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October 9, 2017

Probiotics have picked up quite a bit of fame in recent years, particularly due to the science + research that's consistently showing the connection between gut health + overall wellbeing. However, could the brightly shining spotlight blind the importance of other key players, like prebiotics? And what are these gut health helpers, anyway?

Probiotics are "good" bacteria that live in your gut (especially in the part of the digestive tract that includes the intestines) and support the absorption of nutrients, keep "bad" bacteria, yeasts and fungi at bay, and help digestive functions move smoothly. By keeping the gut healthy, probiotics also create a solid environment for the immune system to thrive, as an estimated 70% of immunity stems from the gut; and they help to balance mood by producing a large amount of the body's pleasure and happiness neurotransmitters. Collectively, probiotics live in an environment called a microbiome - a community of bacteria. 

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emily spaeth

gathering wellness

 As a nutrition therapist + holistic aesthetician, self love junkie + complete believer of balance, I fully understand the value of taking care of your self. 

I created this gathering space for you to find nutritional guidance + nourishing recipes, tips for self love + thoughts on healthy living. My genuine intention is that you will be able to unveil the life you've always held inside you - the one in which you've always known is there, but just haven't reached yet. 

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