Appetite & cravings are affected by gut health-Probiotics, Prebiotics, Digestion

Appetite & cravings are affected by gut health-Probiotics, Prebiotics, Digestion

Having an appetite is more than being hungry!⁠⁠Hormones that are produced in the gut have a major influence on our brain that stimulates the feeling of hunger and fullness.⁠⁠These hormones have major actions involved in our appetite, including:⁠⁠- Delaying gastric emptying⁠- Gastric motility⁠- Central nervous system effect⁠- Glucose-dependent insulin release⁠- Producing glucose⁠- Gall bladder contraction⁠- Pancreatic enzyme production⁠- Balancing blood sugar⁠- Growth hormone release⁠⁠For these actions to properly occur, we need a healthy gut. A healthy gut starts with a healthy bacteria balance and a strong gut lining.⁠⁠Need gut health support?⁠⁠Begin by eliminating any gut disruptors and toxins and begin...

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Food Freedom Kit-Struggling with food intolerances but want to enjoy your favorite meals? This kit is for you!

Food Freedom Kit-Struggling with food intolerances but want to enjoy your favorite meals? This kit is for you!

Food avoidance in its entirety is miserable. Choosing to eat healthy and carefully is a wonderful thing…most of the time. Being forced to avoid food due to severe digestive consequences during special events is not so wonderful..We wanted to provide a solution to that.Here’s how to fight back:1. Take really good enzymes to break down every possible food type assuming that everything can possibly be the cause of issues. Some guess that they only have a gluten or dairy issue. Guessing results in missed coverage. Experience says that people with one intolerance typically have others..2. One can’t overdose on enzymes...

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Our favorite gut health supplments-Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, GI Relief, Cleanse, Prebiotic

Our favorite gut health supplments-Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, GI Relief, Cleanse, Prebiotic

What are some of our favorite supplements?⁠👩‍🦰 Me (Tiff): Cleanse, Targeted Prebiotic, Whole Food Vitamin⁠🧔Phil: Targeted Prebiotic, Ultimate Probiotic, GI Relief⁠👱‍♀️Kim: Ultimate Probiotic, Digestive Enzymes, GI Relief⁠👱‍♀️Charlie: Digestive Enzymes, Probiotic, GI Relief, K2D3⁠👨Russ: GI Relief, Ultimate Probiotic, Quiet Serenity⁠.⁠What's the best gut health supplement? That all depends on what's going on with the body and what's needed. ⁠.⁠What makes a difference between all the different brands out there? Quality. Research. Knowledge. Dosing. Methods.⁠.⁠Gut health has such a huge impact on the rest of the body and can affect things like digestion, immunity, mental health, metabolism, even brain fog. Do we...

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Helping with bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation, SIBO, IBS, diarrhea, and more

Helping with bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation, SIBO, IBS, diarrhea, and more

Here at @silverfernbrand we know that gut issues are individualized and can drastically affect the quality of life.⁠.⁠From bloating, gas, heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea to more severe issues like IBS, IBD, and SIBO we're here to help with high quality ingredients, proper dosing, and methods to get the gut calmed down and back on track. Our wide range of products can help improve and optimize the gut to help the body function at its best.⁠.⁠Tested for 100% survivability and strain verification, our products are guaranteed to get to where they can work their magic.⁠.⁠Our goal is to help everyone achieve their best...

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5 steps to Cleaning Up and Calming Down Gut Issues-SIBO, IBS, IBD, leaky gut, food intolerances, gas, bloating, constipation

5 steps to Cleaning Up and Calming Down Gut Issues-SIBO, IBS, IBD, leaky gut, food intolerances, gas, bloating, constipation

Messed up gut? Hurting all the time?⁠.⁠What if I suggested that probiotics may not be the best place to start? Of course, the underlying issue⁠ and original contributor behind all other problems with different names (SIBO, IBS, IBD, autoimmune⁠ diseases, leaky gut, food intolerances, gas, bloating, constipation, obesity, etc.) is bacteria imbalances.⁠.⁠Naturally one might think that the best way to deal with bacteria imbalances is to throw tens of billions of CFUs of good bacteria of different types of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium into the gut.⁠.⁠But what happens if the gut is moving really slowly (slow motility) and that the issue behind the...

