Tagged as Gut Flora

Artificial sweeteners once seemed like the holy grail, only to disappoint many with the news of their -harmful effects on the gut. Then came stevia, the -natural extract of a plant- with a sweetness of 200-300 times that of sucrose. People rejoiced! they could have sweet things without sugar and without chemical sweeteners. This seemingly safer alternative has grown in popularity over recent years,...
April 8, 2021
Our bodies house somewhere between -10 and 100 trillion microbes-, most of which live in our guts. These microbes seem to contribute more than we ever thought our wellbeing and many of our body processes. The balance can be delicate, however; many of them are sensitive to the foods and chemicals we expose them to—and are therefore subject to imbalance. Microscopic Alliance - Animals and microbes have...
January 18, 2021
Though they may seem like very different parts of the body with very different purposes, the gut and the heart actually have a lot in common. Both are focal points for many of the feelings we experience — and whether you listen to your gut or follow your heart, you’ve likely felt the emotional effects of both. But colloquialisms aside, researchers have recently discovered a whole new, purely physical...
May 28, 2020
Depression can loom over every aspect of a person’s life, causing -severe disability- in many cases and sometimes even leading to suicide. Time- reports that the world will likely be spending $17 billion on antidepressants by 2020. But what if the best medicine for depression doesn’t come in a pill? What if gut health and diet plays an even bigger role than we've thought? - Let's be clear right off...
January 20, 2020
Fermentation is a process in which certain elements, such as yeast or bacteria, are added to (or allowed to inhabit) foods to enhance their flavor, nutritional content and shelf life. Fermented foods are becoming increasingly popular as people search for new and delicious ways to improve their diet. As a result, nutritionists and scientists have discovered a happy -side effect of eating fermented foods:...
August 21, 2019
Research conducted by the -University of Chicago- showed that long-term antibiotic treatment may be effective at warding off and slowing down Alzheimer’s disease in men. The study analyzed the effects of antibiotics on gut bacteria, which has been linked with the development of the disease. Although the study was conducted on male and female mice, the treatment was found to be ineffective in female...
July 3, 2019