While some things in life are best forgotten, our memories build the framework of intelligence — cognitive, emotional, and social — enabling a rich existence. Memory is required to learn a language, drive a car, write computer code, keep a friend and, of course, remember where you put the … [Read more...] about Can Probiotics Improve Memory?
Inulin: A Prebiotic to Remember
If you can’t recall the top food sources of inulin, keep reading. Soluble fiber such as inulin—a prebiotic—may offset dysbiosis common in aging, potentially leading to mental benefits such as improving memory. These fibers can’t be digested but they can be fermented; bacteria feast on … [Read more...] about Inulin: A Prebiotic to Remember
Probiotics and Memory: A Conflicted Study
Coming across less than stellar news about probiotics is rare, like reading about Mother Teresa’s doubts on her faith. However accustomed as we are to the rushing train of probiotic and prebiotic benefits rolling through our labs, microbial science is still a track of discovery where conflicting … [Read more...] about Probiotics and Memory: A Conflicted Study
Probiotics: A No-Brainer for Brain Health
Drugs target serotonin to reduce depression and other mood disorders. Could probiotics do the same, given that the microbiome is one smooth operator in gut-brain signaling?[i] Researchers Caroline J. K. Wallace and Roumen Milev of Queens University in Ontario asked the same in “The effects of … [Read more...] about Probiotics: A No-Brainer for Brain Health