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?
You may scream for ice cream, but a smarter shout-out goes to frozen yogurt. While ice cream must contain at least 10 percent milkfat—usually cream-- to be labelled as such, yogurt has no fat requirement. Instead it must be churned with cultured milk. Alas, while the bacteria may survive needed … [Read more...] about Frozen Yogurt Scoops Ice Cream in Nutrition Contest
Incidence of breast cancer is growing like cancer itself, unabated and mostly unpredictably (though diet, age and genetic predisposition are established risk factors.) As cancer of this type fells more women globally, solutions are urgent. With the recent advances in analysis, the microbiome is … [Read more...] about The Microbiome in Breast Cancer
Young children catch everything those first few years in a day care or preschool setting. Not surprisingly, their immune systems are immature, just like them. The fallout can be considerable: besides making a child miserable, school and parents’ work days are lost and cost is incurred to the … [Read more...] about Fermented Milk Prevents some Common Infections in Young Children