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Antibiotics – Let’s Reassess

Antibiotics – Let’s Reassess

Dr. Martin Blaser, author of the book Missing Microbes, recently penned a thought-provoking editorial in the journal Science, titled, "Antibiotic use and its consequences for the normal microbiome". Dr. Bla...
Microbiome – A Broader Perspective

Microbiome – A Broader Perspective

So much attention is focused, and rightfully so, on the emerging role of the human microbiome as it relates to our health as well as our risk for disease. But keep in mind that microorganisms permeate the en...
Do Pesticides Damage The Microbiome?

Do Pesticides Damage The Microbiome?

We hear more and more concern about the impact glyphosate, the lead ingredient in RoundUp, is having on the microbiome. While correlation does not mean causation, and while some of the science on this issue ...
Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

New and exciting research is revealing a strong connection between our mood and the various bacteria that live within our intestines. This is certainly a sobering notion. Think of it: the bacteria living wit...
Brain Maker for Vegetarians and Vegans

Brain Maker for Vegetarians and Vegans

Brain Maker, as well as Grain Brain, places a focus on healthy fat consumption, which sometimes can be difficult for vegans and vegetarians. Frequently, questions come in about how to adapt this type of life...
The Empowering Neurologist –  David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Gerard Mullin

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Gerard Mullin

In this video interview with Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Dr. Gerard Mullin, we explore the fascinating relationship between gut bacteria and our general health as well as the pivotal role of changes in ...
Finding the Right Probiotic

Finding the Right Probiotic

Visit a grocery store or vitamin shoppe today, and you'll instantly be overwhelmed by the myriad probiotic supplements available to you. With so many different types of probiotic strains and different brands...
The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Derrick MacFabe

The Empowering Neurologist – David Perlmutter, MD and Dr. Derrick MacFabe

In this video interview with Dr. Derrick MacFabe we discuss the fascinating new research that connects changes in gut bacteria to autism spectrum disorder. Dr. MacFabe is on the leading edge of this research...
Countering Your Antibiotics with Probiotics

Countering Your Antibiotics with Probiotics

Frequently, I see members of this community write in with concerns on how taking an antibiotic may be disrupting the balance of their gut microbiome. Certainly, this is a valid concern, as even the word's ro...
Fermented Foods: A Healthful Choice

Fermented Foods: A Healthful Choice

If you've read Brain Maker, than you understand how important probiotics are for your health. They play a key role in helping you build the balanced gut microbiome that facilitates optimal health. Beyond jus...