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Your Microbes, Your Health: Products of Your Age, Lifestyle, and More

Our bodies are home to trillions of microorganisms that play a critical role in digestion, the synthesis of vitamins, and our immune function. But, how much are we able to harness our microbiome to take control of our health? In a previous post, we discussed how nature, nurture, and plain old chance can influence your microbiome. This week, we dive deeper… Read more »

Interview with Dr. Vincent Pedre, author of Happy Gut

We are excited to welcome Dr. Vincent Pedre to the uBiome Doctor’s Corner blog. Dr. Pedre is a top Functional Medicine specialist, and the acclaimed author of Happy Gut. Enjoy this interview with him to learn how you might be able to incorporate microbiome health and wellness into your own practice! How did you first get involved in the microbiome field? At an… Read more »

Peace, Love, and Gut Bacteria

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How hippie food became mainstream. “The Hippies Have Won.” That was the conclusion of a New York Times article on April 4th, which suggested that “just as yoga and meditation have gone mainstream, so have ideas and products surrounding health, wellness and eating that play like a flashback to the early 1970s.” The nicely-observed piece supported its claims in part… Read more »

Salmon Sperm and Bee Venom in Your Eye?

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Excuse us, you have something in your eye: bacteria. Pop quiz. Which part of your body is just about the same size now as it was on the day you were born? In fact, you’re almost certainly making use of it right now. Yup, an eyeball remains around one inch in diameter from the minute we’re born until the day… Read more »

Microbes in the Mansion: US Presidents and their Bacteria

The often surprising truth about presidential-bacterial connections. With so much media coverage of presidential matters over the past year, and particularly with last week’s inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, you might think every possible presidential angle has been covered. This, though, would be seriously underestimating your good friends here at uBiome. For it is with considerable… Read more »

Extreme Dieting, and Meeces Who Eat Feces

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Also: why it’s good to be cautious about study-based news stories. As we noted last week, at this time of year, millions of Americans put themselves on diets, so it’s no big surprise to find books like Travis Stork’s The Lose Your Belly Diet, doing well on the New York Times Best Sellers list. It’s also no surprise to see… Read more »

Losing Weight is Most Popular New Year’s Resolution – Could Probiotics Help?

Spoiler Alert: Maybe, maybe not. Right now, like many, you may be reflecting on the rapidly receding holiday season, ruing that you ate more, and were less physically active, than usual. Perhaps you’ve even needed to loosen your belt a notch or two. Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. In fact, a 2012 survey reported that weight loss was… Read more »