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Prebiotics Probiotics Postbiotics

What are Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Postbiotics?

Most of us are pretty familiar with probiotics. They line the shelves of every grocery store and drugstore and they are talked about widely. But what is the importance, really? And then maybe you’ve heard rumblings of prebiotics. Or prebiotics packaged with probiotics. And now there’s the concept of postbiotics. It’s a lot to keep …

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Salad Dressing and Salad

Salad Dressings 101

Let’s talk about store-bought salad dressings.  If you have a bottled salad dressing in your fridge, go check the label. What oil does it use? Canola? Soybean? Some other seed oil? These oils are ubiquitous in store-bought (and restaurant) salad dressings, and they’re highly inflammatory. Along with these oils, they also contain stabilizers/preservatives, thickening agents, and often an …

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