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“This strange drink called kefir had changed us so dramatically”

Donna Schwenk’s youngest daughter Holly, was born seven-and-a-half weeks premature via emergency C-section. Her family was overjoyed, but because Holly was born so early, her immune system wasn’t fully developed. “She got colds, the flu, she wasn’t gaining weight,” Schwenk remembers. “I knew I had to do something to help our preemie.” After conducting some […]


PRIDE Shops are Carrying Your Favorite Frozen Treat!

Starfruit fans: you can refuel your belly while refueling your vehicle! Your favorite frozen treat is now available at four Chicago- area PRIDE convenience stores! It’s just one more way we’re adding more good to your day.   PRIDE of Lake County 20915 Quentin Rd Kildeer, IL 60047 847-550-8392 PRIDE of Hinsdale 149 E. Ogden […]


Sitting: Your Newest Health Risk

Sitting gets a bum rap for good reasons. Study after study proves that chairs are basically a swift, direct path to disability and disease. And no, it doesn’t matter if you hit the gym after work: the simple act of remaining sedentary is enough to put you in an early grave. A new study from […]


Ginger: Superfood Spotlight

The holiday seasons are arriving and so is the risk of getting sick. Be it the flu, cold, or simply just lack of energy, everyone is looking for ways to stay healthy this winter. While our first recommendation is always, “drink more kefir,” we recognize the value in including a variety of Mother Nature’s healing gifts into our daily habits! One of our favorite earthy roots is the spicy, warming, gnarly-shaped ginger.


Lifeway’s Big Game Commercial Roundup

Every year, the big game draws big TV crowds, and 2015’s occasion was no different. In fact, early ratings show that it was the most watched event in TV history! Whether you watched for the game, the halftime show, or because you were snowed in, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during this yearly television […]


Game? What Big Game?

The “big game” is once again upon us and, like many of you, we’ve found ourselves more excited about the snacks and the commercials than the game itself. With a free afternoon (and traffic-less roads), the possibilities for new experiences are endless! While a few hours spent in front of the ‘tube with friends and family can […]


The Ludmila Smolyansky Empowerment Scholarship for Women

Lifeway Foods is on a mission do more than just make kefir. As such, we’re proud to announce that this year, Julie Smolyansky, President and CEO of Lifeway Foods, and Edward Smolyansky, CFO of Lifeway Foods, in partnership with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Chicago, the nation’s leading refugee resettlement agency, will offer the first […]


Kefir and Beauty: What You Need to Know

Don’t be surprised if Chanel’s summer line of blushes features a hue called Pomegranate Dream; probiotics are infiltrating the beauty aisle, with impressive results!   Health magazine’s medical editor, Dr. Roshini Raj, recently appeared on Access Hollywood, sharing her top picks for health, diet and fitness trends in 2015. Up first? Probiotics as the next […]


9 Awesome Snow Day Activities

When blustery winter storms make roads too dangerous to drive, the dreams of school children everywhere come true: a snow day has arrived. And while a snow day means a day of freedom for kids, it’s also typically a day parents aren’t prepared for. The question lingers: what on earth with the kids do today that […]


Pre-Party for the Grammy’s® with the Whole Planet Foundation

Who’s ready for the Grammy’s®? We are! For the Whole Planet Foundation’s Pre-Grammy® party, that is. This year, the WPF will once again partner with Planet LA Records and Clamorhouse to host an exclusive music showcase to raise funds for their microlending programs. Keeping with our mission to be good for more than just you, […]