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Shannon Kamins

DOES GUT BACTERIA AFFECT MY PERSONALITY?

An Oxford study found that the guts of sociable people have diverse good bacteria with higher numbers of certain strains. And people with more positive social ties in their lives are healthier due to good bacteria causing reduced inflammation in the body.   Let's talk Personality... It is the collection of all the characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that differentiate us from each other. Researchers today widely use the five-factor theory to study personality; according to it, the broad dimensions are:  Openness - willingness to try new activities, creative, artistic, curiosity,  Conscientiousness - aware of actions and consequences, goal-oriented, sense of duty Extraversion - outgoing, sociable,...

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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 GUT AND DISEASE CONTROL, PART 2 - OBESITY

Research has proven that Probiotics+Prebiotics help in creating a healthy gut, which in turn helps in making us stronger, healthier, and happier. But how exactly does good bacteria way down in the gut make systems all over the body better? How does it help in preventing or controlling diseases in other parts of the body? This series of articles aims to shed light on these questions and more, and this week, we talk about obesity.     World Health Organization has estimated that worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975; by 2035, more than 39% of the worldwide adult population...

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