Your gut microbes on drugs

Is anyone surprised by this headline? 18 Common Drugs Tied to Altered Gut Microbiome My reaction was more “What, only 18?”. Certainly there’s a general understanding that antibiotics affect gut microbes. After all, antibiotics kill bacteria, so you’d assume those drugs will play havoc with your gut microbe population. But this article describes effects of […]

Artificial sweeteners again

More reason to be suspicious Hardly a day passes that I don’t see some warm and fuzzy headlines about the safety and general wonderfulness of artificial sweeteners.  The ads show up on websites that report on nutrition and medical research.  They show up embedded in emails from nutrition, food and health organizations.  “Debunking the myths […]

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