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Sourdough bread is a microbial mystery

– In the beginning, there was sourdough bread. It’s chewy, airy, wholesome. Humans have been baking it for thousands of years, and sourdough bread wouldn’t be possible without a mother dough, also called a sourdough starter. If you leave out water and flour for a while, eventually wild yeasts and bacteria will move in. We…

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How the food you eat affects your gut – Shilpa Ravella

Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi live on or inside of us, and maintaining a good, balanced relationship with them is to our advantage. Together, they form the gut microbiome, a rich ecosystem that performs a variety of functions in our bodies. The bacteria in our guts can break down food the body can’t digest,…

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We never walk alone – nurture your unique gut bugs | Willem de Vos

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