Let’s Talk About Poop

There should be no shame or embarrassment when it comes to something as natural and primal as pooping. Yet in our modern day culture, poop is still considered taboo, causing us to go to the bathroom only when it’s empty, waiting to go until you get home, or continuous flushing to avoid anyone from hearing. […]


Game Day Recipe Round Up

We’ve got the probiotic dips you need for the big game (or games, for all the animal lovers out there). Get your chips, crackers, and veggies ready for these easy-to-make recipes that will impress your friends and family.


Reasons to Love Lifeway Organic

Green bottles Here at Lifeway, we care about our carbon footprint just as much as we care about creating delicious probiotic products for you and your family. Which is why we switched our Organic kefir bottles to a more environmentally friendly packaging called green polyethylene, a material that is made of sugarcane, a renewable resource. […]


Cauliflower: Superfood Spotlight

“A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” –Mark Twain History When it comes to cauliflower, there are two distinctly different opinions of this bountiful veggie: you’re either really for it or you’re really against it. Cabbage in latin means caulis (cabbage) and floris (flower), giving this basic veggie an elegant presence! Believed to have originated in ancient Asia and […]


Cranberry Crème Brûlée is back!

One of our Holiday favorites is back on shelves! Check the below list to see if Cranberry Crème Brûlée Kefir can be found near you.   If you’re still having a hard time finding it near you, you can always use our Product Request Form and request it at your local grocery or health food […]


#GivingTuesday with The Lifeway Kefir Shop

Compassion is the core of what we do. On the last Wednesday of every month, we donate 10% of our Kefir Shop earnings for that day to a local organization, a different cause will be featured each month. We value giving back to support Chicago and the organizations working to make it a better city! November […]


Cranberries: Superfood Spotlight

Fresh cranberries are small, tart, and vibrantly red. They’re an embodiment of family gatherings, cozy winter days, and the holiday season. Despite being a modern symbol for holiday cheer, the love for these festive fruits started in the early 1500s.


5 Nutrition Tips to Make Your Run More Effective

Running has a way of making us feel alive. It’s natural and invigorating to feel our feet on the earth and the breeze roll off our skin. From a path in the woods, a busy city sidewalk, or a gym treadmill, we have a sense of freedom when we run. Freedom from our thoughts, to-do lists, and work. Whether we’ve run a marathon or around the neighborhood, we must remember to care for our bodies when we get home. After a run, our food choices, actions, and sleep schedules affect us more than we know!

In our latest blog, we put together some nutrition tips that anyone – whether you’re running in a marathon or just starting a couch to 5k program – can benefit from!


Dieting Doesn’t Have to Mean Deprivation

This blog was written by Dasha Agoulnik, a NASM certified personal trainer. She is a Master of Science in Nutrition student at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and future registered dietitian.

Choosing the right diet can be a difficult and time-consuming task. In my experience, the most effective diets are not about sacrifices or restrictions. A sustainable diet is about finding the ideal balance of macronutrients to give your body what it needs to power through your daily activities. Whether your day-to-day routine requires manual labor or sitting at a desk, it’s possible to create a well-balanced meal plan that leaves you satisfied. That’s why, in my professional experience, I focus on creating flexible diet plans specifically formulated to fit individual needs.


Dragon Fruit: Superfood Spotlight

Dragons might not be real but this fruit sure is. Known for its hardy pink skin and its unique seed-speckled flesh, dragon fruit tastes like a mix between a kiwi and pear with a slight crunchiness.   Beautiful and vibrant on the outside, its inside is where the magic resides. Dragon fruit is packed with many […]