Probiotic Supplements: Are They Doing You More Harm Than Good?

The probiotic market has grown exponentially over the past few years. Pills and drinks containing probiotics – live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host – are no longer just niche products purchased by health aficionados, but rather something that “everyone” now seems to incorporate into their dietary regime. […]

How Fermented Vegetables Can Help You Take Back Your Health

All too often I come across articles that exaggerate the potential health benefits of specific foods. For example, if you do a google search on the impact of garlic on human health, you could quickly be led to believe that this bulbous plant can cure everything from cancer to heart disease. As you know if […]

Two Good Probiotic Supplements That Can Improve Your Gut Health

Adequate microbial exposure is an essential component of an Organic Fitness Regimen. Rapid and powerful changes to human living conditions beginning with the Agricultural Revolution set the stage for a loss of “old microbial friends” and perturbations of the human microbiome. In westernized nations today it’s unlikely that even those people we consider to be […]

We Are 90% Microbe and 10% Human: Can We Lose Weight by Boosting Good Bacteria with Probiotics and Prebiotics?

“The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self” – Albert Einstein For years, the view of self has been restricted to our own human, eukaryotic cells, but recent research into the microbes that live in and on our bodies is dramatically […]

Probiotic 2.0

DNA sequencing has made it clear that hundreds of species of microorganisms inhabit the human body. While it’s too soon to tell exactly what a “healthy” microbiome looks like, it seems that greater diversity is probably a good thing and that some species have an especially beneficial effect on our health. Providing fermentable substrates (“prebiotics“) […]

Treating Lactose Intolerance with Probiotics

It’s estimated that 75% of the world’s population lose the ability to completely digest lactose after infancy (1). Insufficient levels of lactase are often described as the cause of lactose intolerance, and therefore a common belief is that lactose intolerance is a permanent condition. However, scientific studies have made it clear that this is not […]

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