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Supplements: Real or Garbage? How to get the best supplements for your money-probiotics, digestive enzymes, cleanse

Supplements: Real or Garbage? How to get the best supplements for your money-probiotics, digestive enzymes, cleanse

The supplement world...it's vast. So many options. Some really great, some not worth a dime.⁠.⁠Let me explain how to NOT buy crappy supplements by using antioxidant supplements as an example. (We do not sell an antioxidant product right now).⁠.⁠How do you know if the product is 💩 or if something else is going on?⁠.⁠FACT: A person needs to take the right ingredients to address the problems. The right source of antioxidants can do a lot. But it isn’t a good choice for improving gut health. I frequently get asked about why one of our products didn’t do this or that...

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Gut Health Improvement will take time-Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Cleanse

Gut Health Improvement will take time-Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Cleanse

Of course, the gut can be helped in a reasonable timeline. It all depends on what issues you have. But it's good to be aware that it can also take time. The condition of the gut is different for everyone.⁠.⁠Will any product fix a severe gut issue in 30 days? Not any that I am aware of. Even medications that address symptoms usually take 4 weeks or more to really see the benefits. Addressing the underlying issue that’s broken can take time.⁠.⁠We suggest certain lifestyle changes to help with the products. The secret to using supplements to help⁠with the gut:⁠1....

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Symptoms of an unhealthy gut-constipation, diarrhea, weight gain, fatigue, bloating/gas, acne, etc.

Symptoms of an unhealthy gut-constipation, diarrhea, weight gain, fatigue, bloating/gas, acne, etc.

Signs pointing to a gut imbalance can be tricky.The symptoms listed above are associated with a gut imbalance.Gut health goes much further than just the gut. The immunity response stems from the gut, a leaky gut can cause nutrition imbalances thus having hormones to compensate, detoxification is associated with the gut, and the feel good hormones that affect our mood are also in relation to gut health.To get to the root cause of these gut symptoms, work with a healthcare professional and don’t forget to mention our products at @silverfernbrand

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A detox that actually removes toxins-H. pylori, C. diff., E. coli, LPS

A detox that actually removes toxins-H. pylori, C. diff., E. coli, LPS

A detox should remove toxins. And a detox should be able to remove toxins and have supportive clinical evidence that it does in fact remove actual toxins. A detox should also be able to show what specific toxins it is removing. ⁠.⁠ Let’s start with an antibody/immunoglobulin concentrate (ImmunoLin®). The mechanism of action is⁠ binding of toxins (and allowing the body to excrete the toxins like it normally does) and strengthening⁠ the gut barrier. Antibodies (IgG) “…bind like a lock-and-key to the body’s foreign invaders, whether they⁠are viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. They are the ‘search’ battalion of the immune system’s search-⁠and-destroy...

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Bloating & Gas? 4 tips to optimize digestion - Digestive Enzymes, probiotics

Bloating & Gas? 4 tips to optimize digestion - Digestive Enzymes, probiotics

Ever wondered how to optimize digestion?There are many different causes for bloating/gas. It’s important to get to the underlying causes, however, these tips can support foundational principles everyone with a digestive system needs to know.These foundational tips are enough for some bodies. Others need a more personalized therapeutic approach such as using digestive enzymes, probiotics, or a gut health tune up kit.4 tips to optimize digestion include:💧 Adequate hydration (1/2 of your body weight in ounces of water/day). Good hydration can help support bowel movements by adding bulk and increase digestive secretions.🧠 Eat with all of your senses. Digestion starts...

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Myths & Truths About Prebiotics - FODMAP, SIBO & IBS

Myths & Truths About Prebiotics - FODMAP, SIBO & IBS

I hear from people all the time that ALL prebiotics are bad for people that are on the low FODMAP diet or that have SIBO and IBS type problems. While this is true of many prebiotics, it is not true of all prebiotics. ⁠

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Ways the Keto Diet may be decimating the microbiome

Ways the Keto Diet may be decimating the microbiome

High-fat, low-carb diets are nothing new, but recently they’ve reclaimed their fame under a fresh, new name, The Ketogenic Diet. The vogue eating style rose to the spotlight after preliminary research suggested it could help shed body fat, clear up acne, elevate brain function and improve polycystic ovarian syndrome, among other things. The basis behind these health benefits is rooted in the idea that by starving the body of carbs and sugar, you can force your metabolism into ketosis. This metabolic state forces the body to burn fat for energy, stabilizes blood glucose and may reduce inflammation. While there is...

