Category Archives: Bacteria

Phenols as Antimicrobials

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Polyphenols: Antimicrobials

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The Human Microbiome

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Microbiota and Health

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The Benefits of Whole Milk

Whole milk is often maligned as being unhealthy, mainly because of the high saturated fat content. However, evidence shows a number of health benefits from consumption of whole milk and fermented milk products such as yoghurt. Milk is a complex … Continue reading

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The Post-Antibiotic Era: Probiotics and Predatory Bacteria

It is undeniable that the advent of antibiotics saved a large number of lives of people who would otherwise have died of bacterial infection. Penicillin was the first widely available antibiotic, but since this time a large number of antibiotics … Continue reading

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GABA Enriched Foods: Antidepressant Effects

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) may decrease blood pressure and lower stress and anxiety in humans. GABA is available as a supplement usually as a powder or capsule. The GABA content if foods can be significantly increased by fermentation using yeast, … Continue reading

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Why Do Supplements Sometimes Not Work?

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Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial overgrowth, are most prevalent in women, and are most commonly treated with antibiotics. However with increasing use of antibiotics comes the problem of antibiotic resistance and associated infections. Therefore there is interest in … Continue reading

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Sugar Consumption Changes Gut Bacteria In Rats

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