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The Magic of Butyrate: How Fiber Becomes a Superfood

When you feed the bacteria in your colon a high-fiber diet, certain bacterial species produce a magical, short-chain fatty acid called butyrate. And voila; fiber that is otherwise indigestible becomes a powerful healing substance!   Butyrate is an excellent example of how certain bacteria can do such [...]

By | September 5th, 2018|Gut Brain Health|

The Human Gut: A Foundation for Brain Development and Overall Health

The Gut-Brain Axis is a rapidly progressing field of research. Every month there is more data emerging from universities and private labs around the globe that continues to illuminate the role of gut microbes and intestinal function in human [...]

By | August 28th, 2018|Gut Brain Health|

Glyphosate Found in Breakfast Cereals

Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization that researches toxic chemicals in common products, recently tested popular cereals, granola bars, and instant oatmeal products for traces of glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup products. This report [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Gut Brain Health|