Food Allergies on the Rise?

Children are far more likely than ever before to develop food allergies, particularly in the West. While scientists can’t agree for certain why, here are the two most common and likely explanations…

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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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Your gut microbiome: Keeping it balanced

You may not know it, but some of your best friends are germs. There are over 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses colonizing your gut right now. They’ve formed a cozy community, known as your gut microbiome, that’s quietly working on your behalf to aid digestion, fight off infection, and keep you healthy. When…

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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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