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.

Emulsifiers in Common Foods Erode your Gut

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 24 seconds Lately I’ve been reporting on some of the new emerging trends in the world of our microbiome. The trend is suggesting that certain commonly used household products and foods – which have been deemed safe according to the FDA – actually have an adverse effect on the […]

From Prebiotic to Probiotic: 4 Steps to a Healthy Microbiome

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 42 seconds With the discovery of the microbiome, a new frontier in science and health care was born. While still in its infancy, there is compelling evidence suggesting numerous health benefits of taking probiotics. While the benefits of probiotics were once thought to be restricted to gut and digestive […]

To Graze Or Not To Graze? It’s Not Really A Question.

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 29 seconds According to ancient Ayurveda, eating is best done during daylight hours. Interestingly, science is now suggesting that the most common eating pattern in modern society – 3 meals plus snacks every day – is abnormal from an evolutionary standpoint. (2) There is an old saying that goes, “When […]

Tea for your Psychic Bugs: A Slippery Elm Prebiotic Tea Formula

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 52 seconds The relationship between the microbes in the gut and one’s mental and emotional state of mind is called the gut-brain axis. New studies suggest that both good and bad intestinal bugs can play a major role in the function of digestion, the central nervous system (CNS), the […]

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 lengthens life.” Today, the evidence […]

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 and body types. While ginger […]

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 woody, branches and barks of […]

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 have been considered a more […]