Microbiome

People across the world have been using fermentation to preserve food for thousands of years. It is only recently that scientists have started to learn about the associated health benefits. Fermentation of fruits and vegetables is mainly lactic acid fermentation. If conditions are ideal, lactic a...
70% of the immune system lies in the gut.  In 2020, we understood what really is essential to us. Conversations began around the bare minimum requirements. There were some that were beyond our reasonable control like groceries. But, the most vital was something in our control, our bodies, our lif...
How significant is balance? Be it in the context of work life, a relationship, our body’s internal systems or bacteria? That is no typo my friend, we did really mean the balance of bacteria.  There are trillions of bacteria in our gut and a unique balance of good and bad bacteria. The good bacter...
Kombucha is a fizzy, mildly sour tea made by the fermentation process of tea leaves and sugar. It is consumed around the world for its miraculous health benefits and is known as ‘the elixir of life’. It boosts energy, builds immunity, helps in detoxification, aids digestion, reduces stress and is...
Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage which is fermented for a couple of days resulting in amazing health benefits. Sauerkraut is prepared under conditions that promote growth of good bacteria.  Sauerkraut is believed to have originated around 6000 years ago in Eastern and North Asia and was eventuall...
The gut microbiome is a name given to the collection of trillions of microorganisms in our gut. They include bacteria, fungi, viruses, and archaea. They are responsible for metabolism, immune system and neuroendocrine response. They help in digestion, nutrient absorption, waste removal, hormonal ...
Imagine you have just ordered your favourite pizza and are waiting for the delivery guy to arrive. Does your stomach start churning and your mouth start watering just by thinking about it? Digestion process starts way before we actually take our first bite.The bell rings and you rush towards the ...
Got a feeling you’re not alone? Forget alien life forms—we’re talking an altogether different kind of critter: the trillions of microbes that call your body home. The majority of these tiny creatures live in your gastrointestinal tract. But how did they get there? What do they do? What happens ...