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About Lana Rae

IgY Nutrition's Technical Writer. She is passionate about expediting communication between scientists, providers, and patients. At IgY Nutrition, Lana works to explain the science behind the company’s innovations to a variety of audiences.
19 02, 2024

Soup for the Soul (and the Gut)


Nothing sounds better than a hot cup of soup on a snowy winter day - and guess what? Your gut thinks so too! Soup can be a valuable tool for improving your gut health this winter season. Read on to find out why. Recap: What Makes a Meal Gut-Healthy? Before we dive into the health [...]

Soup for the Soul (and the Gut)2024-02-19T19:26:28+00:00
8 02, 2024

Leaky Gut and Gut Microbiome Composition: What to Do About It


Do you ever think about why harmful things that enter your gut don’t get absorbed, but nutrients do? You can thank your gut barrier for that.  A compromised gut barrier can lead to what’s called “leaky gut syndrome,” a condition in which harmful particles enter the bloodstream by way of literally squeezing through cracks in [...]

Leaky Gut and Gut Microbiome Composition: What to Do About It2024-02-14T16:40:24+00:00
27 01, 2024

How to Take IgY Max


So, you purchased some IgY Max - congratulations on starting your journey toward digestive wellness! We’re excited for you to clear out the dysbiotic pathogens living in your gut.  Now that you’ve got your hands on some IgY Max antibodies, you might be wondering - how should I consume it? If that’s you, read on [...]

How to Take IgY Max2024-02-14T16:33:00+00:00
17 01, 2024

Three Fermented Food Recipes


Are you looking for ways to diversify your gut microbiome in the new year? Recent research asserts that one of the best things you can do to improve your gut microbiome’s diversity is to consume fermented foods regularly. Let's learn about the science behind fermented foods and how you can make them tasty.  The Evidence [...]

Three Fermented Food Recipes2024-02-14T16:29:56+00:00
2 01, 2024

Gut Health Science Discoveries Made in 2023


Scientists that study the gut have made some major strides in 2023. To kick 2024 off to a science-y start, let’s take a look at some of 2023’s most exciting gut health advancements.  Better Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer Scientists at the University of Arizona developed a technology for making chemotherapy less harsh for patients with [...]

Gut Health Science Discoveries Made in 20232024-01-08T22:20:19+00:00
18 12, 2023

Gut-Friendly Holiday Desserts


Holiday meals are meant to be enjoyed - why skip dessert? Don’t be afraid to indulge a little this year - even if you struggle with gut health. At IgY Nutrition, we’re all about balance. We put together some healthy-ish (emphasis on the “ish”) dessert recipes for the holidays just in case you’d like to [...]

Gut-Friendly Holiday Desserts2024-01-08T22:18:59+00:00
11 12, 2023

Is Caffeine Gut-Healthy? Caffeinated Drink Recipes


What’s the deal with gut health and caffeine? Like most things, there are pros and cons. Caffeinated drinks affect motility, contain anti-inflammatory polyphenols, and may affect the gut microbiome.  Let’s find out more about caffeine and the gut below. Stick around until the end for some gut-healthy caffeinated drink recipes.  Caffeine and Motility If you [...]

Is Caffeine Gut-Healthy? Caffeinated Drink Recipes2024-01-08T22:17:31+00:00
1 12, 2023

IgY Antibodies and Immunity


Why are some people prone to catching colds while others seem to have immune systems made of steel?  We can think about this by examining what happens to our bodies when we get sick. Of course, we all know that germs invade our bodies and cause sickness. But some people are better at fighting germs [...]

IgY Antibodies and Immunity2024-01-08T22:09:21+00:00
20 11, 2023

What Bloating Is and How to Avoid It


If you’ve got iffy gut health - dysbiosis, SIBO, hormone fluctuations, whatever the culprit is - you might have a love-hate relationship with holiday dinner spreads.  Glazed meats + stuffing + egg nog + pie should equal joy, not abdominal pain! The holidays are stressful enough as they are - we’re not here to police [...]

What Bloating Is and How to Avoid It2023-12-07T17:05:35+00:00
12 11, 2023

Could H. Pylori be Causing Your Brain Fog?


Did you forget where you put your keys for the third time this week? Do you struggle to focus, or feel “out of it,” despite having gotten enough sleep? These are both symptoms of brain fog.  You might have heard that the gut-brain axis or gut microbiome could be related to your cognitive health. But [...]

Could H. Pylori be Causing Your Brain Fog?2023-12-07T17:01:33+00:00
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