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The Macro Diet

The Macro Diet

Athletes and bodybuilders have been encouraging some form of the Macro Diet for decades. This eating style focuses on the macronutrient profile of foods, rather than calorie content. Most followers of the diet aim for higher protein, lower carb meals to help them reach their ideal weight and body composition goals. Think of it this way: from a traditional calorie-counting perspective, a serving of cookies is equivalent to a serving of turkey – they are both about 150-170 calories. But from a macronutrient perspective, cookies are basically pure sugar and saturated fat, which can lead to more fat accumulation. Turkey,...

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6 Health Benefits of Environmental Probiotics You Probably Don’t Know About

6 Health Benefits of Environmental Probiotics You Probably Don’t Know About

So why do we need to take probiotics now versus before? You probably grew up without taking probiotics and survived just fine, right? The difference is these days everything you eat and touch has likely been sanitized and treated to ensure you don’t consume bad bacteria that can make you sick. The problem is that this also gets rid of the good environmental bacteria responsible for a healthy and balanced gut. A soil-based or environmental probiotic supplement is designed to restore these missing bacteria to your gut. The problem is most probiotic supplements can’t survive the harsh acidic environment of...

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FoodByMaria Loves Silver Fern™ Brand

FoodByMaria Loves Silver Fern™ Brand

We love FoodByMaria! She is just a delight and has a wonderful blog and an amazing Instagram feed. And while we love her, we are so glad that the feeling is mutual and she loves and uses Silver Fern™ Brand products. Check out this post she wrote detailing how she maximizes her gut health with Silver Fern™! https://www.foodbymaria.com/2019/03/10/time-to-check-your-gut-health/  

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Bacillus Strain Probiotics Fight Off Dangerous Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Bacillus Strain Probiotics Fight Off Dangerous Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

The evidence continues to mount that a healthy mix of gut flora, including plenty of the probiotics from the Bacillus family provides powerfull immune support. A recent study showed that the dangerous antibotic-resistant pathogen

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The Best Way to Lose Weight ...and Keep It Off!

The Best Way to Lose Weight ...and Keep It Off!

If weight loss is on your mind then you probably want results -- and fast. It's no wonder! We are bombarded every single day with unrealistic body images and messages that tell us that we aren’t good enough if we aren’t the "perfect" size or shape. The culture of our social conversations and the ideals in the media are the same: "thin is best." This pressure to be thin can leave us yearning to drop pounds quickly, but this may not be what's best for our minds or our bodies. Truthfully, studies continue to show that lose-weight-quick diets don't work...

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Are You Missing the Secret Key to Weight Loss?

Are You Missing the Secret Key to Weight Loss?

Many of us have been conditioned over the years to contemplate two keys to successful weight loss: diet and exercise. What if another component was equally important? The latest research has revealed another aspect of weight loss most of us have never considered: gut health. If you have ever tried to change your lifestyle to include healthier foods and more exercise, yet found disappointing results on the scale, there may be something that you are missing: healthy bacteria in your gut. There is mounting evidence to show that the gut bacteria in healthy weight people are different than the bacteria...

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Gut Health, Mood, Anxiety & Depression

Gut Health, Mood, Anxiety & Depression

DEPRESSED? It Could Be Your Gut Health... Suffering from depression or anxiety? Or both? It might be more than a psychological issue - or a chemical imbalance - causing your symptoms, but a gastronomical one as well. Studies show that your brain is actually connected to your gut - and not just at a physical level, but an emotional level as well. Part of this new research includes a clear link between imbalances in the gut and mental illness like depression - and fortunately, a possible solution. In a study released on March 10, researchers at the University of Virginia were...

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10 Reason Why You May Need a Probiotic

10 Reason Why You May Need a Probiotic

Because of our modern diet, the right daily probiotic supplement might be one of the most important supplements you can take. Here are 10 reasons why a good probiotic is more important than ever. 1. Antibiotic use – unfortunately antibiotics indiscriminately kill both the good and the bad bacteria in your gut. They have no way of differentiating between the two. So, if you or your children are ever prescribed antibiotics by your doctor, make it a priority to build up your gut flora as soon as you are done with the prescription (remember that there is no benefit to...

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Gut Health 101

Gut Health 101

Silver Fern's Chief Nutritionist Explains the Basics Before we get started, there are a few terms we should probably define. In talking about gut health, you'll often hear words like microflora, gut flora, microbes, microbiome, microorganisms, etc. These are basically tiny little bacteria that live in (and on) your body. In fact, we have 10 times MORE bacteria in our bodies than cells! This might sound a little creepy, but most of these are actually helpful bacteria. In fact, when talking about gut health, the idea is to have a really good balance of healthy bacteria in your body. The...

