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Kombucha is NOT a Mushroom

Did You Know THIS About Kombucha? “The Kombucha is not a mushroom, but several yeasts living symbiotically with several bacteria. But we have little idea of what it is, no idea what its side effects are. And no doubt that it can become contaminated by spores in the air. You could kill yourself or your [...]

By |2024-05-07T21:30:21-08:00May 8th, 2024|

Using Probiotics During & After Antibiotics

If you’re taking an antibiotic, you can either wait until the course of treatment is over before beginning probiotic supplementation, or, you can take probiotics during the course of antibiotic treatment. WHY should you take probiotics during or after antibiotic treatment? Because nature abhors a vacuum! This means that the risk of secondary or opportunistic [...]

By |2024-02-12T08:00:49-08:00January 29th, 2023|

What Makes Probiotics So Special?

Join me and Dane of CrohnsColitisLifestyle as we talk about the importance of probiotics, creating a healthy microbiome, and reversing our once poor gut health:  You can learn even more about probiotics in the probiotic section of the LTYG blog - and don't forget to download my eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics, [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:45:20-08:00September 13th, 2021|

Should I Take a Break From My Probiotics?

Is it ever beneficial to take a break from supplementing with probiotics? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from my LTYG readers. And don't forget to download my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics!  Check my probiotic cheat sheet + more [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:46:13-08:00August 23rd, 2021|

I’ve Had An Ileostomy Done – Which Natren Probiotics Are Best?

We recently received this reader question, and it was so good I just had to share it with ya'll in case anyone else had a similar question. It reads: Hi guys. I've had an ileostomy done, which will be reversed in a few months, so at the moment I don't have a functioning large intestine. [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:46:26-08:00August 15th, 2021|

How to Make the Most Delicious Probiotic Yogurt

Natasha (founder of Natren probiotics) recently shared this video with me, and I had to pass it on to all of you! It's a video "how-to" in which Natasha shows the process of making homemade yogurt using the Natren probiotic yogurt starter - start to finish! She also shares some delicious, simple, and healthy yogurt [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:46:50-08:00July 5th, 2021|

Can Taking Too Many Probiotics Hurt Your Gut?

Can taking too many probiotics hurt your gut? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren and world-renowned expert on probiotics, culturing, and fermenting, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from my LTYG readers!  Download my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know About Probiotics. Shoppe Natren probiotics here.

By |2023-04-12T10:51:33-08:00June 30th, 2021|

Probiotics vs. Prebiotics

Join me and Tami Hay, author of EarthGut: The Story of Peace, Love, Microbes, as we talk about our experiences with prebiotics and probiotics. I also talk about my Probiotic Retention Enema, which delivers very high dose probiotics directly to your colon (and lower part of your ileum) and can provide dramatic healing results. As [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:47:21-08:00June 28th, 2021|

Can You Drink Too Much Kombucha?

Can too much of a good thing actually be a bad thing? Many people love their kombucha, but is it possible too much could, in fact, be harmful? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren and world-renowned expert on probiotics and culturing and fermenting, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from my LTYG [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:47:44-08:00June 22nd, 2021|

Dairy-Based vs. Non-Dairy Acidophilus

This video is all about dairy-based vs. non-dairy probiotics. Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from our LTYG readers. Our reader asks: ""If I am not mistaken the dairy version and the dairy-free version of Megadophilus have different strains. Is one proven to be more beneficial [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:03:31-08:00June 16th, 2021|

Should I Alternate Probiotic Strains?

Is it more beneficial to alternate probiotic strains? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from our LTYG readers. Our reader asks: "Some natural doctors say it's best to switch around probiotics. What do you say about the need to change to a different type now [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:04:50-08:00June 2nd, 2021|

Ulcerative Proctitis and Probiotics

Ulcerative proctitis and probiotics! Which Natren probiotics are best for ulcerative proctitis, and is it necessary to take these probiotics indefinitely? Join me and Natasha Trenev, founder of Natren probiotics, as we continue to answer probiotic-related questions from our LTYG readers.  0:19 - Jini's Home Remedy Pages 1:10 - Wild Oregano Oil Protocol and [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:05:38-08:00May 4th, 2021|

How Does Heat Affect Probiotics?

How does heat affect probiotics? Join me and Natasha Trenev (founder of Natren probiotics) as we answer questions sent in by my LTYG readers!  Explore the probiotic section of the blog here - chock full of valuable info on everything probiotic-related. And don't forget to grab my FREE eBook, What You Need to Know [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:05:48-08:00April 26th, 2021|

I Want to Take Probiotics – Where Do I Start?

You want to take care of your gut, and probiotics are a fantastic way to start...but STARTING is the problem! How do you determine which strains are best for you? If it's your first time taking probiotics, Jini recommends you start with an infant species of bacteria called B. infantis, then gradually work your way [...]

By |2023-04-12T10:18:23-08:00March 10th, 2021|

Probiotic Cheat Sheet

I was over in England and one of my friends (married with 3 kids) wanted to know which probiotics she should order for her family. She didn’t want to know why or how they worked – and no one has a gut disorder – she just wanted to get her whole family on probiotics. After [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:50:36-08:00October 30th, 2019|

Is Saccharomyces Boulardii Safe?

We often get asked by readers is S. boulardii is safe to consume for people with IBD and IBS and is it actually beneficial? My answer up till now has been: When I tested it on myself - over 25 years ago - my body didn't like it very much. And then I had a [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:51:22-08:00July 25th, 2018|

MICROBIOME: Indigenous Wisdom meets Science – Fermenting Foods

What's wrong with eating raw foods? And how are bacteria just like horses?? What did your great-grandmother know that you should know too? Fascinating deep dive into the healthy gut microbiome and fermented foods with world-renowned probiotic expert, Natasha Trenev, and me: "I'm only 12 minutes in, and this is already the most lucid and [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:52:06-08:00June 18th, 2018|

Jini Patel Thompson and Dane Johnson talk probiotics

In this video, Jini and Dane talk about probiotics, their personal healing journeys, and general gut health: Some of the topics Jini, Dane discuss about probiotics during this conversation are: How probiotics are the new money makers How to start with probiotics How to adjust the dosage How to start slow Benefits of taking the [...]

By |2023-10-20T07:34:07-08:00July 25th, 2017|

Doctors Say No Probiotics For IBD Patients?

Some doctors are now recommending that people with Crohn's and Colitis NOT take probiotics. They are saying that people with IBD do not have a normal response to beneficial bacteria and therefore probiotics can aggravate these conditions. Back when I was diagnosed with Crohn’s (1984), the medical establishment maintained that Crohn's  was an autoimmune disorder [...]

By |2023-04-12T09:52:53-08:00August 1st, 2012|

Is VSL#3 A Good Probiotic Supplement?

VSL#3 and Its Clinical Results If you read through the probiotic selection criteria given in Chapter Two of Listen To Your Gut, you will see that VSL#3 doesn't meet all the criteria for a fully bioavailable, therapeutic probiotic of maximum potency (these selection criteria were taken from microbiology research). But yet, this probiotic has shown [...]

By |2023-10-25T21:47:58-08:00March 1st, 2010|
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