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, […]
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 […]
Hemp. This is a plant that has quite a controversial association. It tends to leave the one thinking about marijuana rather than plant-based plastics, treeless paper, fabric, and healthy cooking. However, within recent years, we have seen the rise of hemp being used in the fashion and culinary worlds, giving people the opportunity to see this plant in a new light.
Across the nation, football fans are gathering at sports bars or hosting parties at home to watch the big game. Sure it’s a favorite American holiday for sports fans, but some of us are just not into it. If you fall into the latter crowd, go ahead and treat yourself to something you actually want to do today. You can always catch the highlights tomorrow. Here are five things to do that don’t involve football.
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 […]
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, 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 […]
Vegan enthusiast and author, Maisha Wynn, will demonstrate two original vegan recipes using Plantiful, our new dairy-free, probiotic drink at the 39th annual Taste of Chicago. The native-born Chicagoan battled obesity at a young age. It was the unfortunate and untimely death of her mother that served as a wake-up call for her to live […]
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 […]
Mushrooms embody the energy of foraging through the forest, dirt scattered across your palms, a basket full of your findings. It’s in the realm of fungi that we discover how much food connects us back to the earth, with mushrooms rooting us to our ancestors. History Mushrooms date back to ancient times, with archaeological evidence […]