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The Human Microbiome

What is it?

TED: Meet Your Microbes

RadioLab: Guts

TED: How Bacteria "Talk"

University of California: Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds?

 


What does it do for you?

NPR: Gut Bacteria and Metabolism

NIH: The Gut-Brain Axis: The Missing Link in Depression

University of California: Gut Bacteria and Cancer

How We Evolved to Benefit from Fermented Food

 

How should we take care of it?

Glyphosate and Beneficial Bacteria

Your Ticket to a Healthy Microbiome

NIH: Post-Antibiotic Gut Mucosal Microbiome Reconstitution

 

Analyses of Fermented Foods

Absorption of Fermented Turmeric

A Review on Kombucha Tea

Analysis of a Kombucha Ferment

Ingredient Benefits

Ginger

  • Ginger contains gingerol which is the main bioactive compound in ginger responsible for much of its medicinal properties. Powerful antioxidant effects and anti-inflammatory

  • Ginger is highly effective against nausea calming properties

  • Long History of use as a sea sickness remedy and evidence that it may be effective as a prescription medication

  • 1-1.5 grams of ginger can help prevents nausea such as sea sickness, nausea from sickness, morning sickness

  • Ginger can be effective at reducing day-to-day progression of muscle pain and may reduce exercise induced muscle soreness

  • Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes

Turmeric

  • Contains curcumin a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin
  • Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound which is helpful since chronic inflammation contributes to many common western diseases
  • Curcumin suppresses many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. It stimulates your bodys own antioxidant enzymes
  • Many studies have shown that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs

Beets

  • One of the best sources of natural nitrates which fuel the body with nitric oxide a compound that turns blood vessels into superhighways for nutrient and oxygen-rich blood.
  • Liver and kidneys are our body’s filtration system they kick out heavy metals, toxins, and waste from our bloodstreams. Due to beets potassium rich makeup it keeps BP down and allows kidneys to function properly
  • One of the top sources for antioxidants and contain glutamine an amino acid that it vital to the health of our intestinal tract.
  • High nitrate content of beets helps to increase blood flow to areas of the brain linked to cognitive disorders like degeneration and dementia