digestive health

digestive enzymes | Longevity LIVE

Digestive enzymes. You have heard about them, but  perhaps you are not quite sure what they do and how they work. And do they work? Many of us tend to gulp our food down instead of chewing it. The quicker we swallow, the quicker we can get back to that

Jessica Biel | Longevity LIVE

This past Sunday, actress Jessica Biel celebrated her 37th birthday. While plenty of time has passed since she first graced our screens as Mary Camden in the show 7th Heaven, the Hollywood starlet still looks as youthful and graceful as she did then. That being said, how does the mom-of-one and

apples | Longevity LIVE

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. How often were we told this by our parents growing up, with the hope that we’d end up eating more fruit? While the original proverb was eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread

pomegranates | Longevity LIVE

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe two digestive health conditions. These conditions are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The latest research suggests that around 3 million adults in the United States have some form of IBD (1). Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect the

sauerkraut | Longevity LIVE

Sauerkraut – which translates to ‘sour cabbage’ in German – can be defined as fermented cabbage mixed with different herbs and spices that is commonly as a side dish or as a condiment. Fermentation is an age-old form of preserving food. Fermentation was an extremely viable option before the time

gluten-free | Longevity LIVE

Going gluten-free is often dismissed by many as just another fad, because it has become such a large diet trend. However, the science behind it cannot be ignored. For a lot of people it started off as a trend because countless celebrities were advocating it. The one thing the majority

proteolytic enzymes | Longevity LIVE

Enzymes are the body’s natural catalysts and they are needed for every single chemical action that occurs within the body. Proteolytic enzymes – also known as protease – are enzymes that aid in the breakdown of protein. They also help to assimilate it into the digestive system. Protease is naturally

low-residue | Longevity LIVE

The objective of a low-residue diet is to limit the amount of fibre you consume. In normal circumstances, fibre is essential for your digestive health. However, if you have any kind digestive disorder. It could actually cause more harm than good. What is Fibre? Firstly, fibre is only found from plant food sources.