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SAY HELLO TO YOUR GUT MICROBIOTA!

  What exactly do microbiota and microbiome mean? Which parts of the body are included in the gut? What kinds of organisms call the gut their home? Why is the gut getting so much attention these days? Let us find out…   In this blog, we regularly talk about the gut and the trillions of bacteria that have a profound impact on our overall mental and physical health. But some of the scientific terms can get a little confusing. So, in this blog post, we explore the various technical terms used and understand their exact meanings and impact on the...

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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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