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Flora

The good bacteria found in fermented foods like kimchi, yogurt, kefir, and more have long been known to be good for our health. Studies have been piling up with specific ways the gut bacteria we cultivate influence us: mood (depression and motivation), cardio health, digestion, inflammation, weight, and now researchers have found that eating probiotics […]

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The CDC is reminding holiday bakers that it’s gotten doubly dangerous to sneak a taste of raw cookie dough, cake batter, and other uncooked foods. While eggs have been a known risk for food poisoning for decades, in the last few years recalls have put flour into that category as well. If you want to […]

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Studies are starting to peel back the ways that our gut bacteria (and skin bacteria, and other bacteria colonies) may impact not just our health, but potentially who we are. If you enjoy exercise, creativity, or struggle with depression, it might actually be the bacteria. A new preliminary study is taking the causation a bit […]

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Replenish Your Gut Health

October 4, 2018

Odds are, you’ll get at least mildly sick between now and the end of the year. A sinus infection, a cold, the flu, or even food poisoning (including Norovirus) are all common this time of year. What not everyone knows is that you have to replenish your gut bacteria after any of these illnesses—not just […]

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The first thing people think about when the good bacteria that live in you are mentioned: their digestive tract. These bacterial colonies play such a strong role in things like weight, digestive function, and how likely you are to get food poisoning that the strong correlation seems natural. Skin colonies get some attention, too, since […]

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