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How bowel health influences our state of mind

Everyone feels under the weather from time to time. Especially while working through a busy schedule, mental health needs often go unnoticed. However, taking care of your mental health and being mindful is extremely important for your overall health. Remember, your mental health is more important than that meeting, this exam, that dinner or that job interview. Focussing on mental health doesn’t just benefit your peace of mind - research says, it’s actually linked to your physical health as well. Have you ever been so excited you felt butterflies in your stomach?  New research says you’re likely getting signals from your second brain. Yes, you read that correctly. Now don’t get too excited, it won’t help you do your taxes...

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A Healthy Gut Leads to A Healthy Heart

Valentine’s Day is coming up and what better occasion to talk about issues of the heart? Not just on an emotional level though, we are talking straight up cardiovascular health. It’s common knowledge that gut health affects your immune system. But here’s the tea: it actually impacts your heart health as well. New research has found that having a healthy gut can improve your cardiovascular health in different ways. The research is still in its infancy stage, but the evidence linking a healthy gut and healthy heart to one another is growing consistently. How is that even possible, you ask? Fair question. Not even researchers are quite sure about the underlying mechanisms. Microbe diversity in your gut influences your overall...

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Turning Tables - How my battle against IBD kick-started my snack company

Are you a picky eater because your difficult tummy forces you to? Welcome to the club. I know exactly how frustrating finding the right food can be. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), in 2011 and have since been battling my condition, parenting three kids and now running a business simultaneously. How, you ask? Fair question. In this blog post, I’ll take you on a time journey through the origins of Beviva Foods: the how’s, the why’s and the when’s. First things first: what is IBD? IBD is a chronic, “invisible” digestive disorder, and affects an estimated 1.6 million people in the United States alone. It is most commonly diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis...

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The Power Of Purple

Why An Innovative Purple Cereal Should Be Your Next Step Into Leading A Healthier Lifestyle   Finding food on the go isn’t as easy as it sounds for some of us. There are all these deliciously greasy foods out there - tacos, pizzas, hot dogs, sushi, you name it. For people with digestive sensitivities, all this temptation is frustrating! You want it, but you can’t have it, but you really love the look of it, but you can’t have it - ugh. Sounds familiar? Listen closely.  Our CEO and founder Sylvia Tam knows the struggle all too well: “Finding food on the go was challenging after being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, a form of IBD. Since there are many foods...

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The Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

You have likely heard about plant-based diets, and how they are becoming more and more popular. A 2017 report found that six percent of Americans now identify as vegan, compared with just one percent in 2014. Whether you choose to follow a plant-based diet due to digestive sensitivities or because you are looking to eat cleaner, you likely already know the benefits associated with this unique lifestyle. If you are considering eating a more plant-based diet, you may be wondering whether or not it is the right option for you. Let's review what exactly plant-based diets are and the benefits that they offer. What Are Plant-Based Diets? Let’s begin at the beginning, a healthy, plant-based diet aims to maximize consumption...

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