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What’s New at Natural Products Expo West

Natural Products Expo WestThis past week I attended the Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim. For those in the natural food and health industry its akin to being a kid in a candy store.

It’s the largest natural food and product show in the country which brought over 3000 vendors.

This years show was organized around the theme of protecting a non-GMO food supply. Several key note speakers educated on the GMO impact and as many as 400 vendors had non-GMO products.

Good Gut Health Foods

I was especially thrilled to see so many new foods being launched with naturally occurring probiotics. The fermented foods market seems to have exploded in the last year. There were different kimchi’s, kombucha’s and even a probiotic chip. These are great to consume on a daily basis to bring in good bacteria.

Gut health products was a growing niche at the conference.  Never have I seen so many different bone broth’s in one place. Beef broth, chicken broth and even vegetarian broth. Great for healing a leaky gut by the way.

Dr. Ohhira’s new Reg’Activ Probiotic line was at the expo creating quite a buzz. Other products containing probiotics were packaged drinks, gummy candies, vinegars and soups.

New Products at the Expo

Most products were sustainable, non-GMO, organic, low glycemic, gluten free or paleo. The items I noticed an abundance of were everything coconut oil, collagen and bone broth infused.

I walked around grazing and snacking on delicious foods all day. It was a perfect time to connect with start up business owners, entrepreneurs and other practitioners.

At the end of the day I came home with a sampling of products from vendors who had captured my attention, some new products to try and business cards of those I really enjoyed. I wanted to share with you a few of the vendors that stood out and had products that I found both innovative and delicious.

A few things you may want to try and look for in the marketplace:

Drink3Water Water infused with caffeine, electrolytes and perfectly balanced ph.

Oriya Organics’ 100% Plant Protein and 100% Green Drink which includes organic spirulina, organic chlorella, organic wheat grass and organic barley grass.

The Dirt Paleo Personal Care Trace Mineral tooth brushing powder.

The double chocolate fudge cookie was so amazing, it’s hard to believe it’s healthy, gluten free and paleo on top of it. www.bouldercookie.com

Tosi Superbites were really convenient for grazing during the expo. They are essentially almonds with flaxseed, sesame seeds and chia seeds to provide protein, Omega 3’s and fiber all in a convenient snack pack.  https://www.tosihealth.com/shop/superbites-assorted.html

UCan protein bars have delicious flavor and are low glycemic due to monk fruit extract and stevia extract as the sweetener. www.generationucan.com

www.agropro.eu is the largest organic hemp grower, producer and supplier of organic hemp in Europe. They are active in legislation to protect the farmers and producers rights.

Plant Milk-dairy-free beverages in vanilla, banana and original flavor. Made from almonds and a touch of honey. mooala.com

Miso from non-GMO soybeans. A simple way to add flavor to your cooking and natural probiotics to your diet. www.marukomeusa.com

Paleo friendly, grain free granola.  thekitchun.com

And finally, by 5 o’clock I needed a pick me up, the perfect time to try the Mocha Latte infused protein bar with a serving of caffeine. newgroundsfood.com

If you can get a ticket to next year’s conference, try to go, it’s a fantastic event. Wear some comfy shoes, (there’s live bands and dancing at night) and come hungry.

Need Relief From Allergies? Test For Leaky Gut

Food Allergies or Intolerances May be a Result of Leaky Gut

Food IntolerancesA leaky gut refers to intestinal permeability, or the movement of toxins and undigested food particles through the intestinal lining into the bloodstream.

The intestinal lining can become damaged due to many factors:

  • persistent inflammation (often the case after vaccinations due to mercury or other toxic exposure),
  • overgrowth of Candida/yeast
  • parasites
  • chemicals in processed food
  • food dyes
  • enzyme deficiency
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen),
  • prescription corticosteroids
  • diet of highly refined carbohydrates; cookies, pasta, bread and processed foods
  • chemotherapy and radiation treatments

All of these things are contributing factors to what is known as “leaky gut.”

Once the lining of the intestinal tract is compromised food particles begin to seep through into the bloodstream. These undigested proteins and fats can be seen by the immune system as foreign invaders to attack. This can result in autoimmune disorders, developed allergies, and inflamed organs and tissues of the body and brain. This is how we develop allergies to foods that we previously were not allergic to.

Available At-Home Testing for Leaky Gut

Uncomfortable procedures to check for gut inflammation are a thing of the past. Today there are convenient, at-home tests for multiple issues. Genova, at-home, diagnostic tests offer a multitude of various tests to assess numerous issues from inflammation to intestinal permeability, parasitology, and much more.

Tests can be done with a simple stool, urine, or saliva sample. They can give information about IgA antibodies (gluten allergens), fungus, and more.

These tests can be done from home, are mailed off to the lab, and results come to you via e-mail. There are qualified professionals available to help you with the results.

For more information on how to heal a Leaky Gut Click Here.

Gut Health Turnaround Series

How Can you Turn Your Gut Health Around?

I know you want to heal your gut once and for all and take your life back.

You’ve been on more supplements, medications and even special gut diets, looking for solutions for your unique body. You’ve been hunting for answers that will really WORK and will deliver the long-term results. Your search is finally over!

I’ve been invited to be a featured speaker on this amazing FREE online event that is about to start, called the Gut Health Turn Around Series 2.0, so if you are ready to jump in and get access NOW, go ahead and click here.  It will only be free until November 1, 2016.

