I bought some Westcombe Cheddar before Christmas. It was made with raw milk and it was delicious. As our understanding of microbes gradually develops, it begins to seem possible that, rather than being a threat to health, unpasteurised dairy
Kitchen sponges contain great numbers of bacteria, some of which may be related to species that can cause infections in humans. Some of our sponges may even contain small numbers of bacteria that are known to cause harm in humans.
What can we do to support our gut microbiome when we have to take antibiotics? There is a great deal we can do to take advantage of the fantastic power of antibiotics, whilst at the same time minimising the detrimental effects they can have on our gut microbiome. Here are some ideas.
Today I have fallen down a hand-washing rabbit hole. What I both love and hate about microbial research is that it is far from straight-forward. And the topic of microbes and hand-washing is no exception. Read on for more detail.
We know that our gut microbes are heavily involved in the activities of our nervous system, our hormonal system and our immune system. They are operating via many different pathways on numerous levels.