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Why Are We Hearing So Much About Gut Health Lately?

Why Are We Hearing So Much About Gut Health Lately?

We are living in an "information era" which means we are benefitting from the ongoing borage of science and research. Gut health is an emerging "hot topic", as we discover more and more about the important role "good bacteria" play in the body. To fully understand why, we need to step back a few years to the Human Genome Project (HGP) which was completed in 2003. This was an international research project designed to uncover all of the genes in the human genome. They found that humans have about 22,000 genes. While this sounds impressive, it's about the same amount...

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Fiber Is Good For You. Now Scientists Know Why

Fiber Is Good For You. Now Scientists Know Why

At Silver Fern Brand, we have been preaching the benefits of fiber for years now. We were thrilled to see this amazing article in the New York Times that syncs up nicely with our philosophy on the role of probiotics and fiber on gut health.  Here are some highlights: The scientists focused on the diversity of species that make up the mouse’s gut microbiome. Shifting the animals to a low-fiber diet had a dramatic effect, they found: Many common species became rare, and rare species became common. Along with changes to the microbiome, both teams also observed rapid changes to the...

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The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome

The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome

Every day science learns more and more about the critical role that beneficial bacteria play in our health. We were thrilled to see this article from NPR that supports everything we have been saying for years now about beneficial bacteria, fiber, and gut health.  Read the whole thing, but here are a few highlights: This amazing video produced by NPR that summarizes the role of probiotics in human health. The best 5 minutes you’ll spend this week. There's another of type of extinction that may be occurring, right now, inside our bodies. Yes, I'm talking about the microbiome — that...

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4 Probiotic Myths…BUSTED!!!

4 Probiotic Myths…BUSTED!!!

4 Probiotic Myths…BUSTED!!! You’ve likely heard a lot about probiotics lately, including conflicting reports about what you should be looking for in a probiotic and why. Let’s delve into the myths that might be keeping you from the benefits you might need. 1. Don't probiotics need to be refrigerated? It depends. Some probiotics do require refrigeration because the bacteria will die if left at room temperature. If they can't survive room temperature, however, how can they survive the harsh acidic environment of the stomach? They can't.  It used to be commonly understood that "living bacteria" was the "best." Research has come a long...

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5 Easy Tips to Lose Weight and Keep it OFF

5 Easy Tips to Lose Weight and Keep it OFF

5 Easy Tips to Lose Weight and Keep it OFF If weight loss is on your mind then you probably want results -- and fast. It's no wonder! We are bombarded every single day with unrealistic body images and messages that tell us that we aren’t good enough if we aren’t the "perfect" size or shape. The culture of our social conversations and the ideals in the media are the same: "thin is best." This pressure to be thin can leave us yearning to drop pounds quickly, but this may not be what's best for our minds or our bodies....

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Creamy Probiotic Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

Creamy Probiotic Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe

  Creamy Probiotic Avocado Greek Yogurt Dip Recipe by: Abbey Rodriguez Prep time: 5 minutes Yield: 4-5 servings Ingredients: 2 capsules Silver Fern Probiotics 1/4 cup olive oil juice of 1 lime 1 cup milk 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 avocado  2 cloves garlic salt to taste Directions: 1. Pour olive oil, lime juice, milk, yogurt, avocado, garlic, and probiotics in blender. Mix together on high speed. Add milk if a thinner consistency is desired, one tablespoon at a time.  2. Transfer to small serving bowl and add salt to taste. Serve as a refreshing dip with veggies or...

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Dannette May recommends Silver Fern™ Brand Probiotics!!!

Dannette May recommends Silver Fern™ Brand Probiotics!!!

Dannette May, one of America's leading healthy lifestyle expert, loves the Silver Fern™ Ultimate Probiotic. Watch here as she explains why she loves it! We love Dannette May and truly appreciate the recommendation to use our Probiotics!

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More Success! Mother with Two Jobs Reduces Health Issues, Loses 30+ lbs

More Success! Mother with Two Jobs Reduces Health Issues, Loses 30+ lbs

Last fall, Nina Lopez was overweight, bloated, constantly tired and increasingly irritable. With her husband suffering from cancer (and a six-year-old daughter in remission from bone cancer), Nina is currently the sole provider with two jobs, so she knew she needed to take better care of herself so she could continue to support her family. “Several blood tests showed all of the levels were out of whack, especially my liver count, which was extremely high, and I was nearing pre-diabetic levels,” Nina recalled. “My doctor was also concerned about an autoimmune disorder, so I was supposed to come back in...