There are many strategies out there to help you heal your body and your gut. Let us help you get it right!

Empower yourself with this FREE online event. Just by tuning in you will receive tools and strategies that will help you. Free Offer ends at the end of the month. $37.95 thereafter.

Clarify and strategize how you can be healthy in a toxic world.

Optimize both your body and your life for health.

Cut through the confusion and leave you inspired to finally take action towards your health goals.

Gut health Turn Around Series

Leah Kline created this resource for you, where you can receive all of the tools YOU need to Heal Your Gut, and take your body and your LIFE back. Every problem has a beginning and a solution. Your problems are solvable!

Many of these experts have been there. They know from their own lives the impact that gut issues can have on your whole body and life. Too many strategies out there are only quick fix bandaids that don’t address the root cause of the problem. We believe in treating the root cause.

If you want to finally heal your gut forever, reclaim your health and vitality, empower yourself click here.

Attending the Free online event will be an education and more tools and strategies than you could imagine.

Make a decision and take the first step to getting back on the right track.
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I’ll see you on Tuesday, November 1st on the Gut Health Turn Around Series 2.0!

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In Good Health,
Dr. Pamela Nathan

Probiotic & Prebiotic Awareness on the Rise

The Probiota Americas Conference in Chicago this past month produced exciting new information on probiotics and consumers awareness of their benefits. Some hopeful information came from a recent survey by AIDP which measured consumers usage of prebiotics and probiotics.

Probiotics & Prebiotics in our MicrobiomeWhat we learned is that the word is getting out.  In an article by Hank Schultz, he talked about the survey results. “In a poll of 400 dietary supplement users, it was revealed that more than 38% would be very likely or somewhat likely to try a prebiotic with strong digestive and immune health benefits. The survey also showed that 44% of these consumers had tried a probiotic supplement. Further results showed that more than 60% of respondents would be interested in buying a product that contained both a prebiotic and a probiotic.” This reflects a better understanding of the role these supplements have in digestive and immune wellness. 

Furthermore consumers would be more likely to try a product that was backed by research and human clinical trials. The vast majority of solid probiotic research has occurred in just the past 3 years with the conclusion of the largest consortium of scientific research on the human gut ecology called Human Microbiome Project. For the latest findings and research in relation to probiotics check our Microbiome Series with Microbiologist Kiran Krishnan.

What is the Difference Between a Probiotic and Prebiotic?

We know that feeding the existing bacteria is just as important as introducing new bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics stimulate the growth and maintenance of our beneficial gut microbiota. Probiotics increase the diversity of our bacteria and increase its numbers. Our clients have reported the most improved results when taking both a prebiotic and probiotic together for a two-three month period.

Fight Aging with These Fabulous Prebiotic & Probiotic Foods

fruits-155616_1280If you’re looking for the latest anti-aging secret, you should know the fountain of youth isn’t in a bottle or a surgeon’s scalpel. The produce aisle of your local supermarket contains the best anti-aging remedies. The best foods for anti-aging include essential fatty acids, antioxidants, plant compounds, and probiotic properties that can help you combat the ravages of time naturally.

Salmon: This popular fish contains essential fatty acids such as Omega 3s and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorous. Salmon also contains vitamins D and E, both of which neutralize free radicals within your body.

Essential fatty acids play a role in the permeability of your cell membranes. Healthy cell membranes allow nutrients to enter and facilitate the release of toxins. This effect reduces inflammation throughout your body.

Dark fruits and veggies: These tasty treats pack a full dose of vitamin C in addition to powerful phytonutrients that prevent aging-related vision loss. Dark-colored fruits and veggies also contain compounds that decrease your risk of retinal damage, sparing your eyesight.

Prebiotic foods

These foods promote the growth and proliferation of the beneficial bacteria in the large intestine. They combat the effects of aging by promoting the absorption of vitamins and minerals essential to sound health.

Prebiotic foods such as whole grains, onions, bananas, and garlic provide the fuel for your body to digest the foods you eat by feeding the “good bacteria” or gut flora. The indigestible fiber from these foods travels to the large intestine, where it is broken down by the gut flora and provides the “fuel” necessary for the gut flora to proliferate.

Probiotic foods

Kimchi, kefir, olives, tempeh, miso, and sauerkraut work with prebiotic compounds to maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut. A growing body of research has demonstrated a correlation between a healthy gut microbiome and lower rates of systemic inflammation, autoimmune conditions, and lower risk of obesity and weight gain.

Probiotic foods such as yogurt and kefir also help your body fight the effects of aging by increasing the number of helpful bacteria in your gut. These healthy bacteria enhance the absorption of vitamins and minerals in all the foods you eat.

You can combat the effects of aging by eating a wide variety of fresh foods, including fruits and vegetables that are rich in color and that provide powerful antioxidants to fight disease and inflammation, and fatty fish such as salmon to provide Omega 3 essential fatty acids that help your skin maintain its smoothness and protect your heart.

Foods rich in prebiotic and probiotic properties work to nourish your gut flora, allowing for the full absorption of the nutrients and supplements vital to fighting the effects of aging.

No one relishes the thought of aging, but you don’t need to reach for the latest anti-aging cream or the surgeon’s scalpel. The latest anti-aging tools are as close as your local produce section.

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Sheryl Cohen March 14, 2017