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Best Ways To Improve Skin (Hint: Look Inside Yourself)

Best Ways To Improve Skin (Hint: Look Inside Yourself)

You're probably familiar with the maxim, "Beauty is only skin deep."

What that means exactly is that a person's physical appearance, flawless skin, for example, is superficial. 

Although the saying implies that a person's intellectual, emotional, and spiritual qualities are more important than good looks, flawless, radiant, healthy skin is not only superficial. It's internal as well.   

You see, the appearance of your skin is a manifestation of how healthy the internal environment of your body is. 

Acne isn't something you just catch like a cold. It's an indication that something is not right in your body. Specifically in your gut. Your gut is like your second brain. As a matter of fact, your gut communicates with your brain and vice versa. And the healthier your gut, the healthier your immune system. That's because approximately 80% of your immune cells reside in your gut. 

What does having a healthier gut and immune system have to do with having beautiful skin?

Everything. 

Having a healthy gut means you have enough good bacteria to overwhelm the bad. In fact, the percentage of good to bad bacteria shouldn't be just a slim majority. Rather, it should be an overwhelming 85/15% majority, approximately. But when you don't have enough of certain kinds of bacteria and too much of other kinds of bacteria, all kinds of problems can happen. 

Including bad skin. 

That's why we've put together 5 best ways to improve skin ... by improving your gut health. 

Best ways to improve skin #1: drop some acid!

Here's another trite wellness maxim for you: 'you are what you eat.'

True. But only to a certain extent. That's because even if you eat green leafy veggies like a good boy or girl every single day, if you can't digest those nutrients, all those vitamins and minerals won't do you any good. 

And the reason why many people can't digest and absorb nutrients very well is because lack of stomach acid. Low stomach acid is one of the biggest reasons why some people struggle with skin problems, even if they are years or decades removed from the hormonal nightmare that is puberty. 

Commercials for heartburn and acid reflux lead you to believe otherwise, however, it's too little stomach acid, not too much, that is generally the problem. And here's how insufficient stomach acid manifests as skin problems....

When all those undigested food particles flood the bloodstream, they have to exit somewhere. And what better place to do that than out of our biggest organ, the skin! 

So how can you score some acid? You can buy an HCL/Pepsin supplement. HCL stands for hydrochloric acid, which along with pepsin are your main gastric juices. 

Best ways to improve skin #2: digestive enzymes

Typically, if you have insufficient stomach acid and not enough good bacteria, you most likely don't have enough active digestive enzymes. Enzymes help break down food into usable nutrients. Take lactase for example. Lactose is milk sugar. Lactase is the enzyme that breaks it down. And one theory why many people are lactose-intolerant is not because of a milk allergy, but rather the pasteurization process that renders lactase enzymes inert. 

To put it simply, if your enzymes can't break down food into individual nutrients, your skin will suffer. 

The solution: again, pop a pill. Digestive enzymes are a low-cost supplement like HCL/Pepsin. Look for a "full-spectrum enzyme" supplement. 

Best ways to improve skin #3: bone broth and collagen

Collagen is the building block for tendons, ligaments and bones. And also your hair, teeth, nails. And guess what else? Yes, your skin! It turns out that bone broth and collagen protein products (Protein Coffee, Collagen Peptides) are great for your skin for a couple major different reasons. 

First, the collagen from animal sources, helps heal leaky gut. It does this by repairing the lining of your GI tract. Leaky gut is a root cause of inflammatory diseases such as autoimmune disorders. And remember, you need a healthy gut to have healthy skin. 

Second, consuming products with collagen like LonoLife Bone Broth can regenerate your own body's collagen. In other words, you're eating the collagen of an animal to strengthen your own body's collagen. This is important because when the collagen in your skin starts wearing down, you get wrinkles, fine lines and other blemishes. Now keep in mind that there are roughly 20 main types of collagen. But only types 1 & 3 support your skin. And guess what LonoLife Bone Broth and collagen protein products are rich in? That's right, types 1 & 3. 

Therefore, one of the best and easiest things you can do for your skin is consuming at least one serving per day of either bone broth or other collagen protein product. 

