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 […]
With holiday travel and the cold and flu season in full effect, we thought it’d be a good idea to take a moment to reflect on immunity. Our daily routines can greatly affect our health and well-being. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fermented foods, like Lifeway Kefir and Lifeway Farmer Cheese, can help […]
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, […]
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 […]
Stress is personal, both biological and psychological, affecting the mind and body on a cellular level. Naturally, we find stress to be bad, something that holds us back, but what would happen if we changed our perspective? A natural part of our human experience, stress can be anything life brings our way that has the potential to upset our balance. In 2017, anxiety disorders were the most common mental illness, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older.
Fall is here, and along with the swift influx of sweaters, boots, wreaths and pumpkin spice lattes comes something much more insidious: the Fall Cold. Fighting the Fall Cold As far as we can tell, everyone has had a fall cold at some point in their life. Many write their symptoms off as allergies, but […]
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.