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.
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 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
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.
Having a healthy population of gut bacteria is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your … Continue reading Simple Steps to Being a Good Host to your Symbionts: Stress Reduction to Become a Happy Holobiont
Hello, and welcome to The Symbiont Factor blog! I will be writing about everything related to gut bacteria, symbiont organisms, … Continue reading Introduction to The Symbiont Factor Blog