Are Probiotics Bad For You?

Are Probiotics Bad For You?

When Good Microorganisms Turn Bad We are constantly bombarded with advertisements extolling the many virtues of consuming probiotics, whether in pill form, as a component of traditional fermented foods, and more recently in unlikely places as an additive to protein shakes, coffee, and, yes,.. Coffee protein shakes. And while there is evidence suggesting there...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 17, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 17, 2019

Week Three of the Prebiotic Case Testing Period March 11, 2019 through March 17, 2019 New to the MicrobioME Project? New to Microbiome Bulletin? If so, you might want to check out, The MicroboME Project, the About “Us” page, the Microbiome Glossary, and, “Microbiome Hype.” And you can check all the MicrobioME Project posts...

What Is A Prebiotic?

What Is A Prebiotic?

You Would Think This One Wouldn’t Be Complicated. “What is a prebiotic?” It’s just a definition, right? That was my first thought as well. I thought wrong. It is actually not only complicated, but controversial. Yes, everything is controversial these days, but we’re talking about fiber here. And yet, passions arise! Before we go...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 10, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 10, 2019

Week Two of the Prebiotic Case Testing Period March 4, 2019 through March 10, 2019 New to the MicrobioME Project? New to Microbiome Bulletin? If so, you might want to check out, The MicroboME Project, our About “Us” page, our Microbiome Glossary, and, “Microbiome Hype.” And you can check all the MicrobioME Project posts...

Do Probiotics Work? Yes! But…

Do Probiotics Work? Yes! But…

The Probiotic Case Test Results New to the MicrobioME Project? New to Microbiome Bulletin? If so, you might want to check out, The MicroboME Project, our About “Us” page, and “Microbiome Hype.” And you can check all the MicrobioME Project posts in the MicrobioME Project Category. Do probiotics work? After a three-week testing period...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 3, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 3, 2019

Week One of the Prebiotic Case Testing Period February 25, 2019 through March 3, 2019 New to the MicrobioME Project? New to Microbiome Bulletin? If so, you might want to check out, The MicroboME Project, our About “Us” page, and a recent post I wrote, “Microbiome Hype.” And you can check all the MicrobioME...

Microbiome Hype

Microbiome Hype

We Need More, Not Less Is it possible to under-hype something in an age of targeted marketing, social media, viral memes, and companies and individuals at the ready to capitalize on any passing fad that happens to capture the public’s imagination? I find myself surprised to say yes, particularly if my experience with clients...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending February 24, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending February 24, 2019

Week Three of the Prebiotic-Probiotic Case Testing Period February 18, 2019 through February 24, 2019 New to the MicrobioME Project? New to Microbiome Bulletin? If so, check out the links below, otherwise, read on! The MicroboME Project About “Us” And you can check all the MicrobioME Project posts in the MicrobioME Project Category. This...

Great Oral Health Probiotics

Great Oral Health Probiotics

Targeted Probiotic Yields Targeted Results Rating Great Oral Health Probiotics are one of the few probiotics I decided to take for a specific reason in the hopes of a specific outcome. Typically, as in the Genuine Health Advanced Gut Probiotic I last reviewed, I take probiotics (and supplements in general) for overall long-term health...

MicrobioME Snapshot Week Ending February 17, 2019

MicrobioME Snapshot Week Ending February 17, 2019

Week Two of the Prebiotic-Probiotic Case Testing Period February 11, 2019 through February 17, 2019 New to the MicrobioME Project? New to Microbiome Bulletin? If so, check out the links below, otherwise, read on! The MicroboME Project About “Us” Quick review of the overall status of the MicrobioME Project: The first “Base Case,” which...