THE MICROBIOME SUMMIT
Many discoveries have been made about the impact that our microbiome has on our health. But the way that medicine and food production are practiced have not grown along with it.
Our modern way of life is so clean that we’re wiping away our microbial friends. We’ve got a “hygiene hangover” that’s impacting our overall health, but there are steps that we can take to reintroduce helpful microbes.
Probiotics have an interesting story dating back to 1984 when a researcher decided to go against the mainstream. He endured ridicule and scrutiny – but was able to craft the global definition of probiotics that we use today.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most prescribed drugs in North America. What are these drugs, why are they being used, and can they cause unwanted effects – especially to the microbiome?