Category: Microbiome & Science

Category: Microbiome & Science

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.

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

The World Within Us

The Microbiome is made up mainly of bacteria, but also includes fungi, bacteriophages, and even archaea (nonbacterial prokaryotes often found in extreme environments).

Read more

Carbohydrates, Prebiotics and the Microbiome

Why do we eat big portions and never feel full? Our diets aren’t always great, and it’s not necessarily our fault. Sometimes food choices are limited. Sometimes our busy lifestyles mean convenience wins out over the quality of what we eat.

Read more
Page 1 of 212