Tag: gut microbiome

Prolonged Use of PPIs Questioned

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are taken to reduce the pain of heartburn, peptic ulcers, and to relieve gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. Once available only by prescription, they are now sold over-the-counter under such brand names as Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec. They are generally meant to be taken

Swap Whole Grains for Refined and Reap Greater Health Benefits

Whole grains (WG), comprising wheat, oats, rice, barley, and quinoa, among others, are a major food group recommended by international dietary guidelines because of grains’ association with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
More Evidence That WG Are Good for You. New evidence from a study at Tufts

Prebiotics, to Feed Your Good Bacteria

From yogurt to kombucha to supplements, probiotics appear to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, literally and figuratively. Probiotics are live bacteria and are believed to have properties that improve digestive health. Lactobacillus found in yogurt and other fermented foods is just one example. Though the National Center for

Black-Eyed Peas, Please!

The folklore. Black-eyed peas practically define soul food, tantalizing Southern taste buds for more than a century in dishes like slow-cooked Hoppin’ John and, partnered with collard or mustard greens, a New Year’s Day tradition thought to bring good luck. Resembling an eye, these cream-colored legumes with the prominent black

Glyphosate Safety Update

Use of the herbicide glyphosate has skyrocketed, as genetically modified organism (GMO) crops, such as corn and soybeans, which are tolerant to this herbicide, have come into widespread cultivation. These crops and some non-GMO crops (oats, wheat) are also sometimes sprayed late in the growing season to accelerate drying, raising

Foods That Fight Depression and Anxiety: Try Fermented Foods

Foods That Fight Depression and Anxiety: Try Fermented Foods

I have always loved sourdough bread, but I have a newfound love of sauerkraut, fermented mixed veggies, kimchi, and other homemade fermented experiments. The more I learn about the many health benefits of fermented foods, the more my new passion and appreciation for these tangy and satisfying foods grows. To

Boost Your Immunity With Probiotics

Feed your Gut Bacteria for Immunity

Get more dietary fiber and plant foods. Eat at least 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories—that’s 28 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet. Choose whole, minimally processed grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Read labels. Probiotic foods and supplements are not regulated by

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