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ADVANCING AQUACULTURE WITH PROBIOTICS

Aquaculture- the rearing and harvesting of animals and plants in all types of water environments has grown in the last few decades. This is due to multiple factors; the increase in human population and its demand of animal proteins, an international dietary move toward more lean proteins, and overfishing of wildlife for human consumption.

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UNLOCKING THE SEED VAULT

Aleppo, Syria, plagued by war, the region has been in political discussions for months. Aleppo is also the home of a major seed bank, one that has been inaccessible since its abandonment in 2012.

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WHEN THINGS GET HAIRY: PROBIOTICS AND HAIR LOSS

As we age, we start to lose a lot of stuff: eyesight, height, agility…. It can be a little frustrating. But one of the most overwhelming things to lose is hair. Two thirds of men will suffer through some kind of hair loss while women make up 40% of the total amount of people balding each year in the US. Even though this can be a natural occurrence and not dangerous is […]

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BABY, NOW WE GOT BAD BUGS….

It’s quiet; it’s relaxing; it’s yours. Your quiet space is a place of harmony, where you can go to be yourself and be alone. But what if… you’re not actually alone? In your furniture, your clothing, even your favorite blanket, they’re everywhere…. bugs. Good bugs, bad bugs, the whole lot of them. They’re tiny. They’re dirty. They’re everywhere. We’re not talking about actual bugs, like ants or termites

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GAME OF MICROBES: SUPPORT YOUR KINGDOM

A war has begun. Two sides- good and evil- fighting for power. These two opposing sides are fighting for one thing: your Kingdom- you. Whichever one wins will have complete control over your future. This is a Game of Microbes. Why are they fighting? Microbes are constantly fighting in your body. Just like in Westeros, your microbiome has plenty of different “houses” (or bacteria) fighting for control over the […]

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CLEANLY CLEANING: PROBIOTIC CLEANERS!

Something sticky on the floor. Some type of dirt tracked through the entry way. A weird smell coming from the bathroom. It’s summertime and the kids are home– for a while. And they’re bringing their friends– dirt, mud, and germs. Yikes! It’s time to clean, kiddos! But what if we told you that the products you’re using to clean your house are doing more harm than good? Grime and Goo — […]

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PROBIOTICS ON THE BRAIN!

In our speedy, dog-eat-dog world, stress about our daily lives seems almost inevitable; meeting deadlines, getting to work on time, finances, and familial problems are constantly wreaking havoc on our bodies and brains. An increase in stress has been directly linked to weight gain, anxiety, and even memory loss! With how busy we are, meditation and relaxation are mostly our of reach, leaving most professionals to suggest medicine as a […]

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B-B-B-AD TO THE (MICRO)BIOME: IBS AND YOU

In honor of Digestive Diseases Week, we are going to be exploring the different types of digestive illnesses and diseases and possible, all-natural treatments for each of them. Today we are going to be discussing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a non-curable, gestational disease the affects what a person can digest easily and how quickly food passes through the body. People […]

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THE MICROBIOME: USE YOUR GUT

May is 21-24th is Digestive Disease Week so to “celebrate”, we are going to talk about your gut! You may not know it, but your gut is a very important part of your body. In your gut is the microbiome, or the powerhouse of your body. Inside this powerhouse are both good and bad bacteria (they balance each other out, to keep you balanced); however, when this balance gets knocked […]

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LET’S TALK DIRT: SOIL AND YOU

Imagine picking fresh, ripe strawberries right off the vine. You wipe off the dirt to reveal the prize; they’re plump, they’re juicy, and they’re going to help you create the golden fleece of fruit salad. Then, right before you bite into the freshness, someone comes by and pours chemicals all over the berries. Would you still eat them? What if I told you that you have been contaminated by produce most […]

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