Best ways to improve skin #4: Probiotics

You've got two choices here in order to boost the friendly microscopic critters in your gut that help keep disease at bay and improve your skin. You can either eat foods that are naturally high in probiotics such as sauerkraut, kombucha, tempeh, kimchi, natto, kvass, and other exotic-sounding fermented foods. (Yogurt, too, but stick to plain, whole-fat.) Or, if you can't stomach fermented foods, buy a high-quality multi-strain probiotic supplement with at least 10 billion colony forming units per capsule. 

Best ways to improve skin #5: Fiber

If your diet lacks fiber, your good bacteria won't have enough of its own food to feed on. Although the bacteria in our gut don't pay rent, they do pull their own weight by feeding on insoluble fiber. That's the type of fiber that provides bulk to our poop. We need to have enough fiber to feed our gut dependents. And, we need enough probiotics to help break down the fiber. See the symbiotic relationship? Moreover, fiber, especially the fiber we can digest--soluble--helps our body eliminate excess hormones. When hormones aren't flushed out, this can create ripe conditions for skin problems. So do like mom says/said and eat your vegetables!

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Is Collagen Really Good For Your Skin? What Does The Research Say?

Is Collagen Really Good For Your Skin? What Does The Research Say?

Hype, hyperbole and histalogical hysteria? Does supplementing with collagen protein products really improve your skin? What does the research have to say?

Is their truth to claims online that people are freaking out about collagen peptides?

Let's see what the research has to say. But before we explore the studies, let's get something out of the way....

There's a lot of skepticism about collagen supplements from mainstream online sources. Headlines such as "Collagen: Fountain of Youth or Edible Hoax" (WebMd) may lead the potential consumer to conclude even before reading the article and exploring the research that collagen is synonymous with snake oil and, therefore, U.S. consumers, who are expected to spend over $120 million on collagen products in the very near future, are getting fleeced.

However, there are several research studies lending support to collagen supplementation in the diet. 

Now, granted, much of the research is preliminary. Oral collagen supplements and products have only been studied for a relatively short time. There simply hasn't been enough large-scale and long-term evidence offering unequivocal proof.

But the existing research is indeed promising....

According to this article on Prevention.com, brand-new clinical research supports anecdotal claims that collagen supplements can improve skin quality.

The article points to a large double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in early 2014. In the study, women who took 2.5 g of hydrolyzed collagen peptide once a day for 8 weeks had a 20% reduction in wrinkle depth around their eyes. Moreover, procollagen, a precursor to collagen in the skin, was significantly elevated by 65%. 

The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology concludes in this study: "Collagen density in the dermis significantly increased and the fragmentation of the dermal collagen network significantly decreased already after 4 weeks of supplementation. Both effects persisted after 12 weeks."

Journal of Medicinal Food examined the efficacy of collagen peptides on the cellulite treatment of normal and overweight women. In total, 105 women aged 24–50 years with moderate cellulite were randomized to orally receive a daily dosage of 2.5 g collagen peptides over 6 months. The results: "oral supplementation ... over a period of 6 months leads to a clear improvement of the skin appearance in women suffering from moderate cellulite. In addition, the data shows the marked potential of [collagen peptides] to improve the skin morphology of cellulite-affected areas, providing new evidence of [peptide's] beneficial effects and postulating a new therapy strategy for cellulite treatment."

Another study, in the Journal of Medical Nutrition & Neutraceuticals is a double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial (the so-called 'gold-standard' of clinical research). It was conducted on healthy subjects to assess whether supplementation of peptides could improve certain specific skin properties of post-menopausal women, namely depth of facial wrinkles, skin elasticity and hydration. The supplement led to a "significant improvement in wrinkle depth. It is also able to induce noticeable improvement in elasticity and hydration of the skin."

And this analysis of several collagen peptides study in The Open Nutraceuticals Journal concludes:

"Due to its low molecular weight, hydrolysed collagen is highly digestible, absorbed and distributed in the different tissues of the human body. Several experiments have shown that collagen peptides can be efficiently absorbed and distributed to the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin, where they can stimulate the proliferation and motility of fibroblasts; induce an increase in the density and diameter of collagen fibres; increase hyaluronic acid production and activate protection against UVA radiation."

The study concludes, "To date several controlled clinical trials have been performed proving the efficacy and benefits of collagen peptides on skin properties."

Thus, considering the promising conclusions of these studies and others like it, there indeed seems to be adequate research to support collagen supplements for skin. And we expect the library of supportive research to grow.

