Category: Microbiome & Science

Category: Microbiome & Science

PRE- vs PRO-biotics

Transient & native bacteria You have a whole world inside your gut. You may never have thought about it before, but there are approximately 1,000 different species living in your large intestine, called the gut microbiome. They total around 40 trillion microorganisms (give or take) such as bacteria, meaning there are more microbiome cells in […]

UNDERSTANDING THE GUT MICROBIOME

Your Microbiome is a Partner in your Health The large intestine, or gut, obviously plays an important role in digestion, but it does much more than that. It’s also home to your personal microbiome, the bacteria which live inside you, and your microbiome’s health is directly tied to your health.  Scientists now link the increasing […]

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Pro-biotics vs Pre-biotics: What is the difference and should I care?

If you look back at the history of Americans’ health, one thing that may appear as an oxymoron is the term FOOD SCIENCE. Through misguided government regulations and food labeling around “low fat” (based on the assumption that fat causes fat) — we launched into three decades of high-sugar instead.

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Gut Microbiome and the Immune System

The immune system is a complex biological system, with a critical mission: to defend the inside of the body from outsiders that could be harmful. Although it may seem that our digestive tract, or gut, is inside our bodies, in reality, the inside of this tract is outside our bodies.

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Loss of Edible plant diversity in today’s diets

Walking into an American grocery store can be overwhelming—a veritable immersion in abundance. This abundance, however, belies a relative paucity of nutrient diversity in today’s food, compared with the food of our ancestors.

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