Health

Ways to Support a Healthy Immune System

With the heightened awareness surrounding how to prevent illness, we’ve rounded the best ways to strengthen the immune system and fight off infection. Get The Sunshine Vitamin, Vitamin D:  Vitamin D is a unique vitamin that can be produced by our body with exposure to ultraviolet lights.  However, cloudy and cold days or the risk […]


Self-Care Practices for Immunity

Right now, the kindest thing we can do is stay home to prevent the spread of illness. Trust us, we understand that the idea of social distancing is overwhelming and scary, which is why we suggest a few self-care practices to relieve your anxiety and show yourself love while you’re safe indoors. Use this time […]


Easy DIY Kefir Face Masks for Natural Glowing Skin

Kefir is more than just a healthy drink! It also makes an effective, nourishing face mask for any skin type thanks to the probiotics and naturally-occurring Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA).   AHA’s are a group of chemical compounds that are found in a variety of organic compounds, including fresh fruit, sugar cane, and milk. They’re the key ingredient in many […]


Probiotics, the Microbiome, and a Strong Immune System

Importance of a Balanced Microbiome Our immune system is top of mind with sick season in high gear. We know that 70-80 percent of the (immunoglunlin-producing) cells that make up the immune system are located in the gut, making it the body’s largest site of immunological response. Therefore, when our microbiome is out of balance, […]


Check In On Your Gut Health

Join us on a gut health journey. For the next five days we have a series of self-care activities planned that are simple, fun, and designed to help you prioritize your health and wellbeing. Share your progress each day with #GutCheckIn. We can’t wait to see your photos and hear all about your week. Day […]


Why Gut Health Matters

Take care of your gut so your gut can take care of you. We spend so much time hiding our gut and sucking it in, but it’s time to focus our energy on learning about its role in digestion and how to nourish it. We should be proud of all that our gut is capable […]


21 Days of Kindness #BeKind21

Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation recently announced the launch of its second annual 21 Days to Be Kind Challenge. The challenge encourages young people, families, employers, teachers, and community members to build habits that foster kindness and promote the strength and wellness of their communities. Inspired by the idea that habits are formed by […]


Now Serving Frozen Plantiful At The Lifeway Kefir Shop

Lifeway is celebrating a huge milestone. Our brand-new line, Plantiful, a plant-based, dairy-free beverage with 10 live and active probiotics, is now available in soft-serve swirls at all three of our Lifeway Kefir Shop locations. Create a custom swirl with our buffet of delicious toppings, including bananas, blueberries, mango, or for those with a sweet […]


Ivan Zwick: #1 Kefir Fan

Ivan Zwick, of Marion, IL, has won national and international championships in bench press competitions. He is a former international gold medalist and decorated athlete. But what’s even more impressive? He’s 79 years old and doesn’t plan to end his weightlifting career anytime soon. This past May, Zwick competed at the World Bench Press Championships […]