6 Days to Better Gut Health

The microscopic organisms that live within our digestive system are on the move. They’re in a constant cycle of growth, death, and adaptation. The adaptation part is crucial. It’s how tiny critters like bacteria maintain survival. And it happens very rapidly. Scientists once thought that making a change to the human gut microbiome might take…

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Earn $13,000 a year selling poop?

Each year millions of healthy men and women donate their blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm in an effort to help others while earning a little extra cash. Needles and reproductive material not your thing? No problem. How do you feel about feces? You could earn up to $13,000 a year selling your poop. So says…

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The Truth: Diet Impacts Mental Health

The World Health Organization says 1 in 4 people will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder at some point in their lives. As scientists dig deeper, they’re finding a strong link between what we eat and our state of mind. Food for Thought Two recent studies looking at schizophrenia and depression add to…

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Could Your Poop Be Your Hidden Superpower?

Most of us aspire to be something great: an artist, hero, teacher, or leader. Maybe you just strive to be a great parent, neighbor, coworker, or friend. But there’s probably one place you never expected to find a hidden superpower: your poop. The Gut Microbiome A microbiome is the collection microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi)…

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Gut Bacteria Closely Linked to Age

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of another academic article our gut health nerds found interesting… Trillions of microscopic bacteria, fungi, and viruses make the human gut their home. They’re collectively known as the gut microbiome. Although the microbiome is mysterious and there’s a lot…

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Gut-brain Connection: Does this mean IBS is all in your head?

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of another academic article our gut health nerds found interesting… “We can’t find anything wrong with you.”                   “The test results are all negative.”              …

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Anti-inflammatory Diet for IBD: Is it worth it?

At Vivante, we’re the digestive health experts. We live for this stuff. Here’s a short summary of some more info our gut health nerds found interesting… Intro Belly pain, bloating and diarrhea are just a few of the unwelcome symptoms that most inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients endure. For many of them, though, diet can…

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