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Probiotics for Alzheimers

In this month’s video, Dr. Brian Orr talks about Alzheimer’s disease and probiotics. Can Probiotics Change Your Brain? A recent paper in Scientific Reports got my attention. It provides strong and detailed evidence for the use of probiotics to induce multiple changes in the diseased brains of mice with Alzheimer’s (AD). These probiotic-induced changes appear to […]

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What are Fermented Foods all about?

Fermentation is the process of converting carbohydrates into alcohol and carbon dioxide or organic acids, using yeasts, bacteria or a combination. The science of fermentation is known as Zymology. Fermentation is used to produce alcoholic beverages and is also used in the preservation techniques of foods.   Food fermentation has been said to serve five […]

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What is Kombucha Tea?

Kombucha is a fermented beverage consumed by many cultures throughout the world. It has become more popular in the US over the last few years as alternative health care has become more popular. It is possible to make your own kombucha at home, but unless you really know and understand what you are doing it […]

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What is the difference between Probiotics and Prebiotics?

As mentioned in the previous article, PRObiotics are beneficial microorganisms that contribute to a healthy intestinal tract and digestion, while PREbiotics are the food sources which support the growth of these favorable bacteria. By colonizing the digestive tract of mammals, probiotic bacteria provide many beneficial effects to the host, including stimulation of the immune system and synthesis of vitamins such […]

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What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are, generally speaking, beneficial bacteria that live in your digestive system. Probiotics offer a large number of benefits, and many doctors refer to them as the root of a healthy body. They are well known for promoting optimal nutrient absorption. They achieve this by preventing overgrowth of other bacteria and fungi, which may ‘steal’ nutrients from your […]

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