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Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shifting to a diet that’s packed with pork, cheese and eggs has a big influence on the trillion of bacteria living in our guts, even after just a few days, new research shows. And some of these changes probably aren’t so good. One type of microbe that flourishes under the meat-based diet has been linked to diseases in mice.

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Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

Gut Bacteria Might Guide The Workings Of Our Minds

| November 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Anxious mice calm down when they get an infusion of gut microbes from mellow mice. That has scientists wondering if gut microbes play a role in the human brain, too. Research on that is only just beginning. But it’s intriguing to think there could be a real truth to the phrase “gut feelings.”

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