Admittedly, it's not totally understood yet how collagen supplementation actually improves your body's own collagen.

The aforementioned Prevention.com article says researchers believe that it's the mincing of collagen into very particular small chains of amino acids and peptides that holds the secret to youthful skin. 

We look forward to the publication of even more studies supporting collagen supplementation for skin. And it's our mission to supply you with the best grass-fed and pasture-raised collagen peptides on the market. 

To conclude, let's not forget about the anecdotal evidence. Almost every day, we get an email from one of our customers letting us know how collagen protein has improved their health. (Here's a skin testimonial we recently received from Renea W.)

 

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Bone Broth Boosts Brain-Gut Communication

Bone Broth Boosts Brain-Gut Communication

(image courtesy of Annals of Gastroenterology)

Bone broth has become a booming beacon of health, in part, because of its ability to repair “leaky gut.” And while leaky gut has become a trending topic in natural health circles, what’s less talked about is the connection between the gut and the brain.

It turns out your gut and brain talk to each other frequently. The so-called gut-brain axis is a two-way communication apparatus, linking your emotional and cognitive centers of the brain with your intestines.

It’s only relatively recently that science has established a link between your gut and brain. More specifically, it’s the link between the bacteria in your gut and mood/brain function that’s been corroborated. In other words, your gut functions like a second brain. Microscopic bacteria play an important part not only in our physical well-being, but equally so in our mental and emotional well-being. 

So how exactly does the bacteria in your gut, which outnumber your own body’s cells by approximately 10 trillion, affect your mood and cognitive health? (There are approximately 40 trillion critters in your gut compared to 30 trillion human cells; the popular 10:1 ratio, as of last year, was debunked.)

How the gut and brain communicate

The bacteria in your gut communicate with your brain and vice versa by means of neural, endocrine, immune, and humoral links, according to this research. Humoral immunity is immunity provided by body fluids. You have antibody molecules in the plasma of your blood and lymph as well as in extracellular tissue fluid.

Most people who are into natural health understand the importance of taking probiotic supplements or eating fermented foods to encourage beneficial bacterial colonization. But bone broth isn’t necessarily a probiotic rich food. Nor is bone broth fermented. So how is bone broth good for your gut-brain communication?

Bone broth helps repair the endothelial lining of your GI tract. When your GI tract has tighter junctions, less undigested food particles will travel into the bloodstream. Having looser junctions and larger spaces in the endothelial lining potentially leads to chronic inflammation and autoimmune disorders. Thus, bone broth, by helping preserve the integrity of the gut lining, and even repairing it when necessary, helps facilitate effective communication between the brain and the belly.

Evidence of gut-brain communication (or lack thereof)

If you ever need convincing that bone broth should be part of your daily diet, consider the following….

Evidence of less than optimal gut-brain communication include central nervous system disorders including autism, anxiety, depression, as well as gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In fact, according to this study and this one, people with autism have very specific gut bacteria alterations that vary according to how far on the spectrum they are. In other words, the farther along on the spectrum (the more severe the condition), the more altered the microbiome is.

Researchers speculate that if more focus were to be placed on better understanding the complex relationship of the gut and brain, new targeted therapies could be developed for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders as well as GI disorders like IBS, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.  

This research study says that the crosstalk between the gut and brain reveal a complex communication system. This system not only ensures homeostasis in the GI tract, it likely affects your motivation and “higher cognitive functions.” Moreover, this crosstalk also plays an important role in immune system activation, intestinal permeability (again, bone broth is one of the best foods for maintaining and repairing the gut lining), and endocrine (hormonal) signaling.

Mood disorders: is it the gut or the brain that’s to blame?

A 12-year study examined the directionality of the brain-gut axis in digestive disorders. Certain digestive disorders present with correlating psychological factors. For example, anxiety and depression may be more frequent in people with IBS than the general population. But why is this? Is it the gut that’s driving the anxiety? Or the brain, which is responsible for emotions, that’s driving the gut symptoms? In other words, with mood disorders, is it the chicken or the egg? The study concluded that communication from brain to gut are more prevalent in those with IBS.

The dysfunctions of the gut-brain axis cause changes in intestinal motility (how well your food can move along the GI tract) and secretion. Furthermore, poor communication between the gut and brain causes visceral hypersensitivity. Visceral hypersensitivity is pain within the inner organs that’s more intense than normal. This is a common trait of IBS. Moreover, disruption of the gut-brain crosstalk leads to cellular changes in the immune system.

