Microbiome

As time marches on, we learn more and more about how the state of the microbiome plays a pivotal role in health. From kids and probiotics, to TMAO and heart health, to the impact of exercise on the gut, to histamine, leaky gut, and more, we cover the latest on the science of the microbiome.

Photo depicting what bacteria looks like
November 4, 2019

What are the Health Benefits of Bifidobacterium Longum?

In a previous post I wrote about strains of probiotic bacteria that improve “brain power,” Bifidobacterium Longum (B. Longum) was featured prominently. Certain strains of B. Longum have indeed been… Read More

Top 3 causes of acne from a science perspective
October 4, 2019

Breaking Down the 3 Big Causes of Acne

We all want clearer skin, right? So, in the name of clearing up acne and associated acne myths, let’s get nerdy with a deep dive into the science of zits…. Read More

April 12, 2019

When a Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Enough to Heal the Gut

I had a friend visiting last week who has celiac disease. Watching him carefully navigate restaurant menus made me realize how relaxed my “gluten free” diet truly was. Why is… Read More

why I don't eat canola oil
November 26, 2018

Why I don’t eat vegetable oil

This is a post about why I don’t eat vegetable oil, not as much a post about why vegetable oil is bad for people in general (although it is), so… Read More

September 30, 2018

Why Glyphosate is Dangerous, and How to Avoid Eating it

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup® and is the most widely used chemical herbicide in history. Chances are, this chemical is in at least some of the… Read More

Mold genes
June 14, 2018

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… Read More

Probiotics During Pregnancy
May 23, 2018

Probiotics during pregnancy: Benefits, safety, and best supplements

One of the most trending topics in pregnancy today is probiotics. We’ve all heard of them (and we’ve written about them here at Gene Food quite a bit), but can… 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

December 7, 2017

Probiotics Can Reduce Stress and Improve Mood. Here’s Why

Nootropics (supplements that increase cognitive ability) are all the rage these days, especially in Silicon Valley where nootropic supplements (and pharmaceuticals) are often taken as performance enhancers. I’ve already written… Read More

October 16, 2017

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

Hope the headline didn’t get you too excited. Yes, the blood type diet is largely thin on evidence. 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

Candida albicans
September 19, 2017

What are the Root Causes of Candida Overgrowth?

Candida overgrowth or infection is the hallmark of an overstressed immune system. C. Orian Truss, M.D. This post is part of a multi-part series, both written and in audio form… Read More

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