Bacteria

Kids Probiotics
February 21, 2018

Should kids take probiotics? Tips for building gut health in kids

Updated March 4th, 2018 This past weekend, my 8-year-old cousin had a stomach bug and asked me what she could do to make her stomach ache go away. The best… Read More

Bifidobacterium vs Lactobacillus Strains
January 19, 2018

Bifidobacterium vs. Lactobacillus probiotics: what’s the difference?

All the growing interest surrounding probiotics has led to an explosion in the supplement market, which is estimated to be valued at $45.64 billion and growing. A probiotic is defined… Read More

Zinc Supplements Benefits Side Efffects
January 11, 2018

Zinc has many health benefits, but don’t overdo it

We’ve all been there. A few weeks into the craziness of Christmas parties and year end dinners with friends, our body is telling us stop, but the calendar is saying… Read More

prostatitis cure
December 21, 2017

Yes, you can cure prostatitis – proven strategies for maintaining prostate health

This post is part of multi-part series shedding light on the latest treatments for common chronic conditions faced by an increasing number of Americans. Prostate. Just mentioning the word will… Read More

December 7, 2017

Psychobiotics: can probiotics make our brains work better?

Nootropics (supplements that increase cognitive ability) are all the rage these days. I’ve already written on this blog about my experiences with the popular nootropic theanine, however, I’ve read studies… Read More

Exercise Microbiome Gut Health
November 29, 2017

Exercise and the microbiome: can you outrun your gut issues?

It is very en vogue right now to dump on running as an outdated mode of exercise that strains your heart and ruins your joints, and there is some evidence… Read More

Gut Microbiome
November 20, 2017

How our gut bacteria can fight tumor growth

The average adult gut extends over 20 feet and is the home of over a thousand different bacteria species, all with specific roles to play in digestion. In fact, science… Read More

Paleo and saturated fat
November 10, 2017

Should you eat eggs everyday? No, and cholesterol isn’t the whole story

Note: for a thorough breakdown of the science behind TMAO metabolism and how genetic factors play a role, Aaron’s recent post TMAO and heart disease: what we know (and what… Read More

October 16, 2017

The blood type diet has been debunked, or has it?

Top-level summary: Hope the headline didn’t get you too excited. Yes, the blood type diet has largely been debunked. Although, as I will discuss in this post, there are a few… Read More

October 11, 2017

Probiotics aren’t the only way to restore healthy gut bacteria

Ahh, the microbiome. That mystery world of gut bacteria that helps us do everything from digest food, to regulate mood. We’ve all read about its importance, and some of us… Read More

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