Post Tagged with: "Microbial Explorations"

Antibac Needs to Go

Antibac Needs to Go

It’s an undeniable truth that antibacterial is in vogue. Supermarket aisles champion the word, while most common products proudly tout this label. Even though the “kills 99.9 percent of germs” motto is beneficial to sales, this line is absolutely terrifying. But, wait, shouldn’t we be getting rid of the germs?[Read More…]

by August 15, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Beware of the Salad

Beware of the Salad

Eating healthy can be one of the biggest social exclusions. When you are determined to eat well but have friends who scarf down pizza by the minute, it’s hard to finish a bowl of greens in front of them. Lucky for us, Georgetown’s culture is slightly anomalous — we love[Read More…]

by July 29, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Organic Pro-tips

Organic Pro-tips

I never really understood the organic craze as a teenager. Around the mid-2000s, the label “organic” suddenly emerged and spread with vigorous intensity, surpassing the r-naught value of measles. Restaurants, cafes and supermarkets fell in love with the term, pasting it seemingly indiscriminately on any product in sight — fruits,[Read More…]

by July 16, 2015 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Your Diet, Your Microbiome

Your Diet, Your Microbiome

This summer, my family veered on the adventurous side and planted one baby hibiscus tree in the yard. This may not sound particularly daring, but given our decades-long stance on refusing to grow anything remotely green or photosynthesizing in nature, our decision bordered on defiance and radicalism. As we tended[Read More…]

by July 1, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Beneficial Bacteria

The Beneficial Bacteria

When was the last time that you encountered microorganisms? Perhaps in a high school biology class, a doctor’s office or a dorm shower? Take a deep breath, expand your lungs with fresh air and slowly exhale to truly consider the scale of this question. Believe it or not, you incorporated[Read More…]

by June 17, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top