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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Pop Into Freshii For Lifeway Frozen Kefir

We are excited to announce this summer’s Freshii x Lifeway collaboration! Freshii is now serving Lifeway’s gut-healthy frozen kefir at all their locations throughout the United States. Their menu of salads, wraps, and bowls now features frozen kefir with delicious toppings to choose from, plus healthy kefir smoothies. Kefir is yogurt’s tart and tangy cousin […]


Raspberries: Superfood Spotlight

Raspberries are one of the world’s most consumed berries – it’s no wonder since they’re naturally sweet and juicy. Read on to learn more about this wildly popular red fruit! History The first recorded cultivation of raspberries were believed to have originated from Eastern Asia. Archeological evidence shows that raspberries were a part of the […]


Kefir Vs Yogurt: Which one is healthier?

What exactly is the difference between kefir and yogurt? They both start out as milk, they’re both fermented, and they’re both tart and tangy — yet they’re completely different products. We’ve got the lowdown on the biggest differences between kefir vs yogurt. For starters, kefir has 12 different strains of live and active cultures and […]


Celebrating Fathers: Father’s Day 2018

Today we celebrate Father’s Day! Here’s to all the dads who strive every day to provide for their families, regardless if they are stay-at-home dads or work. We recognize how hard it is to be a parent: juggling work, children, and a healthy lifestyle. Father’s Day is particularly special for Lifeway because of our humble beginnings 30 […]


What Are Healthy Fats? Why Are They Good For You?

The low-fat food trend has received a lot of criticism in recent years. Because of this, foods high in healthy fats are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Of course, not all fats are created equal. Trans fat, for example, should be avoided at all costs, whereas unsaturated fats, like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, are actually […]