Monthly Archives: February 2019
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Nonstick chemicals are common in U.S. drinking water, federal study suggests
A study quietly released earlier this month by scientists at EPA and the United States Geological Survey suggests the chemicals are widespread. They found some combination of 14 PFAS compounds in all 50 drinking water samples they tested, a dramatic jump from a similar 2016 study that used less sensitive testing methods and found the […]
Vitamin A regulates immune system regulation
“What’s the trick to the microbiome’s work with the immune system? Vitamin A — the bacteria moderate active vitamin A levels in the intestine, protecting the microbiome from an overactive immune response.”