Heart Strong with Kefir: Women and Heart Health

If you think only older men have heart attacks, think again. Heart disease is a serious threat to people of all ages and genders, and women are actually far more likely to die from heart disease than they are from all forms of cancer combined. A shocking one in three women will succumb to heart […]


Yoga and Kefir: The Mind-Body Connection

At Lifeway, we know that when you cultivate a healthy lifestyle, you need to focus on how you move your body as much as what you put in your body. Good health is all about the mind-body connection. While we work hard to make sure all of our kefir products provide the best nutrition possible, […]


Superfood Spotlight: Cauliflower

When it comes to cauliflower, there tend to be two distinctly different opinions of this bountiful Brassica: you’re either really for it or you’re really against it. Vegetables are polarizing for sure, but there’s something about cauliflower (and to an extent, it’s cousin broccoli) that makes people either love it or leave it. Move Away […]


The Deal with Vitamin D

For many of us, the winter months mean lots of snow, shorter days, and a whole lot of time spent indoors. While that’s good news for couch potatoes, it’s bad news for anyone looking to stay active and healthy. And it’s especially bad news if you’re already low in vitamin D, also known as the Sunshine […]


Superfood Spotlight: Teff

One of the food trends we’re most excited to see explode in 2016 is the growth in interest, and availability, of ancient grains (sometimes called super grains). Long gone are the days where our only options were brown or white rice. Thanks to the introduction of cous cous, followed swiftly and powerfully by quinoa (an […]


Lifeway’s 6 Food Trends for 2016

The holiday season is at an end and for some, the beginning of the new year is a chance to reflect on the previous year and make goals for what lies ahead. Our world revolves around kefir and the many healthy applications it has on our lives and the lives of our drinkers, and we […]


Mindful Sipping, Intuitive Eating

Imagine yourself at your  family’s big annual holiday dinner this past December. Food is everywhere – bowls of salty nuts, a massive shrimp cocktail tray, a huge buffet of dinner dishes and a dessert cart crammed with cakes, cookies and pies. Did you: Pick up a single peppermint stick and retreat to a quiet bedroom, […]


Kefir Crush: Amie Valpone

On any given weekend, various members of the Lifeway Team can be found in cities all over the United States, talking kefir, probiotics and gut health. Along the way, we meet some of the most interesting and enthusiastic people imaginable, all of whom share our passion for healthy living through healthy eating. Sometimes (our favorite times) […]


Why Our Kefir is Up to 99% Lactose-Free

If you’re a fan of our kefir, there’s likely a specific reason you took the plunge and grabbed your first bottle. While some of you grew up drinking it, others  may have tried based on a tip from a friend, had it recommended by a health practitioner, or read a news story promoting the many […]


Probiotics: The Real Tooth Fairy?

Recently, our CEO Julie Smolyansky’s oldest daughter lost one of her top front teeth. As she was promised, the Tooth Fairy paid her a visit and left $3.50 underneath her pillow – just enough to purchase a 32-ounce bottle of our kefir. Even though Toothless McGee (as we now call her) drinks kefir on a […]