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Why Are We Hearing So Much About Gut Health Lately?

Why Are We Hearing So Much About Gut Health Lately?

Posted by Charity Lighten on

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

Posted by Parker Garlitz on

  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 synchs 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...

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The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome

The Invisible Universe of the Human Microbiome

Posted by Silver Fern™ Brand on

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 heath.  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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Recipe: Incredible No-Bake Key Lime Pie Bites

Recipe: Incredible No-Bake Key Lime Pie Bites

Posted by Silver Fern™ Brand on

  No-Bake Key Lime Pie Bites Prep time: 15 minutes Freeze time: 4 hours Yield: 12 bites Ingredients: 1 Silver Fern Key Lime Pie Paka Baking Mix 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature 2 Silver Fern probiotic capsules 1 cup Greek yogurt Juice of one lime Whipped cream for topping Directions: Mix together crust mix and butter. Spoon 1-2 teaspoons into each mini pie tin. Chill for 10 minutes. Mix together filling mix, Greek yogurt, and lime juice until smooth. Remove crust and spoon 1 tablespoon into each tin, filling to the top. Freeze at least 4 hours until firm. Remove...

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4 Probiotic Myths…BUSTED!!!

4 Probiotic Myths…BUSTED!!!

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  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...

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