How to Improve Your Gut Microbiome

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The gut microbiome is a complex community of bacteria that lives in the gastrointestinal tract. The gut microbiome is composed of trillions of microorganisms and is considered the “body’s virtual organ” given its importance in maintaining our health. Disruptions in the gut microbiome are also called “dysbiosis” and have been associated with many conditions, including … Read more

How to Start Intermittent Fasting – 5 Intermittent Fasting Schedules

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Does Fasting Have Any Effect on Our Microbiome? Why an article on intermittent fasting, you might ask. If you followed our website, you might know that our topics focus on the human microbiome, fermented foods, probiotics, and relates these to human health.  You might be wondering what intermittent fasting has to do with microbiota? Well, … Read more

How To Make Probiotic Milk – Make Kefir and Yogurt at Home

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Making probiotic milk at home is very easy if you can get the proper milk. The proper milk is the one that can actually nourish bacteria, so a culture can properly develop. This can be raw milk, or pasteurized milk, but not the ultra pasteurized one, or the UHT. In other words, any milk that … Read more

Acid Reflux Home Remedies – Probiotics for Acid Reflux

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Image courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net Acid reflux is one of the most common health problems, affecting around 10 to 20 percent of the population. What makes it hard to treat is that it can be caused by various underlying issues. Although the symptoms are the same, the cause can be totally different, and consequently the treatment … Read more

Prebiotics vs Probiotics – Differences and Definition

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Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics Probiotics are microorganisms in a symbiotic relationship with humans, and prebiotics are the food for the microorganisms. In order to benefit from probiotics, (the good microbacterial flora), we need to nourish them, to allow the proper growth of their colony; without the proper food the micro flora would just starve … Read more

Lactobacillus Gasseri – A Miracle Probiotic

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Lactobacillus gasseri is probably one of the most beneficial probiotics discovered. It is also one of the safest probiotics, as the vast majority of the probiotics from the Lactobacillus genus.  Lactobacillus gasseri is very effective, and it can be used as a single strain in probiotic supplements, and it is also found in many probiotic … Read more

Probiotics for Weight Loss – The Weight Loss Miracle Pill

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We ­searched for the elusive miracle pill for weight loss for decades, more precisely since the industrialization of food. We looked for it, but we might have had it all along and overlooked. Probiotics are the answer to many of our modern health issues, and weight loss is one of them. Studies have shown taking … Read more