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Authentic Product Pick: SCD Essential Probiotics (All Natural Liquid Supplement)

SCD Essential Probiotics

Are you taking probiotics? If not, you should be! There are so many different types to choose from and it can be overwhelming to know which one is the best for you. From capsules to powders, where does one start? Look no further because I love SCD Essential Probiotics All Natural Liquid! It is so easy to include this product into your daily supplement routine. Best of all? It is loaded with beneficial bacteria, like L. Acidophilus, B. Longum, and B.Bifidum. It’s also a vegan-friendly product, making it a wonderful addition for those with a plant-based diet.

It all started back in 1998 by SCD Probiotics founder and visionary, Matthew Wood. Years ago, Matthew had lost his mother to leukemia. Matthew believed that the environment she had lived in and the foods she ate may have had an adverse effect on her health over her lifespan. It was this concern over the current environmental and social problems that led Matthew to believe the lifestyles practiced in most industrial societies are unsustainable, thus unhealthy. This is why he set out on his quest to foster social change and create an amazingly healthy, beneficial product. Both Matthew and SCD Probiotics continue to develop technology that facilitates models of sustainability while producing the highest quality of probiotic products. His work doesn’t stop there! Fluent in English, Spanish and Japanese, Matthew is a frequent guest speaker at global conferences about sustainability and probiotic technology. Additionally, Matthew is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines, abroad and throughout the US. How cool is that?

So why are probiotics important for us? First of all, probiotics or “friendly bacteria” play a key role in promoting digestive health. Our bodies have more than 1,000 different types of bacteria living inside of our guts. This bacteria helps us break down food and absorb the nutrients. When we take antibiotics, eat a poor diet, live in toxic or stressful environments, this good bacteria can deteriorate. This is when we start to experience a slew of health problems and frustrating symptoms. By taking SCD Probiotics on a regular basis, we can keep the population of good bacteria thriving and help our digestive system stay healthy. Probiotics also play an important role in boosting immunity, women’s health, and preventing allergies.

Curious how to include SCD Probiotics in your daily supplement routine? It’s so easy! If you are an adult, you just need 1 Tbsp a day. If you are giving it to your kids (ages 2-12), they just need 1 tsp. You can drink it as a “shot” with a bit of water or add it to juice. You can also add it to a variety of smoothie recipes! In fact, I recently made this gem of a recipe that I think you will enjoy:

Energizing Probiotic Berry SmoothieEnergizing Probiotic Berry Smoothie

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful organic spinach leaves
  • 1 cup mixed organic berries
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp SCD Essential Probiotics liquid

Learn more about SCD Essential Probiotics by visiting their website at www.essentialprobiotics.com. I also recommend that you check them out on Facebook and like their page here. I know that you will love this probiotic product as much as I do!

Book Review: Natural Solutions for Digestive Health

Margaux's Book Pick - Digestive Health I’ve always believed that proper digestion is critical for promoting overall health in the body. If we aren’t digesting our food and getting those valuable nutrients needed, how can we look and feel our best? That’s why I am recommending the fabulous book, Natural Solutions for Digestive Healthwritten by Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta and Jeannette Bessinger, CHHC. It’s an interesting and easy read with lots of information regarding relief from acid reflux, IBS, gas, constipation, and so much more. This book breaks down the basics of normal digestion and clues us in to what can go wrong. It also talks about ways that our daily lifestyle can contribute to digestive distress and discomfort. I love that it includes a gut restoration program that readers can put into immediate use. This 28-day meal plan and supplement schedule helps to heal your gut, giving back your energy and immunity. This book is also loaded with useful tips and tricks that can be built into the gut restoration program based on your specific needs. I highly recommend this book for anybody looking to improve the health of their digestive system naturally. Here is the link to purchase it: amzn.to/O9S4tS. I know that you will love this book as much as I do!

Daily Nutrition Nibble: Pick up a Papaya!

Not only are papayas beautiful and delicious fruit, they possess amazing healing properties. Did you know that eating papayas can improve the clarity and texture of your skin, lessen the severity of cold and flu symptoms, and help to promote a healthy digestive system? They are full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, dietary fiber, potassium, and B vitamins. Green papayas are rich in an enzyme called papain which helps to aid in the digestion of protein. Pick up a papaya today!

Authentic Food of the Day: Snow Peas

Snow peas have been around for thousands of years and are enjoyed by many! These young pea pods are delicate and sweet in flavor and are loaded with fabulous health benefits. For example, snow peas are an excellent source of B vitamins which help to boost and maintain our energy levels. These vitamins also help build nerve and muscle tissue in our body. Snow peas also contain immune-boosting vitamin C, helping us stay well during cold and flu season. These peas are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin which help promote vision health. They are also a good source of vitamin K for bone health and vitamin A for heart health.

DID YOU KNOW:

– Snow peas are a good source of fiber, which helps to lower cholesterol and promotes healthy digestion.

– You can eat the snow pea whole! In fact, these peas are valued for their pods rather than just the peas inside.

The Health Benefits of Nectarines

Did you know that nectarines were named after the Greek god Nekter? These delicious little fruits have been adored for years because of their sweet and juicy flavor.  You can eat them by themselves or include them in salads or fruit salsa. When purchasing nectarines, be sure to look for ones that are moderately firm and brightly colored. The fruit is ready to eat when the flesh is soft to touch and smells fruity. Here are some of the health benefits of eating nectarines.

  • Nectarines are a good source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that the body converts to vitamin A.
  • One medium-sized nectarine has 65 calories.
  • The flesh of a nectarine is rich in antioxidants, especially carotenoids, that help protect our bodies from cancer and other diseases.
  • Nectarines are high in pectin, a soluble fiber that helps control blood cholesterol levels.
  • The skin of a nectarine is full of fiber, which helps to promote a health digestive system.
  • Looking to include more potassium into your diet? Nectarines are full of this energizing nutrient

References: Reader’s Digest, Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal. 2004. Metro Books, New York, NY.