Is Glyphosate Destroying Gut Bacteria?

Is Glyphosate Destroying Gut Bacteria? Glyphosate is a chemical that is very useful to farmers because they can spray it all over their fields. The chemical kills weeds, but leaves the resistant crops untouched. New evidence suggests that even tiny amounts of the herbicide might be harmful to your friendly bacteria. Some scientists say that […]

Many foods can have probiotic benefits

How To Go Pro (as in Probiotics)

Let’s learn how to Go Pro (as in Probiotics). Throughout history, fermented foods have provided probiotic bacteria in the diet. All traditional cultures fermented their foods and lived in and with nature. This created an amazing diversity of gut microbes. WHAT IS FERMENTED FOOD? Food fermentation dates back more than seven thousand years to wine […]

Psychobiotics, The Future of Mental Health?

Have you heard the term psychobiotics? At this year’s National Wellness Conference in October, 2019, I am speaking on Your Brain and Microbiome (Psychobiotics)- New Imperatives for Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health. YOUR SECOND BRAIN “The second brain,” is a mesh-like network of 500 million neurons lines our entire digestive tract from the esophagus to […]

Food Marketing to Children – A Health Risk Needing Attention

“Current food and beverage marketing practices put children’s long-term health at risk.” National Academies’ Institute of Medicine, 2006 The overwhelming majority of foods marketed to children are of poor nutritional quality. Three-quarters (73%) of the foods advertised on television shows intended for children are for convenience/fast foods and sweets. On Nickelodeon, the most popular children’s […]