Tag: gut flora

New Study Confirms Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Microbes

New Study Confirms Artificial Sweeteners Are Toxic to Gut Microbes

| Oct 26, 2018

    Manufacturers of artificial sweeteners would like us to think that they’ve discovered the perfect loophole for enjoying the sweetness of sugar without any of its health risks. As we’ve covered in previous articles, though, nothing could be further from the truth. The first commercially available artificial sweetener, saccharin, was shown to cause cancer […]

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Why Kombucha Is Called An “Immortal Health Elixir”

Why Kombucha Is Called An “Immortal Health Elixir”

| Oct 30, 2015

By now you’ve probably heard of kombucha, the probiotic-rich tea that’s available in all shapes, sizes, and flavors at your local health food store. Kombucha gained popularity as an exotic and enjoyable way to consume probiotics, which support the invaluable community of microorganisms within the body known as your microbiome. This is one health fad […]

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Has this “Fake Estrogen” Hijacked Your System?

Has this “Fake Estrogen” Hijacked Your System?

| Aug 14, 2015

Living—let alone thriving—in our toxic world can be awfully tricky. As we’ve discussed in other articles, modern society is a veritable obstacle course of sneaky toxin sources. Nowadays, even the air we breathe and the water we drink is suspect. While there are all sorts of nasty pollutants worthy of our concern, one class of […]

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Does Your Probiotic Die in Your Stomach?

Does Your Probiotic Die in Your Stomach?

| Jul 23, 2015

Digestive microbiology is a field of immense promise. The more we learn about the 100 trillion bacteria living inside the human gut, the more we realize how absolutely essential they are for our health. The fact of the matter, though, is that we still know very little about this miraculously well-coordinated colony of critters known […]

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How Your Gut Flora Prevents You From Getting Fat and Sick

How Your Gut Flora Prevents You From Getting Fat and Sick

| Jul 6, 2015

It’s getting harder and harder to deny that bacteria is our friend. Sure, there are some species that can wreak havoc on our bodies, but it seems that there are many more that would rather live symbiotically with us. Researchers have discovered that between 500 and 1000 unique species of bacteria comprise our gut flora—also […]

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