Post Tagged with: "microbiome"

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
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
A New Frontier: The Human Microbiome

A New Frontier: The Human Microbiome

In third grade, the word ‘fart’ was completely off-limits. A mere utterance of the forbidden term would incite thunderous laughter, incapacitating the class with a serious case of the giggles. Because of the entire hubbub around this natural body process, I distinctly remember one revolutionary third grade lesson. When our[Read More…]

by June 3, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top