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Dietary Fiber and Microflora

There is a constant refresh of information on the benefits of balanced microflora in the gut. Scientific studies arrive from multiple fronts on a weekly or biweekly basis. The glory in the details usually defaults to the "probiotics" usually sourced from certain types of fermented foods. Indeed, most people now deliberately include live culture yogurts as part of their regular intake, as a result of what is now a common general knowledge about increasing the levels and varieties of our gut biota. But the "prebiotics" that are comprised of undigestible dietary fiber are the heavy lifters inside of us. These dietary fibers, which are passed as bulk from our systems, are also fermented deep in our guts by our good...

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Purchase goodMix in your local store!

Hello and happy Monday to everyone,Just a quick update on things, over the last few months we've been busy working with retailers to get goodMix into as many mouths as possible, slowly but surely goodMix is becoming available at more reputable retailers, if you would like to see goodMix in a store near you please let us know and let your local store know as well and we'll do our best to get it on the shelf.Several recent additions to the retail list are the Monadnock Food Coop in Keene NH, Debra's Natural Gourmet in Concorde MA, and Cambridge Naturals in Porter Square, Cambridge MA.And back in VT you can now purchase the blends at Commodities in Stowe and Winooski...

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Organic Black Chia Seeds from goodMix

While I'm out in stores selling goodMix it quickly becomes apparent which ingredients in our goodMix products are the most well known, there's plenty of popular ones but chia seeds in particular are the one superfood that many people are familiar with, and for good reason. Skeptics say they are just another fad, well it's easy to say that at the start but it looks like they are here to stay now, they have been consumed for centuries in central America and the nutritional benefits are quite impressive when you look closely. - For an equal weight, chia contains around 5 times more calcium than milk. - Prebiotic fiber , crucial for gut health, chia weight comprises of around 40% fiber. -...

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Fiber, our microbiome and modern disease.

 The approach of using a single source of fiber such as psyllium or bran is no longer considered as ideal for optimal gut health. Although there’s nothing wrong with the good old bran or psyllium the problem is that there’s many different varieties of bacteria in our large intestine. They all ferment fiber in our bowel to survive and eating only one type of fiber means certain strains of bacteria thrive while others may not do so well, this creates an imbalance which is not good, microbial diversity is the key! It is now agreed upon by health professionals that our microbiome is linked to many modern diseases, both diabetes and obesity among them, the best way to encourage diversity...

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The Best of Vermont

If you have visited the Mad River Valley over the last few weeks you will no doubt have been taken aback by the contrasting reds, yellows and other shades of the fall foliage, it's something to behold and it's very easy to understand why so many people make the trip here in order to spend a few days capturing some stunning images. There are cars slowing and stopped on the side of the road everywhere with the occupants having spied another great frame,  all in all it's good to see people out and about taking time to soak up natures kaleidoscope here in Vermont. It's also a great time for the town of Waitsfield, the Farmers Market is hopping with...

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