Prebiotics: What You Should Know

Written by Dr. Masís

In a previous blog about probiotics, we discussed the top things you need to do about these special microbes (or tiny forms of life such as bacteria, viruses and fungi) that thrive in different parts of your body, particularly in your gut! To recap, probiotics are microbes that help support your intestinal microbial ecosystem and balance.1 So now that you know a little bit more about probiotics, you have no doubt also become aware of the term prebiotic and are probably thinking—yes there’s more to know than just probiotics! Prebiotics do differ from probiotics in many ways. Think of prebiotics as a fuel source for the beneficial bacteria in your gut.Continue reading

Resistance Training Followed by Quality Protein Drink Helps Control Your Hunger!

Written by Dr. Diane E. Clayton

Whether you’re an elite athlete, a keen sportsperson, or you’re just trying to manage or lose weight, building and retaining muscle is always a good thing. It’s well known that protein consumption after resistance type exercise helps build muscle, but the effect that this has on subsequent appetite was unknown. In a study conducted by scientists working in the U.K. the effect of calorie equal carbohydrate-only and protein-only drinks on post-exercise appetite were compared.1Continue reading

It’s About Time and Protein

 
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Consuming high-quality protein at every meal is a really important part of successful weight management and is key to retaining or building muscle. High-quality protein is defined as being highly digestible and containing all essential amino acids in the proper ratio for human nutrition. The accepted standard for rating protein quality is the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS). The higher the PDCAAS, the higher the quality of the protein. NeoLifeShake has among the highest PDCAAS values on the market showing it to be a very high-quality protein source.Continue reading

Children’s Nutrition: Do Your Kids Eat Enough Fruits & Veggies?

With summer time fun in motion and the kids out of school for holidays, keeping them healthy, happy and productive can be a lot of work! And let’s face it, raising kids and juggling life is no easy thing.

According to Australia’s Health 2018 report, children ages 4-18 need between 1½ to 2 serves of fruit and 4½ to 5½ serves of vegetables daily. The good news is that the latest health survey shows kids are eating more fruits and vegetables, but the bad news is neither of those requirements is being met!Continue reading

Your Resident Microbes: Friends or Enemies?

Written by Dr. Diane E. Clayton
Believe it or not the average human contains 10 times more microbial cells than human cells. In fact our microbiome or our microbial “ecosystem” together with our DNA is what makes each of us unique. The only time we are microbe-free is during the 9 months we spend in the womb. During birth, after birth and during the first few years of life our resident microbes (comprising not just bacteria, but also viruses, fungi and protozoa) establish themselves in and on our body as a balanced and stable community, helping us grow and develop into healthy adults. Exactly how our resident microbes become established is determined both by our genetics and the environment we live in. So, when all goes well, we live in harmony with a stable community of microbes which confer upon us numerous health benefits.Continue reading