Keep Kids Healthy with Probiotics

Nonna Joann • November 10th, 2009 • Nonna's Nutrition News & Views

When I speak to groups, one of the most asked about subjects is probiotics. Probiotics are the friendly or good bacteria in our guts. They are said to help prevent and relieve allergies, yeast infections inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowl syndrome, urinary tract infections, colic, asthma, autoimmune diseases, constipation, diarrhea and even cancer. There’s new evidence they even [...]

Veggies Keep Your Immune System Strong

Nonna Joann • September 3rd, 2009 • Flu & Cold Season

Part 3 of 5
This is the third part of a five-part series on preparing for a potentially tough flu season.
A Healthy Diet for a Strong Immune System

The best flu prevention strategy is regular exercise, sufficient sleep, proper hygiene
(hand washing), and good nutrition. A healthy diet, packed with vitamins and nutrients, including immune-boosting foods such as fish, [...]

Childhood Constipation Cure

Nonna Joann • April 27th, 2009 • Food as Medicine

The Scoop on Poop
Ouch! Constipation hurts. Constipation is a common and frustrating problem in children. Constipation is defined as hard and painful stools or going several days without a bowel movement. People (kids, too) should have at least one soft bowel movement a day.
A mom on asks for advice about her toddler’s pooping. “My 23 [...]

Probiotics Found in Food

Nonna Joann • February 26th, 2009 • Food as Medicine

In every culture, people have included fermented foods in their diets. These are foods which have been cultured, supplying probiotics and health-building enzymes. Despite the hype over probiotic drinks, yogurts, and bars, live and active probiotics are difficult to find today.
All cultured products begin with live, active cultures. That means the microorganisms are alive and [...]

Probiotics for Healthy Kids

Nonna Joann • February 24th, 2009 • Food as Medicine

Probiotics means ‘for life’
You have hundreds of trillions of bacteria in your digestive tract. They are a major part of your immune system. A healthy lower intestine should have about 85 percent of “good or friendly bacteria” or flora to prevent the over colonization of disease causing micro-organisms like E. coli and salmonella. Today, most [...]