IWF Chicago member, Julie Smolyansky, the President & CEO of Lifeway Foods, Inc. was featured in exclusive video in Fortune this week discussing how gut bacteria – the Microbiome – impacts health. Video of the panel was accompanied by an article that examined the explosion of funding for companies like Lifeway that offer healthy products which benefit the digestive system.
Julie presented compelling information on how probiotics impact our overall health, “our gut literally is controlling our entire body.. We are actually starting to understand that we have a second brain in the gut and that the gut produces like 95% of our serotonin for the brain.”
The Microbiome (the body of bacteria in our guts) is currently a popular area of research for scientists who are looking into the myriad ways that the organisms in our stomachs impact human health and happiness. The Microbiome is positively impacted by Probiotics, live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially the digestive system, that occur naturally in our bodies.