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Microbiome

Mold genes

The mold genes: what you need to know

The fuzzy weblike structures formed by molds are a common sight, which is not surprising given that the number of identified mold species number in the thousands, with likely millions more remaining undiscovered. Unlike plants, molds derive energy through the breakdown of organic matter, and especially like moist, warm conditions — which is why leaving… Read More

Genetic testing for kids

5 common genetic variations that affect nutrient absorption

Nutrigenetics is the branch of nutrigenomics focusing on how genetic variations affect nutrient absorption, use, and metabolism. Nutrigenetics research typically focuses on a type of genetic variation known as a single nucleotide polymorphism, or SNP. Each of our genes is made up of four nucleotides arranged in a specific pattern. When one of the four… Read More

saccharomyces boulardii

Saccharomyces boulardii: the antibiotic resistant probiotic

Science Score: Like many people, I came across Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) while I was forced to take a course of antibiotics. As I began to do my research, I realized that this crazy little probiotic yeast is one of the most proven supplements on the market today, with hundreds of peer reviewed studies proving efficacy. (Warning,… Read More

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