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
Sunday morning at the Matthews household, aka Symbiont Central. Late night last night bringing Mom home from the airport, so … Continue reading Sunday Morning at Symbiont Central
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
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.
The human microbiome has been the focus of intense scientific scrutiny for the last decade and some truly surprising discoveries … Continue reading Babies, Breasts, Brains and Bugs: How the Microbiome Helps Build a Baby’s Brain-and How Autism Can Happen if it Doesn’t!
Every fall, the flu shot PR machine revs up again, advising everyone to get a shot to prevent the flu … Continue reading A Probiotic “Flu Shot”?
Probiotics and Testosterone: Helping to Maintain Youthful Levels of Testosterone and Testicular Size A recent study of mice (with parallel … Continue reading Testosterone Maintained at Youthful Levels by Probiotic Bacteria