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You Asked: What Is My Poo Telling Me?

Some say you are what you eat. But really, you are what you poop. “Not only does stool tell you about the health of your diet, but it shows you how your body’s digestive system is handling the foods you eat,” says Dr. 555 more words

Gut Bacteria & Gut Rumblings

At UCLA, researchers reveal another benefit of yogurt: probiotics found in yogurt can help improve brain function. Learn more about the world that probiotics occupy in a podcast about the “messy mystery in the middle of us” over at Radiolab. 11 more words

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Mind Your Microbiome

Great viewing from ABC Catalyst.

“New research has linked the Western diet to asthma, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, emphysema, cancer, and the list goes on. The reason a healthy diet could be even more important than previously thought is because food affects the bacteria deep inside our guts. 80 more words

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Water Kefir

What is Water Kefir?

Water kefir is a fermented drink which is made from water kefir grains or Tibicos.  Tibicos or water kefir grains are a culture of bacteria and yeasts held in a polysaccharide biofilm (long chain of monosaccharides or simple sugars, and microorganisms that stick together).  583 more words


Artificial sweeteners may lead to glucose intolerance

Those little yellow, pink, and blue packets affect gut microbes and metabolism

Consumption of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Equal may lead to an imbalance of gut bacteria and metabolic changes, report researchers at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. 443 more words


New Study Finds Gut Bacteria Can Cause Heart Attacks and Stroke.

Heart Disease: The Silent Killer

Heart disease remains the number one killer in America. Nowadays, after several studies and research we know how to reduce cholesterol, treat blood pressure, and reduce cardiac risks through diet, exercise, and other interventions, but missing data still remains on how to attack heart disease. 341 more words


Friendly Viruses Discovered in the Stomach’s Ever-growing Ecosystem

Sterile, bacteria-free mice with damaged guts can have their insides healed by a common rodent virus, providing the first evidence of internal, beneficial, virus communities. 425 more words