Can Probiotics and Bone Broth Help You Chill Out?

In addition to bone broth, taking a very high-quality probiotic may help those with poor gut brain communication. In fact, supplementing with the probiotic strain, Bifidobacterium longum, was shown to reduce anxiety in mice.

In addition to bone broth, fermented foods and probiotic supplements, one last piece of advice when it comes to improving the gut-brain connection. And that is: take it easy. Studies show that negative gut alterations occur with stress. So much so, in fact, that stress has the ability to facilitate the expression of virulent bacteria. For example, too much norepinephrine (one of the your stress hormones) has been shown to lead to the proliferation of E. coli bacteria.

A healthy gut can handle a certain level of E. coli. But a gut that’s bombarded with harmful bacteria because of stress as well as compromised communication with the brain is going to need a lot of bone broth to heal. Thus, learn and practice daily stress management techniques to make sure your GI tract won’t become hijacked by E. coli and other pathogenic freeloaders.

Sipping a warm, hearty, savory cuppa bone broth every morning is relaxing and will help keep the gut-brain axis communicating more effectively.



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Can Collagen Help Your Nails Grow Strong?

Can Collagen Help Your Nails Grow Strong?

It's one of the most frequently-asked questions we get over email....

If I drink your bone broth (or take your Collagen Peptides), will it make my nails stronger? 

The answer....

Maybe yes, maybe no. 

We can't tell you with 100% certainty that if you have weak, brittle, broken nails that drinking bone broth or consuming a collagen supplement such as LonoLife Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides will transform your nails into a back-scratchin' love machine like it did for Erika W. of Encinitas, CA. 

You see, everybody is different. And to make a blanket statement that everybody will have stronger nails if they consume something with collagen protein every day is irresponsible, not to mention potentially illegal. 

However, dozens of LonoLife lovers have either, in their product review, or in an email to us, reported that one of the benefits they experienced by taking our products is stronger nails. 

Does Research Prove Collagen Protein is Good For Your Nails?

However, before you hop on the collagen bandwagon, keep in mind you may come across an article that basically poo-poos bone broth and collagen health benefits because research is inconclusive. The naysayers believe that because there is not enough randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, there's no proof bone broth and collagen unequivocally offers any health benefits. But the main barrier to getting a so-called "gold standard" random clinical trial (RCT) is funding. RCTs are very expensive to run. (It's highly doubtful a large pharmaceutical company would fund a study on our bone broth.)

On the contrary, we strongly believe there's more than enough research to support the use of bone broth and collagen protein supplementation. 

Collagen Protein for Stronger Nails 

Several diseases have been linked to collagen disorders. And collagen, along with keratin, is the major protein constituent in your nail bed. According to this study in Seminars in Dermatology, the following diseases can be observed by the modifications of the nail apparatus: systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, rheumatoid arthritis, periarteritis nodosa, and Wegener granulomatosis.

This study suggests that microscopic abnormalities in the nail fold capillaries  can be observed in collagen disorders. 

One reason why collagen peptide powder may be a good supplement to take for your nails is because it's high in the amino acid, arginine. Collagen peptides contain 18 of the 20 amino acids. Arginine is one of them. Although there are five amino acids in collagen peptides that have more mg per serving than arginine, it's this amino acid that shines (no pun intended) for nail growth. 

How Does Collagen Build Stronger Nails?

Recall the paragraph above that says collagen disorders occur at the capillary level. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels. They bring nutrients and oxygen to tissues, including the nails. And here's why arginine benefits the nails. It produces something called nitric oxide (NO). NO is a compound. It's primary role is to improve blood flow. In addition, NO, like capillaries, supplies nutrients. Specifically, NO carries nutrients to the nail roots. 

A study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology investigates if and how collagen peptides benefits the nails. 

Twenty-five participants took 2.5 g of a specific collagen peptide product, which, incidentally, is manufactured by the same company that produces LonoLife Grass-Fed Collagen Peptides. The subjects supplemented with the collagen peptide powder once a day for 24 weeks. After the 24 weeks, the test subjects abstained from the collagen peptide powder for 4 weeks. After the 4 weeks, their nail growth rate and the frequency of cracked and/or chipped nails were assessed. Also, an evaluation of symptoms and global clinical improvement score of brittle nails were assessed by a physician during treatment and 4 weeks after discontinuation.

