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Researchers have deep dived into the way that bacteria influence the health of our body. We’re teeming with bacteria—inside and out—which can be good or bad depending on our eating and other lifestyle habits, as well as environmental influences. There are even some viruses that can be a beneficial part of this micro world. But […]

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Apples and other raw fruits and veggies are good for your health, and it’s more than just because of nutrients and fiber: raw fruits and veggies, especially organic ones, support gut health with a variety of beneficial bacteria. If you’re building a diet to support your microbiome, build it on the back of fresh fruits […]

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Some people are very aware of the health (or lack thereof) of the good bacteria that live on our skin, in our guts, and elsewhere. Chronic illness, digestive issues, and more can all be heavily influenced by how our guts are doing—but even if you don’t have a big issue to deal with, smaller issues […]

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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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