Mental Microbes

Mental Microbes Make Mainstream Media In the last two years, lots of major health/fitness publications have released feature stories about the close link between microbiome balance, gut-brain-axis function, and mood states such as depression, anxiety, and stress. Here...

Does the Gut Determine Your Mood?

SHAPE magazine published a nice article on, “The Surprising Way Your Brain and Gut are Connected – can your microbiome affect your risk of mental illness? Experts weigh in.” (Dec 21, 2017 – read the full article here). I was quoted several...

Microbiome Munchies

Microbiome Munchies http://kutv.com/features/fresh-living/feeding-your-microbiome (KUTV) Salt Lake City – Are you feeding your microbiome right? Dr. Shawn Talbott, a nutritional biochemist, joined Brooke and Caitlin on Fresh Living to explain what a microbiome is and...

C-Sections and Obesity

Very interesting article about the importance of microbiome balance for overall metabolism… Increased weight gain by C-section: Functional significance of the primordial microbiome http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/10/eaao1874 Abstract Epidemiological...

How to be Happier

The New York Times – and the stellar science/health writer Tara Parker-Pope (@nytimeswell on Twitter) has pulled together and excellent guide on “How to Be Happy” – and just in time for summer! Read the full guide HERE Some of the research-supported tips include:...

Eat Like a Hazda?

Should we be eating like our ancestors? Here’s a very nice article discussing the pros/cons of trying to eat diet more similar to our “hunter-gatherer” ancestors. The example here is the Hadza tribe of Tanzania – which has been shown in...