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Three Easy Ways to Avoid Holiday Bloating

Everyone eats too much at the holidays.  It's unavoidable.  And fun!  So let's focus on what we can do to minimize the suffering with 3 easy ways: 1 - Don't stop eating fresh fruits and vegetables.  Keep them going even if its pie and salad. 2 - Take extra probiotics.  They help digest your food, reduce bloating, and keep things moving.   3 - Make an extra effort to drink more water or kick it up a notch and add some coconut water to your water glass for the extra hydrating effect.  Sure, the holiday egg nog or bottle of wine is a must for festivities!  But alcohol and sweets are dehydrating.  And the more dehydrated you feel, the less you...

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How To Buy The Right Probiotic For YOU

Anyone in the market to buy probiotics right now has plenty of choices. Too many choices, some might say. With all the different brands, styles, and types of probiotics all begging you to “buy, buy, BUY!” it can be hard to determine which ones are actually going to be beneficial to your health. Not to worry. Here at Basics 4 Balance, your overall, long-term health is our primary concern. We hope that you’ll find the health benefits you’re looking for by buying our affordable probiotics from our online store, but if you don’t, that’s fine too. We’ve assembled this easy buying guide so that you can be better prepared to navigate the often murky waters of the probiotics industry. Read...

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What's The Difference Between Prebiotics & Probiotics?

These days, people are becoming increasingly concerned about their health. In decades past, people preferred to leave the health concerns up to the “experts,” believing that doctors knew all there was to know about eating right and staying well. Now we know that doctors can often be limited in their knowledge, especially when it comes to natural and holistic treatments. We also know that many health problems for which doctors love to prescribe pharmaceuticals can now be treated and even solved using nature’s own remedies. If you’ve been hearing that you need to buy probiotics and add them to your diet as a health supplement, you probably have a lot of questions. What are probiotics? Why should you buy them?...

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