Prebiotics Side Effects – Things You Want To Avoid

Prebiotics Side Effects – Things You Want To Avoid

The Prebiotic Case Test Results: The Pitfalls of Prebiotic Supplements! So, what happens when you spend nearly two months supplementing with 24 grams of prebiotic fiber a day? Well, for one thing, you get a little gassy. And for another, your microbial diversity, a generally desirable attribute, can actually get worse! See here for...

Missing Microbes Book

Missing Microbes Book

How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues   By Martin J. Blaser MD (Please see our Affiliate Disclosure for linking policies.) Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars This is an impressively well documented book, in part because much of it is based on author Martin J. Blaser’s own research and experiences. In fact,...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending April 14, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending April 14, 2019

Week Three of the Base Case 2 Testing Period April 8, 2019 through April 14, 2019 The third and final week of my “Base Case 2” testing period, in which I followed my regular diet and general lifestyle, having ceased all additional probiotic and prebiotic supplementation. I took a sample Friday and sent it...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending April 7, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending April 7, 2019

Week Two of the Base Case 2 Testing Period April 1, 2019 through April 7, 2019 The second of what I anticipate will be three weeks total of another “Base Case” testing period, in which I will follow my regular diet, and general lifestyle, totally absent any extra probiotic or prebiotic supplementation at the...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 31, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 31, 2019

Week One of the Base Case 2 Testing Period March 25, 2019 through March 31, 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...

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 24, 2019

Microbiome Snapshot Week Ending March 24, 2019

Week Four of the Prebiotic Case Testing Period March 18, 2019 through March 24, 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...

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...