Gut Bacteria Balance is in Flux

The 100 trillion bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract are the subject of many studies currently underway. Researchers the world over are trying to figure out which microbes…

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Butyrate and the Immune System

Some of your gut bacteria—especially the beneficial Bifidobacteria—produce an important short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) called butyrate. They do this by fermenting fiber in the digestive tract. Butyrate acts as a…

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Probiotics for Oral Health

The digestive tract is usually thought of as the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, but it actually begins right in the mouth, where digestion begins. The entire digestive tract, beginning in…

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