Articles in: Probiotics & Microbiology

In recent years, research on the topic of microbiology has moved along at an incredible rate, revealing that most every function in the human body relies on the diversity and richness of its beneficial microbes. Such research has taken our understanding of the benefits of probiotics to the next level, suggesting that the business of feeding our good bugs not only affects our digestion, but determines the health of our mood, memory, and countless other processes, among other fascinating discoveries. Read more about Dr. John’s angle on good microbes, probiotics and the Ayurvedic connection in this article category.

Top 10 Health Perks of Optimism

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 12 seconds Throughout history, folklore has always suggested a strong link between joyfulness and health and longevity. The bible said, “…the joyfulness of man prolongeth his days” (Ecclesiasticus 30:22). Shakespeare seemed to agree when he said, “Mirth and merriment bars a thousand harms and […]

The Power-Packed Research Behind Ginger

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 57 seconds As a rhizome or surface root, ginger offers us a wealth of nutritional benefits. While ginger’s deeper roots help sustain the plant, us mammals dig up this amazing herbal medicine and food. Ginger is spicy and pungent, and good for all seasons […]

Eat Nature’s Harvest. Change Your Microbiome. Your Health Depends On It.

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 28 seconds In nature, the diet of herbivores in the wild changes dramatically from season to season and, as if like a symphony, the microbes needed to digest each seasons harvest thrive with each seasonal shift. Seasonal microbes flourish on queue to digest the […]

1000 Reasons to Avoid Herbal Extracts

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 31 seconds When shopping for herbal supplements, few people realize the differences that exist from one brand to the next. There is new evidence that provides deep insight into the differences between herbal extracts and an unprocessed, naturally dried product. In fact, while extracts […]

Did You Break Up With Bread? Make Up Now

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 49 seconds New research has discovered that certain strains of gut microbes are able to break down gluten in the gut. (1) So if you are otherwise healthy and are not a Celiac sufferer, researchers suggest you should be able to digest some gluten […]

Five Spices to Rock your Digestive World

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 4 seconds According to a recent survey as reported by Fox News, a whopping 74% of Americans are living with digestive discomfort. The common symptoms are gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. (1) While these symptoms can be due to minor imbalances, they […]

Breast Milk: The Original Probiotic

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 48 seconds New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found over 700 species of beneficial microbes in human breast milk. (1) Perhaps this isn’t so surprising, since the infant gut is actually sterile – containing no good microbes – at […]

How to Choose the Right Probiotic for Your Imbalance

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 27 seconds It is really no surprise that we are seeing more and more research linking beneficial microbes to health benefits outside the digestive system. Most of this research tracks the many health benefits delivered by different strains of probiotic supplementation. The most fascinating […]