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Welcome to EpiCor's new "More Healthy Days Blog." Here you will find great ideas about staying active, boosting your energy level, tips on healthy living and much, much more! It's all about providing you with the information you need to live a more happy and healthy life. Sign up for our blog to get email updates so you never miss any of the interesting information provided by our experts and people just like you!

May 25, 2018

Belly bloat is not only uncomfortable but also keeps us from having that flat belly we all want.  With just a few changes in our health habits we can help reduce the bloat and feel better.  One of the biggest culprits of belly bloat is an overgrowth of bacteria in our... Read More

April 30, 2018

Your skin is the largest organ of your body.  It not only protects your body from pathogens, but a very diverse group of bacteria1 called your skin microbiome also live on it.  The health of your skin microbiome is just as important as your gut microbiome in keeping you healthy. ... Read More

February 2, 2018

Intermittent fasting (IF) is anything but a new concept. Since the dawn of time, mankind has regularly gone through moments of scarcity and famine. In fact, humans had to work for their food if they wanted to eat at all. Inevitably, there were times when food wasn’t available yet, the... Read More

December 20, 2017

Dr. Lisa Metzgar:  Kefir is a yogurt-like drink that can be made from diary or other non-dairy options like coconut milk, or nut milks.  It is a fermented drink that is an excellent source of probiotics providing sometimes 3 times more gut friendly bacteria than yogurt.  Kefir starts with little rubbery... Read More

November 3, 2017

The hectic holidays and chill in the air can take a toll on the immune system and make one more susceptible to cold weather challenges. Stay healthy and vital all season by taking the following steps. Be Balanced From eggnog and cookies to champagne toasts at midnight, you may be more likely... Read More

October 16, 2017

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: We live in an age of over sanitation, especially when it comes to our children. We use antibacterial soaps and don’t expose our children to necessary bacteria that help to build their immune systems. "According to this "hygiene hypothesis,'' the human immune system evolved two types of... Read More

July 31, 2017

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar, PhD: One of the most common questions I get from my clients is “what can I eat for breakfast besides eggs?” Everyone is on the high protein kick these days and carbs have gotten a bad rap, even healthy carbs. The fact is that some carbs are very... Read More

June 22, 2017

Adding healthy dips and dressings are a great and tasty way to help benefit your gut bacteria. I find it is much easier to eat healthy when you have great recipes. Here are some easy recipes to help improve gut health and make your meals more interesting. Yogurt is a great... Read More

May 17, 2017

Fifty-five percent of nutritional supplement users in the U.S. are aware of their gut microbiome, but most are not quite sure what it does. This data comes from a recent survey of more than 1,000 supplement users conducted by Ankeny, Iowa based Embria Health Sciences using the Qualtrics enterprise research platform.... Read More

April 5, 2017

By Dr. Lisa Metzgar: You are more bacteria than human. Our bodies contain over 100 trillion bacteria. We have 10 times more bacteria than human cells and they play a significant role in our health and longevity.   You get your first dose of bacteria when you travel down the birth canal... Read More

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