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What Research Reports About Irritable Bowel Syndrome – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 213

What Research Reports About Irritable Bowel Syndrome – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 213

Let’s discuss changes to your diet and different nutrients that can be incredibly supportive when dealing with irritable bowel syndrome.

Skin and Oral Care Tips While Wearing a Mask – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 179

Skin and Oral Care Tips While Wearing a Mask – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 179

For so many of us, wearing a mask has become second nature. But are you noticing your breath may not be as pleasant as you thought? Or are you experiencing breakouts around your chin due to wearing the mask? Natural oral and skin care solutions can help!

Disinfecting For The Coronavirus May Be Killing Your Good Bacteria – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 149

Disinfecting For The Coronavirus May Be Killing Your Good Bacteria – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 149

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On today’s episode, we are going to talk about all of that hand washing you’re doing and all of those disinfectants you are using to keep the Coronavirus at bay. This is not a bad thing! But the problem is that it can impact your good bacteria and actually kill it off. There are trillions living within and on us and there are always some bad and good. Of course, you want the good bacteria to be in control. Here’s why.

What is a Probiotic?

You’ve often heard the term Probiotic. A probiotic is a supplement of good bacteria to help keep the bad under control. This is very important because all of these good bacteria interact with us in very special ways. So, you need the good bacteria to be in charge, not just for regularity and good digestion, but to also help you fight off infections. This is very important during the Coronavirus.

About 70% of your immune cells come in contact with your digestive tract and with your bacteria. If there is bad bacteria, they kind of confuse the immune system and they don’t keep it under control. If its good, this interacts in a very wholesome way with your immune system. This helps to reduce inflammation and redirect the bacteria into what it should be fighting, which are infectious organisms.

Good bacteria has also been shown to be beneficial for:

  • Allergies, including pollen and food allergies
  • Inflammation
  • Digestive concerns, including constipation and diarrhea

Now, there are strains of probiotic bacteria that you can take that have been shown to enhance the immune systemLactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis. That last strain seems to have the most research behind it, providing evidence that it really helps promote immune system function. For instance, a recent meta analysis (a review of five human clinical trials) shows that within weeks the Bifidobacterium lactis helped restore good immune system function in aging people.

When buying a Probiotic supplement, you will want to look for CFU – colony forming units. This ensures that there is a minimal amount of live bacteria that help to recolonize your digestive tract. You will also want more than one strain in your probiotic supplement and you need at least one billion of each. Adding a prebiotic is helpful, which is food for the good bacteria and helps the bacteria to colonize. FOS is a high-quality and suitable prebiotic.

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Staying Healthy During the Coronavirus

We do know that social distancing, wearing your mask outside and washing your hands helps to remove the virus and keep bacteria at bay. But this does impact your good bacteria.

Published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy, researched looked at the Hygiene Hypothesis in Germany. They were studying the differences between allergy trends between East and West Germany and found that exposure to household chemicals can kill off the good bacteria.

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Published in the journal Nature Microbiology, researchers from the University of Oklahoma and the University of California San Diego (and about 20 other academic research institutions) were looking at developing cultures in the Amazonian rain forest, or the level of modern urbanization. What they found is that when they started to urbanize or modernize these cultures, the composition of bacteria in the intestines was impacts. The greater the level of modern urbanization, the greater the degree of change of the bacterial species in the intestines. This was all dependent on the exposure to household cleaning products and anti-microbial agents.

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The Virus Killer: Your Lymphatic System Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 84

The Virus Killer: Your Lymphatic System Part 2 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 84

There are a few key factors that help your lymphatic system function properly, including water and Nucleotides. But today we are going to speak about a specific strain of Probiotics that are also beneficial – Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis.

Promoting Healthy Immunity with Probiotics This Winter – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 3

Promoting Healthy Immunity with Probiotics This Winter – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 3

In Episode 3, Jerry Hickey, Ph. discusses which specific strains of probiotics have been proven to help protect you from winter time infections, helping you boost your immunity.

Celebrating Dental Hygiene Month with 3 Effective Products

Celebrating Dental Hygiene Month with 3 Effective Products

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Poor oral hygiene is often linked to poor overall health. Your mouth is full of bacteria, mostly harmless, but as your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts, some of the bacteria can become harmful and impact your overall health.

Normally the body’s natural defenses and good oral care, such as daily brushing and flossing, keep bacteria under control. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Certain medications may also impact your oral health. Here are three products that promote a healthy, clean mouth.

Midnight Bright

Activated Coconut Charcoal, Hydrated Silica, and Cinnamon Bark Powder provide superior support for stimulating gum health and freshening breath. This unique formula absorbs toxins from irritated gums and helps promote oral microbial balance for fresher breath, brighter teeth, and healthier gums. For polishing the teeth and helping remove resins that stain teeth including from wine, tea, coffee, and tobacco.

FREE OF Alcohol, Sugar, Parabens Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate Does Not Contain Fluoride

White Tea Tx®

White Tea extract provides protective catechins that may help improve cellular protection. White tea antioxidants are among the strongest found in nature, offering protection for the circulatory system and other important organs and tissues. White Tea Tx® is a herbal tincture that contains specialized nutritional components that may support levels of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract, supporting immune health and good digestion.*

• Non-GMO Dietary Supplement
• Made following cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices)
• Supplies concentrated White Tea Polyphenols in a decaffeinated form
• No artificial ingredients
FREE OF alcohol, gluten and sodium

Periodental Lozenge

Our PerioDental® Lozenge offers a sugar-free, easily dissolvable mouth drop consisting of lubricating oral soothers. If you are looking for healthy mouth, teeth, gum and throat support, this product offers it all in a tasty grape lozenge. These all-natural ingredients provide tissue support with antioxidants like Grape Seed, Ascorbyl Palmitate and Glutathione. They help support immune health of mouth and throat with Myrrh and 7.88mg of elemental Zinc. What more, it coats and protects the oral mucosa and gums with demulcent herbs Slippery elm, Marshmallow root. Sugar alcohols, such as Xylitol and Sorbitol contained within this product help prevent dental caries.

FREE OF Alcohol, Sugar, Parabens Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate Does Not Contain Fluoride

What are your favorite oral products that help keep your mouth clean, your breath fresh and your teeth white? Leave us a comment below to join in the conversation!

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