I often make nutritional recommendations to my patients, usually with the intent of improving their microbiome and lowering their inflammation … Continue reading Why one of my Patients would not eat Sardines! Some “inflammatory humor”.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing threat in the world. The concept is simple enough: the frequent use of antibiotics causes … Continue reading What your Doctor Isn’t Telling You about Antibiotics
The HPA axis is not a part of the body that is often discussed. It is a functional “axis” that … Continue reading Autism, Gut Bacteria and the HPA Axis-What is the connection?
Kefir is a fermented milk product with at least a two millenium history of human use. Native people such as … Continue reading Kefir: How to make your own! Plus, some of its health benefits proven by research.
These days it seems that every other person has high cholesterol, high triglycerides, fatty liver disease or is overweight. Many … Continue reading The Symbiont Factor Looks at Triglycerides, Cholesterol, Weight Gain and Fatty Liver Disease
Breakfast at the Matthews household, aka “Symbiont Central,” is often a rushed affair. The reality of several dogs, cats and … Continue reading A Synbiotic Feast: 5 Minute Breakfast, Symbiont Factor Style!
Many endurance athletes experience an increase in upper respiratory infections, with symptoms such as difficulty breathing and ear pain. These … Continue reading Probiotic Yogurt Helps Prevent Respiratory Infections, Increase VO2 Max for Endurance Swimming (and other sports!)
Many soaps, shampoos, toothpastes and cleaners have an ingredient called Triclosan. This ingredient is supposed to help kill bacteria, but … Continue reading Why Antibacterial Soaps May Promote Infections and Disease
The last decade of research has advanced the understanding of life itself to such a degree that our definitions of … Continue reading Symbiotic Gut Bacteria and The Meaning of Life. How Does it Feel to be 1% Human?
If you have read some of the information about the health benefits of probiotics and fermented foods, then you know … Continue reading Kombucha: Fun with SCOBY! A pictorial how-to about a probiotic fermented tea.