Today is May 11 2020, and the news cycle is still dominated by the Covid-19 issue. At the core of … Continue reading This may be the key to addressing food addiction and obesity
Thanks for visiting my blog! First, a brief bit of news: In the next series of blog posts, I will … Continue reading In Search of the Perfect Microbiome: What to eat for more Akkermansia!
One of the central concepts of The Symbiont Factor is that there are times in nature that organisms can take … Continue reading From the Zombie Files: Ampulex dementor, obesity, and brains. What’s the connection?
One of the most fascinating discoveries of the last decade is the extent of influence that our bacterial microbiome has … Continue reading The Brain as a Puppet: Gut Bacterial Control of Human Development and Behavior
What are the causes of dysbiosis and resultant dysfunction/disease? One cause that seems to be greatly underestimated may be simply … Continue reading Mood: Does it affect gut symbiont health and intestinal function?
Rock-Paper-Scissors is an ancient Chinese game, often used in modern society instead of flipping a coin. The concept is that … Continue reading Brain/Gut/Symbiont function seen as Rock-Paper-Scissors. Or, why you crave french fries and can’t lose weight!
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!