Study with collagen supplement and nail growth

The results: supplementing with collagen peptides promoted an increase of 12% nail growth rate and a decrease of 42% in the frequency of broken nails. Moreover, about two-thirds of the subjects reported better outcomes with brittle nails. And almost 90% of the participants showed improvement even after the 4 weeks of not taking the collagen peptides. "The majority of participants (80%) agreed that the use of collagen peptides improved their nails' appearance, and were completely satisfied with the performance of the treatment," concluded the study authors. 

Of course, there will be skeptics of the study. They'll argue that not enough participants were included. But again, large randomized clinical trials are prohibitively expensive to run. So if you're willing to let this fact slide and perhaps give collagen peptides the benefit of the doubt and try it out you may see some great results yourself.

If you want to know more about collagen peptides and how they help strengthen nails, here's some more background....

For starters, you already know how arginine helps supply the nail bed with nutrients and better blood flow. But also, the researchers of the study above describe in more detail how collagen supplements can help grow your nails:

An article about the study says that the peptides, which are broken down collagen molecules, contain free amino acids. And these free amino acids provide the building block for the formation of dermal extracellular matrix proteins for the epidermal structure." The researchers add that the collagen peptides act as bioactive messengers, activating different signaling pathways and stimulating dermal and epidermal metabolism."

More Ways Collagen Can Help Your Nails

Gelita, the manufacturer of different brands of collagen peptides, including LonoLife, maintains that recent skin health studies reveal that consuming collagen peptides orally (as opposed to getting it injected in your face or other areas of your skin), stimulate fibroblast cells. Fibroblasts, the most common cells of connective tissue in humans, synthesize the extracellular matrix and the structural framework (collagen in your body tissues). The collagen in your own skin is a matrix, (triple helix, actually). Collagen peptides from bovine skin essentially provides the building blocks to support your own body's collagen. And by doing so, they influence your nail collagen metabolism from the inside.

But don't take our word for it, or the researcher's, check out some of our Amazon reviews

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Top 5 Ways To Prevent Getting Sick

Top 5 Ways To Prevent Getting Sick

Follow these tips to increase your chances of preventing cold & flu when the weather (finally) gets cold....

Cold & Flu Prevention Tip #1: Take Vitamin D

From a western medicine perspective, colds and flus are more prevalent because cold viruses thrive in colder weather. Researchers speculate our immune system works better when our core temperature is a bit on the warmer side. 

Also, in late fall, winter and early spring, much of the U.S. population does not receive enough sunlight (that's strong enough) for vitamin D3 synthesis. (The UV index needs to be 3 or higher; check your local weather in the newspaper for daily readings.)

In the winter when it gets dark by 5:00 p.m., even if the UV index is 3 or higher, many of us simply don't spend enough time outdoors to keep our vitamin D levels up. And vitamin D, of course, is directly linked to the health of your immune system. Low serum levels have been linked to chronic diseases including cancer. In fact, one study suggests vitamin D supplementation cut down the risk of cancer by 35% in postmenopausal women. 

How important is vitamin D? D deficiency, says this study is "endemic and has been associated with many of the diseases of civilization."

In light of this, how much vitamin D should you consume? It's difficult to obtain enough of it from diet alone, so supplementation is necessary. The latter of the above two studies suggests, "Those with large amounts of melanin in their skin, the obese, those who avoid the sun, and the aged may need up to 5000 IU/day ... especially in the winter." 

The Vitamin D Council, a non-profit, also recommends 5000 IU/day for most people. 

Cold & Flu Prevention Tip #2: Mom Was Right!

Remember when your mother annoyed you when you were a kid, pleading with you to bring a sweater with you? It turns out mom was right to noodge you. Why did that common sense advice bother so many of us when we were young? And more importantly, why was mom right to pester us? To answer the first question, toddlers, kids and teens seem to have a higher threshold for cold weather. A naked toddler can blissfully play outside in near-freezing weather on the beach. When mom admonished us to wear a jacket, we got annoyed because we didn't think we needed one. We weren't cold. But at the time, we didn't realize what cold weather was doing to our immune system.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has understood for centuries why mom was right. Unlike in hot weather, when the pores of your skin open to cool you down, in the winter, your pores, which are considered in TCM theory to act like tiny windows opening into your body, close. By closing, your pores keep wind and cold from invading the body. But if you're outside playing in a t-shirt and a cold, lake-effect like wind whips up, those windows can't shut in time. The cold and wind invade your body, weakening your immune system. 

