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Can a Father’s Gut Health Affect His Offspring?

Our gut microbiota is made up of the millions of microscopic creatures that inhabit our gastrointestinal tract. It is responsible for producing enzymes, metabolites, and other molecules crucial for optimum health, helping regulate our metabolism, immunity, and other processes throughout the body. Previous research has also shown that a mother’sRead

Probiotic Metabolite May Help Treat IBS

Science is only beginning to understand the role that the gut microbiome—the collection of bacteria and other microbes that live in our intestines—plays in our overall health. For one thing, these tiny tenants of our digestive system metabolize various components of our diets to produce beneficial fatty acids (FAs) thatRead

Supplement Combo Helps Treat Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is one of the most common severe mental illnesses, affecting some 24 million people—about one in every 300—worldwide. Symptoms range from listlessness and apathy to issues with attention, memory, and concentration to full-blown hallucinations and delusions. Currently, there is no cure for schizophrenia, and treatments focus mainly on managingRead

Effective Ways to Support Teen Gut Health

Teenagers experience rapid physical and mental changes. The microbiota and gut-brain axis play a crucial role in their health and wellbeing. However, diet, stress, and poor sleep quality may disrupt the balance in their gut microbiota. These easy, practical tips can help teens adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle to support optimal gut health.

15+ Foods to Nourish A Child’s Gut

The gut microbiome plays a vital role in children’s health, often influencing their physical and mental health later in life. Microbiome support starts with a healthy diet, but parents and caregivers often need advice about which foods provide the most benefits to optimize their child’s gut health. Cultured and fermentedRead

The Ever-Evolving Microbiome—Ages and Stages

Research highlights specific patterns and transition points at various ages and stages of life, as well as significant impacts those changes have on long-term wellness—so a personalized gut-health protocol that considers evolving needs is crucial. Five primary ages and stages, with physiological, environmental and other factors that influence microbiome balance.

New Evidence Against Artificial Sweeteners

Once touted as low-calorie substitutes that could help reduce incidence of diabetes and help people lose weight, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharine have come under more scrutiny in recent years. Concerns about their potential health risks have only been heightened based on data suggesting they do notRead

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