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Gut microbes contribute to age-associated inflammation: Mouse study

Inflammation increases with age and is a strong risk factor for death in the elderly, but the underlying cause has not been clear. A study published …

Biology

Sourdough Starters Are Perfect Kitchen Pets

I have started and killed more than half a dozen sourdough starters in my baking life, countertop vessels of bubbly, khaki-colored goo that have …

Baking

Favourite Hong Kong restaurants of LantauMama’s Jacqueline Renee Cohen

We eat very healthily at home, I have home-made fermented items every day, so I am more relaxed when we go out. For a quick lunch, I love stopping in …

Why your diet may be bad for your gut bacteria

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ microbes, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Biology

This Unexpected Thing Messes With Your Gut Health (And Has Nothing To Do With What You Eat)

Sandy is a patient that travels across multiple times zones (from New York to Europe) at least twice a month. When she came to see me, she was …

Wellness

The Host Microbiome Regulates and Maintains Human Health: A Primer and Perspective for Non-Microbiologists.

2017 Mar 14. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-16-2929. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. …

Biology

10 Signs Your Gut Needs A Makeover: A Nutritional Therapist Explains

A healthy and balanced microbiome—the trillions of bacteria in our gut—can help make us slim, happy, sleep well, and even have a strong immune …

Wellness

Antibiotic Use In Young Mice Linked To Inflammatory Disease

Disrupting the early development of a healthy gut microbiome can do serious -- yet reversible -- damage, a study finds.<p>Researchers have long known that childhood antibiotic use can impede the normal growth and development of gut bacteria. This, in turn, affects the function of the immune system ― …

Medicine

How the food you eat affects your gut - Shilpa Ravella | TED-Ed

Watch<p>ThinkOpen Review Body<p>5 Multiple Choice &<br>3 Open Answer Questions<p>Dig Deeper<p>Learn<br>More<p>Discuss<p>1 Guided Discussions &<br>0 Open Discussions<p>Customize This …

TED Talks

The Hippies Have Won (the Plate, at Least)

It’s Moosewood’s world. We’re just eating in it.<p>Consider granola: The word used to be a derogatory term. Now it’s a supermarket category worth nearly $2 billion a year. Kombucha was something your art teacher might have made in her basement. The company GT’s Kombucha brews more than a million …

Restaurants

The most beautiful bacteria you’ll ever see |

Synthetic biologist Tal Danino manipulates microorganisms in his lab to create eye-catching, colorful patterns. Here’s a look at the process he uses …

Biology

Profile: Cortney Burns - Chef/Owner, Motze

24/03/17 | Posted in cured meats, kombucha & pickled vegetables by Bronwen Percival<p>Cortney Burns and her husband and co-chef Nick Balla led the team …

Foodies

Hey, Southeast Portland! Here's the Locked, Unmanned Kombucha Facility You Didn't Ask For

by Megan BurbankToday, at my neighborhood bus stop, I witnessed something terrible. Here it is:FUCK THIS SHIT. MBThat's right! It's an unmanned …

Portland, OR

4 Reasons to Try Open Fermentation

Despite the potential risks for contamination, some brewers insist on fermenting in open containers.<p>Dave Carpenter February 23, 2016<p>Whether your …

Beer

I Tried to Make Wine and Wound Up With a Bacterial Mess

I have all the tools to make great wine. I live on a vineyard surrounded by grapevines. I’ve planted, pruned, and picked grapes. I’ve helped vinify …

Wine

From Gut to Brain: The Inflammation Connection

When a woman experiences fatigue, brain clouding, flat mood, PMS, and constipation, we call it anxiety or stress and we stick her on an …

Inflammation

How to pick the best cheese to eat if you're lactose intolerant

Contrary to what you might think, cheese isn't entirely off the table for people with lactose intolerance.<p>Cheese is what's produced when milk is fermented using microbial cultures and an enzyme called rennet. Those microbes snack on lactose, the sugar that's in the milk, converting it into curds …

Nutrition

Desmond Tan Spreads Love and Tea Leaf Salad in His New Cookbook

The restaurant owner shares the recipes that inspired him to take over San Francisco's Burma Superstar nearly 17 years ago.<p>Desmond Tan was a regular. …

Restaurants

Kombucha – should you be drinking it?

The answer<p>The short answer is "not really". If you want to add fermented food to your diet you’d be better off making your own sauerkraut at home …

Beverages

Kombucha Brewers International aims to set standards for kombucha industry

Kombucha Brewers International (KBI) is working to connect the relatively small but burgeoning kombucha industry by providing common resources and …

Beer

Forget Food—These 3 Habits Impact Your Gut Health Even More

When we talk about gut health, our minds automatically turn to food. And while the foods we eat do determine the mix of good and bad bacteria in our …

Wellness

Why your diet may be bad for your gut bacteria

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ microbes, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Bacteria

Water Kefir Class - 31 March 2017

<b>Join me on Friday 31 March at Le Meridien Cyberport</b> <b>to learn how to make WATER KEFIR!<br>​</b><b><br>Registration Form Below​<br>​</b><br>​Learn, taste and take home your own …

Beverages

Joint Pain, From the Gut

Scientists don't know what causes rheumatoid arthritis, but many suspect that the microbiome—the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tracts—may be to blame.<p>Doctors aren’t entirely sure what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a disease in which the body turns on itself to attack the joints, but …

Grow your own paper (with kombucha!) at this insanely cool workshop

They are words any self-respecting Brooklynite longs to hear: A new way to utilize kombucha.<p>“In this bioart papermaking course you will explore a new …

April 2

How a year in space affected the bacteria in Scott Kelly’s gut

A shift in the GI tract<p>Ten teams of researchers are poring over the data collected for NASA’s Twins study — an experiment to see how a year in space affected the health of astronaut Scott Kelly, compared to the health of his identical twin Mark who stayed on Earth. One of those research groups, …

NASA

The 'Dark Matter' of the Microbial World

You've probably heard about your gut bacteria—now get to know your gut archaea.<p>Microbiology has always been about recognizing the scale of what is unknown. In the beginning, the unknown was that microbes existed at all.<p>The invention of the microscope proved that these tiny, single-celled organisms …

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Barefoot and coated in fine desert dust, Jeff Leach hops around the fire, adjusting logs. Its roaring glow provides the only light as the sun sinks …