Health

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

A Breath of Hive Air Apitherapy

I’ve had a similar, relaxing, intoxicating, and peaceful experience when resting near a hive. I experienced it by accident while reclining on a lounge chair and watching a hive in my backyard. As a commercial beekeeper, who spent most of the day near hives and […]

Human Microbiome News

Human Microbiome News

Scientific American has published New Insights into the Human Microbiome . Of the half-dBozen microbiome articles in the journal, two studies stand out as being among the largest ever conducted on the gut microbes that inhabit healthy people’s large intestines and help with digestion and […]

Coconut Water

Coconut Water

In Wyoming, it comes like this: You can get it that way here too. But in Florida, there’s another option. Green coconuts! They’re quite a bit heavier than the canned stuff. But, with a machete, they can be opened just as fast. Unfortunately I don’t […]

Probiotics and Stress

Probiotics and Stress

Here’s a great Radiolab episode on digestion.If you have time, it’s worth listening to the entire episode. But if time is short, the probiotic section starts at 17:30. Enjoy! -dB

Gut Bacteria and Metabolism

Gut Bacteria and Metabolism

New information from Science Friday: In a new study, researchers were able to make mice lean or obese by altering their gut bacteria. Jeffrey Gordon, an author of the study, discusses how the interaction between diet and the microbial community in our gut influences our […]

Kombucha Withdrawl

Kombucha Withdrawl

Through a series of inadvertent circumstances, I failed to ferment more kombucha and ran out. Days without kombucha turned into weeks. And weeks turned into more than a month before I got serious and starting brewing another batch. most of my pre-kombucha symptoms gradually returned […]

Wild Fermentation

Wild Fermentation

Want to add more probiotic food in your diet? Want to make your own? WildFermentation is a great place to start.   Fermentation makes foods more nutritious, as well as delicious. Microscopic organisms – our ancestors and allies – transform food and extend its usefulness. Fermentation […]

Meet your Microbes

Meet your Microbes

Field Guides “What we need is a full field guide to the microbes that live in and on people, so that we can understand what they’re doing to our lives. We are them; they are us.” (Jonathan Eisen) There’s work going on to define the microbial […]