The word "autophagy" comes from the Greek language and is translated to "self-eating."
We often field questions like "are prebiotics good for digestion?" and "does yogurt have probiotics that will help my gut?". But what really are these 'biotics' and how do they affect our body? Beginning to dive into that means we first need to understand the definition of each.
We are often told that our mental health stems from our brain. But what if your gut was equally responsible for your mental wellbeing?
In 2020 it's almost cliche to claim your New Year's resolution is improving your health, losing weight or some other variation of working on wellness. We've become unfazed by the countless magazines, news outlets and companies releasing diet advice and offering solutions to help you meet those resolutions. It's almost as if there is an expectation to fail.
The start of a new year often brings self reflection while preparing to look towards the future for growth. For Avena, this self reflection means digging into our roots.
Medicine has come a long way from a time when one virus could kill off entire communities. Today, the medical community constantly continues to expand its knowledge and understanding of disease. But some time over the last ten years, our wellness needs have pivoted while conventional medicine maintains a steady course.