#GetBooched — microbiome

DOES MY ENVIRONMENT AFFECT MY MICROBIOME?

Image © Andrew Wyton   Scientific studies have proven that eating a diverse and probiotic-rich diet leads to healthier gut bacteria. But what effect does exposing oneself to different environments have on the gut microbiome? We live in a clean world but should we not? Should we get dirtier to get healthier?   We come into this world with a certain microbiome makeup influenced by our genes and delivery method. Once here, our environment – diet, culture, geography, hygiene, antibiotic usage – changes our microbiota over a lifetime. And any imbalance (dysbiosis) between the gut microbiota and the body affects our mental...

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Shannon Kamins

PSYCHOBIOTICS / PSYCHOBIOME: A LOVE LETTER FROM BOOCH TO YOUR GUT

  It is the season of love! And we would like to showcase our love for the gut bacteria and the hard work they do to keep us healthy and happy. Love is a key ingredient in Booch’s kombucha and jun. Let us tell you about the benefits of love and positive energy, in addition to probiotics, on your gut and mind.   Psychobiome (psychology+microbiome) includes all the gut bacteria that influence the communication between the gut and the brain and affect mental health - how we feel, think, and act. Psychobiotics (psychology+probiotics) are the specific subtypes of probiotics and prebiotics...

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Shannon Kamins

HEALTHY DIET = PREBIOTICS + PROBIOTICS?

Are prebiotics different from probiotics? Should I have both or either one will make me healthy? Which foods contain both? Which is more important for my gut? Let us find out the science-backed answers to these and more questions.   Back in the 1970s and 80s, Yale laboratories conducted a study to understand the relationship between the gut bacteria and liquids that entered the gut. They found that the ecology inside our gut is made up of microorganisms that live there and the nutrients that these organisms feed on, i.e. microecology = dietary fiber + probiotics + prebiotics. This microecology...

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