Despite a toxic-sounding name, Streptococcus thermophilus could be adorably described as the surprisingly warm and nurturing mother-in-law of your microbiome. Despite its toxic-sounding name, this is not a pathogenic Strep – you actually ingest Streptococcus thermophilus more often than you … [Read more...] about Streptococcus thermophilus: A Surprisingly Warm Probiotic
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Yogurt, a fermented dairy product, supplies ample protein, calcium, vitamins and live microbes. A recent IPA blog described yogurt as a nutritional powerhouse with an extra benefit for those with lactose intolerance since yogurt bacteria can increase lactase breakdown of the milk sugar in the … [Read more...] about Yogurt and Gut Barrier: A New Link?
Summertime and the living should be easy. But with pools, camps and playgrounds mostly closed due to COVID-19, kids are restless. While this year is tough on all of us, small surprises like icy popsicles may ease the heat and stress. Also, popsicles made with kombucha, kefir and yogurt may … [Read more...] about Chill Out with Popsicles
Yogurt holds a special place at the breakfast table and even finds its way into the lunch box. By dinnertime, this fast and easy staple is usually consigned to the refrigerator. Time to change it up. Quick review Yogurt is produced by fermentation of milk (mostly cow’s milk but also from … [Read more...] about Yogurt: Beyond Breakfast
by Bruno Pot, Food microbiologist, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Brussels, Belgium Does the name Lactobacillus ring a bell? Did you think you knew what lactobacilli were? Yes? Sorry, as of today you might need to study again! No?, then please read this message too. What happened … [Read more...] about Taxonomy, Updated
As a new year begins, resolutions to shed the added weight from holiday feasting are de rigeur. New avenues of accomplishing those goals are growing. Obesity and Aging For example, much research points to the gut microbiota as a key element in metabolic disorders such as obesity. … [Read more...] about Probiotics and Diet Fight Dysbiosis in Obesity