in and around the genitals. (While men can and do have...

Fighting Superbugs: Study looks at power of probiotics

Can probiotics reduce infections in intensive-care hospital patients? This is the focus of a new clinical study at the Medical College of Georgia. Probiotics are the so-called “good bacteria” that help keep the intestinal tract and immune system healthy. They include...

Skin Sense: Probiotics may be answer to eczema

Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means “inflamed skin.” The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions. Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. Recent...