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How bacteria are changing your mood

<b>If anything makes us human it's our minds, thoughts and emotions.</b><p>And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains.<p>Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us - our microbiome - affect our …

Microbiology

Yes, Probiotic Turmeric Soda Exists — And It's Super Easy To Make. Here's How

If you haven't dabbled in homemade ferments before, turmeric soda is a great place to start. Fermenting turmeric is actually the secret to …

Alternative Medicine

Funding boost for groundbreaking research into gut bacteria

Research into the body’s gut bacteria and how it affects disease and long-term health has been given a funding boost, with the NSW government …

Australian Universities

The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected

Their diversity and adaptability protect plant bacterial communities against antimicrobial substances<p>Without microorganisms humans would not be able …

Biology

Inside kombucha club: how brewers hope to convince UAE authorities the tea is alcohol-free

Even among kombucha enthusiasts – and people who love this healthy, fermented “tea” are indeed a very enthusiastic bunch – Ruthie Alexander stands …

United Arab Emirates

Why Some Gluten-Sensitive People Can Still Eat Sourdough Bread

Gluten-sensitive but bread-obsessed? Try sourdough.<p>Humans have eaten sourdough since the ancient Egyptians were grinding grains and leavening bread thousands of years ago. But as a child of the ’80s, I grew up on processed white bread so soft it practically made chewing unnecessary.<p>As an adult I’ve …

Holistic Medicine

11 Natural Probiotic Foods That Are Super Healthy-Nutritionlive

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have health benefits when consumed .<p>These are usually beneficial bacteria that serve some function in the …

Wellness

All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in China

Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.<p>When scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine.<p>But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree …

Anthropology

Good bacteria: Why I put my poo in the post

<b>"Good bacteria" - what are they, will they make me healthy and how do I get some?</b><p>To find out I took the unusual , and rather disgusting, step of donating my poo to science.<p>Microbes live on, and in, all of us and they even outnumber our own human cells.<p>But their favourite spot - and where they live …

Microbiology

Nieman: Fetal microorganisms provide critical window into a person's future health

In the development of health and disease, there are key moments where future trajectories are established. This early programming sets the stage for …

Microbiology

How fat absorption is directed by specific bacteria in the small intestine

An exciting new study has examined how bacteria in the small intestine help digest and absorb high-fat foods. The novel research suggests that in the …

Wellness

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> 100 Most Healing Foods<i>, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at</i> …

Nutrition

Alcohol from dairy waste may be headed to tap near you

Acid whey fermented and brewed like beer could soon be on tap, turning dairy waste into a flavorful drink with an alcoholic kick.

Alcohol

Ten Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice

When the cukes, okra, or jalapeños are gone, the culinary creativity is just getting started<p>Big <i>dill</i> news from the fast-food world: Sonic Drive-In will debut a pickle slushie in June. Regardless of whether you’re gleeful or gagging in anticipation, it does beg the question: What else can Southerners …

Cooking

How Gut Bacteria Help Your Body From Head to Toe

<i>This article has been created in partnership with Renew Life as part of 30 Ways to Upgrade Your Routine.</i><p>Fun fact: <i>You are walking around with more</i> …

Wellness

More than half your body is not human

<b>More than half of your body is not human, say scientists.</b><p>Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.<p>Understanding this hidden half of ourselves - our microbiome - is rapidly transforming understanding of diseases from allergy to Parkinson's.<p>The …

Microbiome

Playing with Your Food: Using Apple Cider Vinegar and Cinnamon

Playing with Your Food: The Best and Worst Recipes I Learned from Home<p>Part one of the good, the bad, and the ugly that comes when you play with your …

Alternative Medicine

Mumbai s mixologists take out the calories to make truly healthy cocktails

Kombucha, kefir lime, sugarcane juice - the city's cocktail experts tell Anju Maskeri and Aastha Atray Banan what you can replace your calorie-laden …

Spices

Sourdough Starters

Starters leaven and flavor breads, pancakes, biscuits -- all kinds of baked goods, even chocolate cake!<p>Photo by Valerie's Kitchen<p><b>Getting Started</b><br>Some …

Baking

Most of our microbes are unknown to science

Traditionally, doctors detect rejection with a biopsy of the transplanted organ itself, a procedure that requires at least an afternoon spent …

Stanford University

How controlling your gut bacteria could help you avoid a host of illnesses from diabetes to Parkinson's

Ever had a funny feeling in your stomach that tells you something is wrong? Or butterflies in your tummy when nervous? What about that bout of …

Wellness

San Diego's fastest selling craft beverage might be kombucha

San Diego

Could You Fight Off Worms? Depends On Your Gut Microbes

Our tummies are teeming with trillions of bacteria — tiny microbes that help with little things, like digesting food, and big things, like warding off disease.<p>Those same microbes may have another purpose: waging war against worms.<p>Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis made the discovery …

Microbiology

The Germs That Love Diet Soda

There are lots of reasons to avoid processed foods. They’re often packed with sugar, fat and salt, and they tend to lack certain nutrients critical to health, like fiber. And now, new research suggests that some of the additives that extend the shelf life and improve the texture of these foods may …

E.coli

Panacea Brewing Company: Wilmington's Only Kombucha Brewer

Have you ever tried kombucha? Wilmington, NC is home to Panacea Brewing Company, a small-batch kombucha brewery that will help you keep your gut in …

Spices

Why Prebiotics Are as Important as Probiotics

Good gut health requires more than consuming enough probiotics.<p>Probiotics are living microorganisms that contribute to a healthy digestive …

Wellness

Using Cultivated Microbial Communities To Dissect Microbiome Assembly: Challenges, Limitations, and the Path Ahead

1.↵<p>Nicolson M<p>. 2001. History of plant ecology, p 1–3. Encyclopedia of life sciences. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY.<p>2.↵<p>Hobbs RJ<p>. 2012. Old fields: …

Microbiology

These Homemade Fermented Probiotic Drinks Are Best For Your Health

Probiotics are considered important to maintain the health of your gut. It is important to maintain a balance of bacteria in the gut as it affects …

Digestion

There's No Way of Knowing How Much Sugar Is Really In Your Kombucha

One registered dietitian shares what no one is telling you about the fermented tea.<p>Kombucha might be the ultimate oldie-but-goodie health food—it's …

Nutrition

Fermented Rice- Your New Breakfast Superfood

We just found a new excuse to eat more rice<p>Since I was a kid, I've firmly believed that rice is the best form of carbs- why wouldn't it be? It's …

Nutrition