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Sunday, August 17, 2014

10 Tips for a Healthy Microbiome

Our bodies contain 10 times more microbial cells than human cells and 200 times more microbial genes than human genes. The collective community of microorganisms and their genes is called our microbiome and we wouldn’t live long without it.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Are Fecal Transplants the New Probiotcs?


Despite the marvels of modern medicine, nature is sometimes still the best cure. One good example is fecal microbiota transplant or FMT, which involves the transfer of stool from a healthy person to a sick person. This ancient technique, which dates back to fourth-century China, is making a comeback because it can cure an infection that is too often incurable: Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff.