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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...
The Critical Role of Early Life Decisions in Creating the Microbiome

The Critical Role of Early Life Decisions in Creating the Microbiome

In Brain Maker, I dedicated a lot of space to exploring how we initially form our microbiome, the collection of more than 100 trillion organisms that live within our intestines. Certainly early life experien...
Gut Bacteria Chart Our Destiny

Gut Bacteria Chart Our Destiny

I have just finished reviewing what I believe is a seminal research article relating to the gut microbiome. The study, written by researchers in Sweden, is titled The Gut Microbiotia– Masters of Host Develop...
Lifestyle Changes with a Stronger Gut

Lifestyle Changes with a Stronger Gut

Last week, I pointed out the importance of lifestyle changes for health. We discussed that science shows exactly how the choices we make are influential in our health outcomes, which are never set in stone. ...
From Birth to (Micro)Biome

From Birth to (Micro)Biome

It's well-documented that children begin building a microbiome that influences the state of their health from the moment of birth, which is why a choice such as method of delivery (C-section vs. vaginal) is ...
An Important Lesson from The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

An Important Lesson from The Hawaiian Bobtail Squid

I always look forward to Sunday mornings, and one of the things I like to do each Sunday morning is to write for this website. And as I was preparing to choose a topic for this week’s blog, the doorbell ran...
Research – Probiotic Intervention Affects Mood

Research – 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...
What on Earth is a Leaky Brain?

What on Earth is a Leaky Brain?

We talk a lot about leaky gut and the complications that result from this condition. However, a similar problem can happen in the brain. The blood brain barrier that keeps the brain as a sanctuary away from ...
Feeding your Good Bacteria with Prebiotics

Feeding your Good Bacteria with Prebiotics

We've talked much about the power and importance of probiotics both here on my blog and in my upcoming book, Brain Maker. The good bacteria that make up your microbiome play a vital role in not just your dig...