A new meta-analysis of studies on how probiotics may improve depression, anxiety and perceived stress found a significant mental health improvement over placebo. The article was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in November of 2016. The authors indicate that further studies on the impact of probiotics in patients with clinical depression […]
The holidays are a departure from the norm. From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day we are bombarded by salty snack foods, cheesy hors d’oeuvres, and decadent desserts. The indulgence continues even at work! Who hasn’t over indulged at the office when a pineapple upside down cake mysteriously appeared in the office kitchenette? And finally, alcohol! […]
Yes! Probiotics are good bacteria that anyone can ingest to help restore balance in their gut, even kids.
Dr. Baumgarten M.D. has ten great reasons to take probiotics. As our founder, a medical doctor and nutritionist, he is uniquely qualified for this list.
A University of Cork study found that a probiotic regimen improved anxiety and memory in a group of healthy men.
A study in the journal Science Advances has shown that chimps microflora is more diverse when they spend more time together grooming, sharing food or mating. This diversity may protect them from infection and illness. Listen, it’ll only take a minute. Source: Scientific American By Karen Hopkin
One month in: Ready to Reboot Your New Year’s Resolution? If you made a resolution and you’re not sticking to it, it’s ok! We understand. It’s not easy, and you’re not alone. We’re one month into 2016, and research suggests that 33% of people who made a new year’s resolution ditched it by the end […]
Nutritional Outlook provides a good summary of the current state of probiotics use, safety and research. The article addresses how antibiotics and other characteristics of our western lifestyle affect our delicate microbiome, resulting in implications for many aspects of our health. Looking forward, there is much to learn about the mysteries of the microbiome. Source: […]
Research is showing that the connection between our health and our gut flora is more complex than we imagined and that probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, can be an important science-based part of a daily health practice. Recent research suggests that there is brain-gut connection which can affect our mood and overall mental health. Probiotics have […]
NPR reports on the mental health benefits of probiotics.