Where is the Microbiome Located?

Caroline Beckman

Where is the Microbiome Located? The human microbiome is the collection of trillions of microorganisms that live on and in our bodies. These bacteria, fungi, and viruses outnumber our own cells 10 to 1. The microbiome is the keystone of human health; it has an enormous impact on our immune system, metabolism, and nervous system—even how we think! What is the microbiome? The microbiome is the collection of bacteria and other microbes that live in a particular environment. The gut microbiome, for example, is comprised of trillions of tiny organisms that help our bodies break down food and absorb nutrients—and...

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How Women's Health Probiotics Support Daily Vaginal Health

Caroline Beckman

How Women's Health Probiotics Support Daily Vaginal Health The human body is an organism made up of many different systems, each of which plays a crucial role in keeping us feeling our best. The digestive system is one such system, and it's probably no surprise that it can affect more than just how we digest food: It also impacts our overall well-being by regulating hormones and maintaining a healthy immune system. Many women are familiar with the importance of maintaining healthy vaginal health—and as it turns out, eating probiotic-rich foods like yogurt can make a big difference in how you...

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Why Are Probiotics Necessary?

Caroline Beckman

Why Are Probiotics Necessary? Introduction Probiotics are a huge trend right now, but what exactly do they do? Here we break down everything you need to know about probiotics, including how they work and why they're so important. A healthy gut equals a healthy you. Your gut is where your immune system lives. It’s also where digestion happens, which is why it’s so important to keep the microbiome in check. The health of your gut and its microbiome has a direct effect on your mental health, too. In fact, they're intimately connected: when there are signals of inflammation or an...

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What is the Microbiome?

Caroline Beckman

What is the Microbiome? Introduction The word "microbiome" was first used in the early 2000s, but it wasn't until recently that scientists and doctors began to understand the important role these microbes play in our health. The microbiome is the army of microbes — bacteria, fungi, and viruses — that live on and inside your body. The majority of your microbes live in your gut. There are ten times more bacterial cells in your close-knit community than there are human cells in your body — even though each individual bacterium is much smaller than a human cell. Your microbiome changes...

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It Takes Guts to Feel Good

Caroline Beckman

By the second week of February, it is estimated that 80% of New Years resolutions will fail, according to U.S. News. The reason for such high failure rates lies in the fact that although ambitions to build a fancy and new life goal may be strong, the foundation upon which you are building is weak. During arguably the most crucial and confusing human health battle our generation has experienced, building a strong foundation is more important than ever. As is the case almost every New Year, in 2021, polls show that health-related resolutions top the list. 43% of men and 47% of...

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The Grinch in Your Gut

Caroline Beckman

Mom always said: Too much of a good thing is not a good thing! During the holidays, it’s easy to overindulge. Indeed, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we sometimes eat like we’re spending the last two months of the year at a feast down in Whoville: Then the Whos, young and old, would sit down to a feast. And they'd feast! And they'd feast! And they'd FEAST! FEAST! FEAST! FEAST! Two hundred years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average American consumed around 2 pounds of sugar per year. Fast forward two centuries and multiply this amount by 76 and voila:...

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