If you’re already plotting your baby’s admission into Harvard, don’t neglect her microbes. Gut microbiota may be your child’s best teacher. A little background: 100 trillion microbes share your body. Their move-in date is now thought to have begun when you were under construction in the womb. … [Read more...] about Microbes Impact Brain Development in Infants
As we age, tears fall less often. Do we become world-weary, jaded? Perhaps, but the most common reason actually has a name in the medical lexicon: Dry Eyes Syndrome (DES). Modern life can cause dry eyes: airplanes, air conditioners and computer screens are big culprits. Yet several groups are … [Read more...] about Dry Eyes Syndrome: Could Probiotics be One Solution?
Since the first human soared into space in 1961, more than 500 others have followed. Only the healthiest of humans pass the mental and physical bars to become astronauts. Observing an astronaut arrive back on earth—most often carried on a gurney because of the effects of prolonged … [Read more...] about Microbes of Female Astronauts Figure in Space Travel
Summer colds ride in on the baggage of the season: packed flights, aggressive air conditioning, outdoor air pollution, and even the sleep we miss because nighttime sunshine is too sweet to miss. Luckily, because fruits and vegetables taste so good this time of year, we revel in more … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Nothing to Sneeze at for Summer Colds
When it comes to playing favorites, nutritionists are not shy about their love for walnuts. All tree nuts-- including cashews, pecans, pistachios and others—are packed with healthful benefits yet walnuts boast the most impressive stats. Walnuts contain: L-arginine, a heart healthy amino acid … [Read more...] about Walnuts Change Gut Bacteria, Adding to a Stellar Resume
Popular media recently toasted a novel probiotic beer concocted by scientists at the National University of Singapore. Yeah, beer is healthier now. But if imbibers are looking for a probiotic beverage with a bit of alcohol, they need look no further than kombucha, a fermented drink made by mixing … [Read more...] about Is Kombucha an Alcoholic Drink?