Next Generation Probiotics: Bacillus

Found throughout the environment in soil and water, Bacillus bacteria are gram-positive, rod-shaped and form spores.  While the Bacillus family includes a few pathogenic strains, the large majority of are not harmful. Bacillus bacteria have a history of use in traditionally fermented foods, such as natto and iru. They also have been used for treating […]

How does Candida affect Health?

Candida is a naturally occurring, yet “opportunistic” fungus. Certain factors contribute to excess growth of Candida:  antibiotic use, chronic stress, a diet high in carbohydrate, sugar, frequent alcohol consumption, use of hormonal birth control, and imbalance of bacteria in the microbiome.  For people who struggle with fungal overgrowth, it is never just one issue. When […]