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Birth Control and Yeast Infections: What You Need to Know

Did you know that birth control and yeast infections are related? In general, most people know that most birth control pills contain hormones.  Some contain a combination of estrogen and progesterone and others only contain progesterone. Birth control pills work with the hormones that trigger ovulation to prevent the release of an egg.  Birth Control pills also thicken the walls of the uterus making it harder for the sperm to swim up and reach an egg.  So, it is well known that taking the birth control pill will also cause changes in hormonal levels.  But, no one really tells anyone that the hormonal changes caused by the pill can also lead to vaginal yeast infections. Why is that? These hormonal changes influence the vaginal...

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The Gut Brain Connection

Think of the last time you felt sick to your stomach because you were stressed, scared or even excited, or you felt like your gut was telling you something...It's true! The gut has a strong role on how the brain behaves, and there is a whole nervous system that is complex, big, and important who some scientists are calling "the second brain" that wraps around all of our digestive system. The Gut Brain Connection: Areas and Functions in the Brain that are Affected by the Gut Overall Health is tied to Gut Health:  Our brain’s health is very dependent on what goes on in our guts.  Hard to believe sometimes, but what happens in the intestines affects the brain’s daily...

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The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics

So, what is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?  These 2 words sound the same, but they are quite different! Don't get them confused. In this article, also learn about the benefits of prebiotics and probiotics. What are Probiotics? Probiotics are "good bacteria", and probiotics should be alive so they can help colonize the length of the digestive track and the intestines with essential bacteria. These delicate organisms play a major role in our health and are currently one of the most studied areas of health, as it is believed they can alleviate a lot of symptoms that are related to our poor modern eating habits. What are Prebiotics? On the other hand, prebiotics are not alive, they are the fiber,...

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Food Allergies and Probiotics For Kids

It is important to maintain and nurture healthy intestinal flora early on with children. As new discoveries continue to be made, probiotics for kids and even as early as infants are now being provided in commercial infant formula brands. There is no set age to start taking probiotics, but now we know that the earlier, the better. It is important to find good probiotics for children to ensure that allergies and inability to digest certain foods do not develop. 

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The Importance Of Omega-3s Part 3

For many modern citizens, the need to maintain proper physical and mental health is a must. Most people quest for a wonder drug that can fix a lot of issues with one simple, easy application. While this invention is yet to take the world by storm, the essential acids known as omega-3s makes for a good substitute. There are numerous benefits for taking omega-3s, many of these positives coming from ingesting fish oil. While they may not be a miracle drug, these amino acids do much to help people that are afflicted with serious ailments, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Here at Activechange™, we have crafted a probiotics supplement that works to restore your gut’s unhealthy flora in order to...

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