So remember mom's sage words and always bring warm clothes. Those of us on the LonoLife team have seen it many times when people get sick visiting San Diego in the winter. Thinking San Diego has the same weather as Honolulu, unknowing tourists stroll on the beach late in the afternoon with board shorts and a tank top. But once that sun gets low to the horizon, at around 3 p.m., the air gets very chilly here. What was an epic 70-degree day can quickly turn into a 45-degree bone-chilling night.

In addition to always carrying warm clothes with you, also, practice some deep breathing exercises or yoga to keep your core temperature up.

Cold & Flu Prevention Tip #3: Ditch The Sugar!

It's going to take major discipline. At all those holiday parties, always skip dessert. Sugar weakens your immune system. After you eat sugar, your body's white blood cells go MIA. It's as if your pathogen-fighting cells have a sugar crash and pass out. 

Also, when your blood sugar levels go up, this blocks your body's ability to fight certain infections. 

Limit sugar to naturally-occurring ones, which should only come from fruit. And in winter, you really don't need to eat as much fruit as in summer. If you're eating seasonally, fruit will barely factor in your diet. The good news is if you like starches, they seem to not have as dire effect on your immune system as simple sugars. However, if you're going to eat white rice and other quick-burning carbs, eat some fat (fish, avocado, walnuts, eggs, etc.) to slow down the conversion into sugar. 

If you like to drink alcohol this time of year, try to ditch beer. Opt instead for dry or semi dry wines and distilled spirits, which have very little residual sugar. 

Cold & Flu Prevention Tip #4: Drink Bone Broth Every Day!

Did you think we wouldn't mention this tip? Well, we wouldn't if we really didn't mean it. There are dozens upon dozens of studies linking the compounds, nutrients or amino acids in bone broth to enhanced immunity. Just one of the many reasons bone broth can help keep you healthy when the thermostat plunges is it contains marrow. Marrow contains fats that produce white blood cells.

We'll add to our blog more content that covers different reasons why bone broth can enhance your immune system. But suffice to say there are too many reasons for this already verbose blog post. 

Cold & Flu Prevention Tip #5: Early to Bed, Late to Rise

No other time of year is sleep more important than late fall, winter and early spring. Obviously, your immune system benefits tremendously from sleep.  Try to be sleeping by 11 p.m. every night and get at least 7 or 8 hours. Take a cat nap during the day if you can.

Cold & Flu Prevention Conclusion

There's no guarantee that even strictly adhering to all 5 tips, plus taking other supplements like probiotics and immune-enhancing herbal formulas will prevent you from getting sick. But, as Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

What do you do to prevent getting sick? Let us know. Post a comment below....

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Bone Broth Helps Bariatric Surgery Patients Stay Satisfied On Liquid Diets

Bone Broth Helps Bariatric Surgery Patients Stay Satisfied On Liquid Diets

"Before and after the surgery, my doctor restricted me to a diet limited to clear liquids. I had the surgery in winter and I live on the East Coast, so drinking cold protein shakes is not very satisfying."

Refika says she's so glad she came across LonoLife because having warm, nourishing cups of it every day allowed her to keep the weight off without feeling deprived...

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Can Bone Broth Heal Leaky Gut?

Can Bone Broth Heal Leaky Gut?

Leaky gut ... ew, just the sound of it sounds horrifying. Remember the 1979 sci-fi-horror blockbuster film, Aliens? Especially the infamous scene when the baby alien explodes out of the body of actor John Hurt? That's kind of what leaky gut sounds like.

However, leaky gut isn't science fiction. In fact, for the approximately 50 million people...

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Make No Bones About It: Bone Broth's Good Even Without Calcium

Make No Bones About It: Bone Broth's Good Even Without Calcium

Take a look at the nutrition label on our single-serve bone broth stick packs and K-Cups. Bet you think our bone broth is rich in calcium, huh? But take a look at what it says under protein. "Not a significant source of calcium." This means there's less than 2% of your recommended daily value of calcium in a serving of bone broth. 

But how can that be?...

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