Can Bacteria Cause or Prevent Breast Cancer View More

When it comes to women’s health, there are few things scarier than the “c” word, especially breast cancer.  After all, it accounts for 25% of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer death among women.  And while we have some understanding of risk factors, it’s clearly not enough because almost ¾ of diagnoses… Continue Reading

The Secret World Inside You - Obesity (2) View More

by Yvette La-Garde   Do you long for foods that aren’t good for you?  Is your metabolism sluggish?  Do you retain body fat and gain weight easily?   If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to take stock of your gut microbiome – the collection of microbes that live in… Continue Reading

Traveler's Diarrhea View More

Traveler’s Tummy, Dheli Belly, Montezuma’s Revenge. Whatever name it goes by one thing is certain, Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD) is uncomfortable at best and downright deadly at worst. And if you’re planning that summer vacation to faraway destinations, you likely have legitimate concerns about getting sick.   The good news? Taking a good quality probiotic supplement… Continue Reading

Yogurt and Smaller Waist Size View More

Cool, creamy, and just a little bit tart – yogurt almost feels like an indulgent treat. Top it with a bit of fruit, maybe some almonds, and it’s like having dessert for breakfast. And while we’ve always known that yogurt is good for your health, it turns out it’s also good for your waistline.  … Continue Reading

why probiotics are good for acne View More

Has your dermatologist prescribed a topical or oral antibiotic to help clear your acne? Along with benzyl peroxide and retinoids, antibiotics remain the front line of treatment for acne in teenagers and in adults.   Antibiotics are designed to tamp down P. acnes, the bacterial species that reside on the skin and are associated with… Continue Reading

Feeling Down? How Psychobiotics Can Help View More

Here’s a new neuroscience buzzword you need to know: psychobiotics. No, it doesn’t mean you’re crazy about probiotics, although you should be. Psychobiotics are live organisms (probiotics) that ingested in sufficient quantities; work on the brain-gut axis to help with psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Wait, what?   That’s right, depression, the mood disorder that causes… Continue Reading