Category Archives: Probiotics

What is the microbiome?

The microbiome is considered to be the whole constellation of bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract,  predominantly in the colon.   There are over 100 trillion bacteria present–more than the number of cells that you have in your body.   These bacteria are very important for digestion,  and for producing various  hormones and neurotransmitters. … Read More

Probiotics

Now what about probiotics?   What are they?   Many companies are now advertising that they are adding probiotics to the food  (cereals,  yogurt,  and other foods).   Why would you want to include them as a supplement or as part of your diet? Well,  probiotics are essentially the good bacteria  that live  in   your gastrointestinal tract.   … Read More