When you are concerned with your health, you need the best probiotic product possible. You need a blend of probiotic microflora you can count on to be truly effective, and a brand you can trust. But how can you know which probiotic supplements are the best? The challenge lies in choosing which of the many options are right for you.
Scientists now have more powerful tools than ever to study the complex world of bacteria — revealing new information on a new sub-category of probiotics: traditional organisms rooted in inherent viability. These are probiotic soil-based organisms.
What is the human microbiome? In many ways the best way to define the microbiome is to begin with the simple question, "What are we?" If you'd answer "human" to this question, you’re partially correct... But in fact, only 10% of the cells in our body are human!
Most people are aware that refrigeration increases the shelf life of probiotics. But it’s hard to sort out whether this is true for all probiotics. Are there certain brands which don’t need to be refrigerated – or do all probiotics, regardless of labeling, need to be refrigerated? Recently, researchers analyzed the contents of 20 store-bought brands and found that 20% of the products contained no viable probiotic bacteria at all.
The human microbiome is not only an integral part of our biology but fundamental to our individual health and the survival of our entire species. These microscopic communities can be both fragile as well as resilient – their formation and balance shifting in response to our lifestyles and exposures beginning even before birth.
In the past couple decades our understanding of obesity and the physiological underpinnings of why some people become obese, while others do not, has evolved significantly. A current focal point of understanding why, is the microbiome.
You may be wondering, what is leaky gut exactly, what can I do to help repair my leaky gut, and how important a part do probiotics play in the process? In this article we break it down for you.
The microbiome, and its impact throughout the body is seemingly unending. Technically speaking, the microbiome is the collection of genes of all the microbes within a human’s individual microbiota. The number of genes in our microbiome outnumber the genes in our genome by about 100 to 1!
Through Western culture we have been led to believe that bacteria on and in the body needs to be eliminated. When babies are born, we immediately scrub them clean and swaddle them up, rather than placing them skin-to-skin on the mother as traditional cultures have done for many millennia. Yet, finally, research is revealing how necessary it is for infants to be exposed to the microbes on mother rather than protected from them.
When we count our blessings we shouldn't forget our bacterial blessings and the biochemistry they bring to our bodies and health! We humans are but just a scaffold for the 100 trillion bacteria residing on and in our bodies.
During cold and flu season it’s important to consume foods that enhance the immune system. Learn how probiotics play an important role in warding off the ubiquitous cold.
Anxiety and depression are highly prevalent now in our culture. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States. As researchers continue to evaluate possible causes, they are now finding a strong connection between the bacteria in our gut, and our mental health.
Clay-eating, the practice known as geophagy or geophagia, has long been a puzzle to Western medical practitioners. Until recently, eating chalk, soil and other earth-related materials was an abnormal behavior, one which deprived the diet of valuable nutrients.
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We want to know about all sorts of substances useful in the management of radiation detoxification, so we now come to the topic of edible clays.
For many, this is probably the first time you’ve heard of iodine as anything other than part of a first aid kit. When it comes to mainstream medicine, this is certainly not a commonly prescribed or even suggested remedy despite its vital role in the human body.
The increased use of uranium compounds in industry, and more recently in warfare in the form of depleted uranium, causes concern and a necessary look at internal contamination with uranium and its toxicological consequences, both as a heavy metal and as a radiological hazard.
Contrary to popular belief that Parkinson's is genetic and an 'old age' disease, the American Medical Association declared that the culprits for these devastating tremors are pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and various chemicals. (AMA Pub. 27 January 99).