The Importance of Prebiotics

The health of our microbiome is affected by many factors, including what we eat each day.  Like probiotics, consuming foods rich in prebiotics play a special role in the health of our gut and body. Prebiotics are the food for necessary probiotic cultures (good, live bacteria) that we depend on for a healthy microbiome. Learn […]


Kefir: The Cultured Dairy Beverage You Should Be Drinking

Confused about the buzz around dairy and whether you should consume it or not? With concerns about lactose intolerance and claims that dairy can increase inflammation, it’s no wonder people are advocating against it. But it’s not always so black and white – in fact, cultured (or fermented) dairy is particularly beneficial. It can often […]


How Kefir Supports Dental Health and the Oral Microbiome

    When we hear the word, “microbiome”, most of us think about our gut health, and while our gut is a major part of our microbiome, it’s not all the microbiome encompasses. Our microbiome actually includes every single part of our body from our head to our toes. We have different types of bacteria […]


How to Support Your Microbiome During the Summer Months

Summertime is wonderful for many things: outdoor events, relaxing vacations, fun in the sun, beach and pool time, and much more. But with it comes hotter, longer days that require a little bit of extra care towards our health goals from us. Luckily, we make it easy for you in several ways. First, we offer […]


Upcoming Events

Come share some fun and sun with us at these events! We’ll have free Lifeway Oat samples for you to enjoy on the house so you can nourish your microbiome and find your favorite flavors. Here are our event dates coming up. Don’t miss out! Austin, Texas – YTX Summer Series Yoga – https://ytxaustin.com/summer-sunset-series– All Summer […]


7 Ways To Keep Your Gut Healthy When You Have Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, with November 14th marked as World Diabetes Day. It’s a month and day to bring public health awareness efforts and initiatives for those living with diabetes or for those who may be at risk.  Afterall, it affects about 37 million Americans (both adults and youth), and 537 million adults […]


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, […]


Sunchokes: Superfood Spotlight

Sunchokes, otherwise known as Jerusalem artichokes, are root vegetables that resemble the look of ginger with the texture of potatoes. Sunchokes are native to North America, originally found in the central United States and Canada before being introduced to France in 1616. It was with that journey to Europe that this knobby veggie first began […]