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What to look for in a probiotic

What to look for in a probiotic

What to look for in a probiotic? Did you know the main difference between a lean person and an overweight person is the bacteria in their gut? It's true. There are over 100 trillion microbes in your gut in about 7 different species categories we are just going to focus on two of those categories bacteroides and firmicutes. People who have more bacteroides tend to be skinnier and people who have more firmicutes tend to be heavier. If you have more firmicutes you notice more inflammation, more sugar craving, bloating, decreased immune health, and sometimes even depression. Many people who...

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This Is the Secret to Maximizing Probiotic Benefits for Weight Loss

This Is the Secret to Maximizing Probiotic Benefits for Weight Loss

This Is the Secret to Maximizing Probiotic Benefits for Weight Loss Probiotics, gut health, and the general health of the microbiome are all being connected to a wide range of a huge health stories in the news. If you read Silver Fern™ ELEVATED, you’ll learn that probiotics can be the solution to permanent weight loss, breaking sugar addictions, and appetite suppression. But did you know, prebiotic fiber feeds probiotics and might be the secret to unlocking the health benefits of probiotics. A recent The Globe and Mail article has some interesting research on prebiotic foods and fighting weight gain: “While the usual...

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Is Your Microbiome Going to Determine If Your Diet Succeeds or Fails?

Is Your Microbiome Going to Determine If Your Diet Succeeds or Fails?

Is Your Microbiome Going to Determine If Your Diet Succeeds or Fails? Whatever your diet plan is for the New Year, improving your gut health should certainly be high on your priority list, this according to a new article in the Huffington Post: “A gut bacteria makeover may not be at the top of your list of resolutions for 2017, but you’d be wise to consider it if your goals have anything to do with improving your diet or losing weight.”  “New research finds that dietary sacrifices ― say, giving up pizza and hamburgers in favor of a healthy, low-calorie diet ―...

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Is Sugar Altering Your Hormones and Metabolism?

Is Sugar Altering Your Hormones and Metabolism?

Is Sugar Altering Your Hormones and Metabolism? There is a reason that Silver Fern™ ELEVATED is focused on helping other to break their addiction to sugar. Sugar is TOXIC! Diabetes and obesity has exploded from overconsumption of sugar. Are you curious how sugar is harming you? Here are some excerpts from a fascinating article from Aeon.co: “This alternate hypothesis implies that sugar has unique effects in the human body leading directly to both diabetes and obesity, independent of the calories consumed. By this way of thinking, refined sugars are indeed toxic, albeit over the course of years or decades. We get fat and diabetic not because...

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Why You Should Try Intermittent Fasting in The New Year

Why You Should Try Intermittent Fasting in The New Year

The New Year is coming. Many of us will be setting new goals and weight loss may very likely be one of those goals. If you have this goal in mind, you may want to consider adding intermittent fasting as part of your weight-loss approach. While the concept of fasting may sound a little crazy and extreme for you, the truth is that it is really a simple eating schedule that allows for an eating window and fasting window. And many people are already doing intermittent fasting, without really knowing it.  According to a recent article found in BloodSugarDiabetes.org called, "What I...

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Building Muscle Through Fasting

Building Muscle Through Fasting

Can a person actually gain muscle while doing the intermittent fasting schedule? According to some, the answer is “absolutely”. “…I have been intermittent fasting for the past three months or so while building muscle, with minimal increase to my body fat percentage.  I still eat the same number of calories I was consuming before, but instead of eating all damn day long, I condense all of my calorie consumption into an eight-hour window.” Here are some additional highlights from this article: “There’s far less of a crazy swing. If you are putting on 30 pounds and then cutting 25 to gain...

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Do You Want to See the Maximum Amount of Sugar You Should Eat per Day?

Do You Want to See the Maximum Amount of Sugar You Should Eat per Day?

Health plans for permanent weight loss, such as the Silver Fern™ ELEVATED probiotic weight loss program, include key ways to beat your sugar addiction and recommend avoiding unnecessary sugar. If you want to see how much added sugar we eat each day in regular foods, look at Business Insider’s article - Here’s what the maximum amount of sugar you should be eating in a day looks like. Here are some highlights: “The FDA proposed that nutrition labels on foods be required to list the amount of added sugar as a percentage of the recommended maximum daily intake, or about 50 grams of sugar.”...

