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Good Carbs and How to Digest Them

You hear a lot about carbohydrates these days. Are carbs good or bad? Which carbs should you eat most: starchy or fibrous? And why do so many people have... Read More

Chemicals or Enzymes? Pigging Out on Starch Ingredients May Hold the Answer

The food industry often uses chemically modified starches (CMS) to “enhance” food products.  CMS are used to change the gooeyness of a food ingredient and are used in a... Read More

The Future of Digestive Enzyme Supplements

The mark of a good enzyme product is longevity. Competitive markets quickly separate what works from what does not and this is ever so true with the supplemental enzyme market. Read More

CRISPR: Boon to Humanity or Doom to Humanity?

[caption id="attachment_584" align="aligncenter" width="192"] Image source nature.com[/caption] CRISPR is something everyone should begin to understand and to debate the consequences. Read More

3 Tips for Timing Enzymes

We have a few timing tips to help you get the most from taking enzymes: Read More

How to Survive Holiday Feasting with Enzymes

The holidays are notorious for obliterating any kind of diet. The foods we eat for end-of-year gatherings are different from the rest of the year. Read More

Gut-Brain Connections

A recent article in Nature, a scientific journal, outlines several recent and on-going studies concerning the gut microbiome. Read More

How to Get the Most Benefit from Digestive Enzymes

Enzyme supplement use continues to grow in popularity. More people are realizing the importance of a well-maintained gastrointestinal tract and are seeking effective supplements that support gut health. Read More

Correlations between Multiple Sclerosis and the Microbiome?

Interesting study about the micro biome's possible role in conditions such as MS: Digesting the emerging role for the gut microbiome in central nervous system demyelination. Joscelyn J, Kasper LH. Read More

Food combining theory doesn't add up

Gurus of "food combining" claim that eating certain foods together affects their ability to be digested. US News & World Report debunks the myth of food combining in a recent health blog post. Read More