Category Archives: Bacteria

The Forgotten Factor In Good Health: Gut Health

The evidence that a balanced diet can improve health is now overwhelming. In fact, diet is likely the single biggest factor that can affect a person’s health and wellbeing. Many foods have been identified that can cause ill health, and … Continue reading

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Can Probiotics Elevate Mood?

Probiotics are bacteria populations that can be taken as food or supplements. Yoghurts are a food form of probiotics. Probiotics survive the acid environment of the stomach and then pass to the small intestine where they grow. Evidence suggests that … Continue reading

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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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