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Diet Soda is Worse For You Than Regular Soda?

Diet Soda is Worse For You Than Regular Soda?

For years and years, many of us have turned to diet sodas as the “healthier” drink choice to regular sodas. But science is now suggesting that diet sodas may actually be worse for us than regular sodas. Business Insider’s recent article, "Diet Soda Could Actually Be Worse For You Than The Regular Stuff", sheds more light on recent findings about diet sodas: “Over the long term, fake sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine might mess with our bodies' abilities to process the calories from sweet things, making it harder for us to metabolize the sugars we get from other sources like...

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Want to lose weight? Break These 6 Bad Habits

Want to lose weight? Break These 6 Bad Habits

The New Year is coming very soon. Many of us will want to lose that extra weight we put on over the holidays. Even if it is only a few pounds, here are six bad habits to break to help lose those extra pounds: Banning a Food - “Try not to restrict any food from your diet because they will become more attractive when they are forbidden,’” says DiCarlo. ‘“Instead, allow yourself the food in moderation.”’  Skimping on Sleep - “Sleep loss is the number-one culprit that can throw your hunger cues out of whack,” says DiCarlo. "The good news? This may be...

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Should we Fast Intermittently?

Should we Fast Intermittently?

Is it really worth doing this whole intermittent fasting thing? High 50, in an article called "Should we be Intermittent Fasting?", gives 5 huge benefits that come from Intermittent Fasting. Highlights include - "Intermittent Fasting can improve cardiovascular health as it has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood levels of LDL cholesterol and fat." "Intermittent Fasting is thought to raise levels of HGH, which results in improved muscle mass and better bone health, thus slowing the aging process." Interested in hearing what other benefits they see in Intermittent Fasting? - http://www.high50.com/health/intermittent-fasting Get the 100% FREE Silver Fern™ ELEVATED Plan...

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2 Huge Secrets to Healthy Aging and Weight Loss

2 Huge Secrets to Healthy Aging and Weight Loss

Did you know that not eating at least four hours before you go to sleep and drinking approximately 16 ounces of water a half an hour before meals may boost weight loss and prevent accelerated aging? Not convinced? Read what BloodSugarDiabetes.org had to say in their recent article, “Intermittent Fasting Calorie Restriction: Two Meals a Day Is Ideal, But Which Two Is Up to You” “If you want to live a long healthy life and avoid chronic degenerative diseases, then it’s important to have a minimum of three hours after your last food intake before you go to bed.” “This...

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Continuous Eating vs Intermittent Fasting

Continuous Eating vs Intermittent Fasting

Tradition tells us that eating three meals per day, with frequent snacks in between, is good for maintaining stable blood sugar and insulin levels, as well as losing weight. Recent scientific studies are suggesting that intermittent fasting, with only two meals a day, is actually a better approach. Which way is best? Blood Sugar Diabetes’ recent article, "Intermittent Fasting Calorie Restriction: Two Meals a Day Is Ideal, But Which Two Is Up To You", helps to answer the question of whether eating all day is better than intermittent fasting. “The most obvious risk with spreading out your meals to morning, noon,...

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Good Gut Health Breaks Yo-Yo Dieting

Good Gut Health Breaks Yo-Yo Dieting

Did you know that 95% of people that lose weight gain it back? Crazy isn’t it. And did you also know that gut health has a huge impact on your weight regain? It does. The Los Angeles Times’ article, "Why yo-yo dieters often can’t keep the weight off", is an interesting article associating gut health with weight regain. Here are some highlights from the article: “The community of microorganisms that inhabit the gut are a key culprit, experiments in mice suggest. After being altered by obesity, this collection of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa — collectively known as the gut microbiome — subverts...

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Artificial Sweeteners Block Weight Loss

Artificial Sweeteners Block Weight Loss

Recent findings from Massachusetts General Hospital show how artificial sweeteners stop the function of a necessary enzyme needed for preventing obesity. Here are some highlights from article called Sugar-free products stop us getting slimmer: Why does aspartame not aid weight loss? -  "We found that aspartame blocks a gut enzyme called intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP)," explains Professor Hodin, who teaches at Harvard Medical School. IAP is produced in the small intestine. - "We previously showed [this enzyme] can prevent obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome [a disease characterized by a combination of obesity, high blood pressure, a metabolic disorder and insulin resistence]. So, we think...

