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 […]

SIBO, brain fog and probiotics

When it comes to nutrition, yes you can get too much of a good thing.  Excess intake of many Health Halo nutrients and foods can create adverse — even dangerous — effects.  Water and certain fat soluble vitamins are some examples.   I came across a pretty fascinating study recently that examined the connection between […]

Quick Guide to DIY Kombucha

“Kom-booka, koom-basha, kum-baka?”  Whether or not you can pronounce it, Kombucha (kom-bOO-cha) tea has been popping up in grocery store coolers everywhere. Restaurants and cafes are even offering it on tap. As a nutrition student, I frequently get questions regarding this mysterious fizzy drink. To satisfy my own curiosity, I’ve started making my own! But, […]

Is healthy gut microbiome the health future?

The more I read about probiotics and the gut microbiome, the more I believe that gut health is going to determine our future understanding of human health.  And not just digestive function.  There’s growing evidence that gut microbes affect brain function: everything from mood to cognition to social behaviors.  In terms of how that information gets […]

Gut feeling: probiotics may affect our moods

Probiotics and gut health are a very hot topic in nutrition these days.  It’s not just about piling on the fiber anymore.  We want to nurture beneficial microbes and discourage bad ones.  The connection to healthy digestion and immune function are rather obvious.  The connection to brain function and behavior?  Not so much, but that […]

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