Healthy Living

9 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Kefir

Lifeway kefir is a tart and tangy fermented milk beverage that contains 12 live and active probiotic cultures and 25 to 30 colony-forming units. These beneficial bacteria and yeast-based probiotic cultures provide a myriad of health benefits, making kefir a perfect addition to breakfast, a light snack, a probiotic boost to recipes, and an excellent […]


7 Ways To Keep Your Gut Healthy When You Have Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, with November 14th marked as World Diabetes Day. It’s a month and day to bring public health awareness efforts and initiatives for those living with diabetes or for those who may be at risk.  Afterall, it affects about 37 million Americans (both adults and youth), and 537 million adults […]


#SummerHarvest Smoothie Collection

Feeling adventurous? Explore the #SummerHarvest tag to see all the amazing smoothie creations our community shared in July! Then you can make your own version and tag us in your #SummerSmoothie. Summer Harvest Smoothie by vindiskitchen Recipe: 1 cup baby spinach ½ cup cucumber, diced ½ avocado halved, pitted, and peeled ¼ cup fresh blueberries […]


Which Frozen Kefir Would You Choose?

Choose the flavor you are craving! All of these frozen kefir recipes are no-churn and probitoic.  Strawberry Basil Frozen Kefir Celebrate any occasion with a scoop of our Strawberry Basil Frozen Kefir. It’s a creamy, naturally sweet treat that tastes like the fresh flavors of a summer garden. Buttered Popcorn Frozen Kefir We captured the […]


Debunking the Myth: Dairy and Inflammation

Cutting out dairy to reduce inflammation seems to be a current trend, but one that is misunderstood and, perhaps, detrimental to one’s health. The truth is unless you have a true milk protein allergy, research suggests that dairy is likely not the cause of inflammation in your body. In fact, consuming dairy and fermented dairy […]


Gut Health and Sleep

A good night’s sleep is often easier said than done. Insomnia or a bad night’s sleep can affect our daily well-being and even be detrimental to our health. While relaxation techniques, changing up our bedtime routine and limiting screen time before bed are great ideas to improve sleep, perhaps the secret of a good night’s […]


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 […]


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 […]