Looking Into Probiotics

With the essential connection made between human health and good bacteria, it is no wonder there have been so many studies on the use of probiotics that supplement the body’s own population of bacteria. Currently, over 1,300 human clinical trials are listed on the ClinicalTrials.gov website and nearly 300 more on the International Clinical TrialsContinue reading “Looking Into Probiotics”

Gut Bacteria Get Organized

Extensive research continues into the gut microbiome to learn even more about the role that bacteria play in the biology and health of human beings. One of the most recent accomplishments by an international team of scientists has to do with being bacterially organized. Their undertakings published in Nature Biotechnology are a bit mind boggling:Continue reading “Gut Bacteria Get Organized”

The Brain-Bacteria Chatline (Part 2)

Part 2 of 2 Given the importance of microbiota population and diversity, it is interesting to understand how it all begins in the human body. Microbiome development is said to start as soon as someone is born, influenced even by the method of being delivered into the world. However, recent research indicates that a babyContinue reading “The Brain-Bacteria Chatline (Part 2)”

The Brain-Bacteria Chatline

Part 1 of 2 Science has only scratched the surface of the deep relationship between the human body and the microbiome and microbiota, the trillions of microbes that inhabit the human gut. This myriad of microorganisms includes archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes, fungi and viruses. Research is also suggesting that there is communication coming from within thisContinue reading “The Brain-Bacteria Chatline”

CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood: A Winning Combination

Cocoa and probiotics seem like an unlikely pair, but if you think about it, there was probably a time when peanut butter didn’t know jelly’s sweet embrace or when bacon was eggless. But a new study from the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry suggests that the gut microbiome interacts with cocoa flavanols and their confluence may help staveContinue reading “CoCoa LeafGreens and FloraFood: A Winning Combination”