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1+1=5 | The Power of Probiotics and Fiber TOGETHER

1+1=5 | The Power of Probiotics and Fiber TOGETHER

You already know that the bacteria in your gut can influence many aspects of your health including digestion, metabolism, immune system and even your mood. Hippocrates said that “All disease begins in the gut.” A truly healthy gut carries a myriad of health benefits. If you’ve been following Silver Fern™ Brand you already know that Silver Fern™ Brand’s Ultimate Probiotic packs the right strains of beneficial bacteria that are clinically tested, guaranteed survivability and DNA verified. You also know that getting enough dietary fiber is also critical to maintaining good digestive health. What you may not know, is the amazing...

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Are Our Necessary Gut Bacteria Going Extinct?

Are Our Necessary Gut Bacteria Going Extinct?

We should be very worried about our gut health. As doctors and researchers delve deeper and deeper into how the gut can affect our health, the more they realize that the gut microbes are linked to arthritis, diseases, and the immune system. As these same researchers are learning more and more about how our microbiome is affecting us, they are also finding that many of the critical bacteria found in the gut may be going extinct. This is extremely concerning. Finally, as microbiome scientists look to improve gut bacteria in people, they are finding that MOST PROBIOTICS AND GUT HEALTH SUPPLEMENTS...

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Dark Chocolate for Weight Loss?

Dark Chocolate for Weight Loss?

A recent article by Liveinfo (These Are The 10 Best Healthy Dark Chocolate Bars For Quick Weight Loss) provides great news on dark chocolate’s health benefits: “They are not just the tasty bars that will satisfy your hunger and cravings but will also help you to lose a lot of weight. Apart from reducing body fat, it has many advantages like it is very nutritious and contains fibers, iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, potassium, and many more important nutrients. It is rich in antioxidants and lowers blood pressure. It is also very good for the heart, brain, and skin.”Silver...

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Cut Sugar for More Testosterone?

Cut Sugar for More Testosterone?

Sugar is a literal testosterone killer. What does this mean for a man? Based upon a recent article done by My Baby Care, low testosterone can cause “…a greater chance for sexual dysfunction, low energy, depression, and unclear thinking.” How does sugar cause low testosterone? “Testosterone drops after you have anything with sugar in it. Sugar triggers your body's insulin levels to spike and, like cortisol, that's a testosterone killer. The flavor boost you get from sugar isn't helping you keep your body or your brain. Sugar is addictive, releasing dopamine signals in the brain that encourage us to keep...

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Hate Dieting? Try This Instead for Long Term Weight Loss!

Hate Dieting? Try This Instead for Long Term Weight Loss!

In January, millions of Americans are going to jump on a diet that they will then quit shortly after starting. Why will they quit? Because dieting is painfully difficult and not sustainable for most Americans. What can people that hate dieting do? Intermittent fasting / time-restricted eating! Does it work? Absolutely. Is it easier than dieting? Yes. DietMagz.net has a great article (The 8-Hour Diet: The Best Time To Eat To Trick Your Body Into Losing Weight) that supports the Silver Fern™ ELEVATED plan for implementing intermittent fasting into your life for long term weight loss. “Recent studies have found...

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Your Brain on Sugar

Your Brain on Sugar

Sugar is toxic to the gut, your metabolism, and your diet, but new research is finding added sugar is toxic to the mind. And none of us want to lose our memories as we get older. Further, this great article from Mindful News & Tips offers even more reasoning for how destructive added sugar is to your diet plan. Here are some very notable points to know from this article: “Research indicates that a diet high in added sugar reduces the production of a brain chemical known as a brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Without BDNF, our brains can’t form new...

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Fiber: The Key to Weight Loss. Learn How Much Fiber You Need Daily and Why!

Fiber: The Key to Weight Loss. Learn How Much Fiber You Need Daily and Why!

If you are not sure why fiber is an absolute key to weight loss, read this great article from Women’s Health Magazine. Highlights include: “…fiber is basically the Golden Girls of the nutrient world. However, it's also essential for weight loss.” "Fiber is about as close to a magic weight-loss ingredient as you can get", says Keri Gans, R.D., author of The Small Change Diet. "Unfortunately, most of us aren't getting enough of it", she says." “The average woman should be getting 25 to 30 grams a fiber per day”  "All of your meals should include at least eight grams of fiber..." If you are interested in...

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