Category Archives: Bacteria

Antimicrobial Effects of Plant Phenols

One group of phytochemicals in plants, the polyphenols, have been shown to benefit health in a number of ways. The antimicrobial effects of polyphenols are widely reported and many polyphenols in plants are able to inhibit the growth of a … Continue reading

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Gut Microbiota: The Mood Connection

It is understood that certain dietary patterns have a significant influence on the mood of the consumer. For example, consumption of the Mediterranean diet has been shown to decrease the risk of anxiety and depression. This is thought to relate … Continue reading

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Silver as a Bactericidal Agent

A number of metals have been shown to have useful health effects. Silver is one metal that has some interesting health properties. In one role, silver appears to be an effective agent at killing bacteria. In particular, colloidal silver has … Continue reading

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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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