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 […]

Is Your Home Contributing to Health Problems?

The Environmental Working Group reports that indoor air is 2 to 5 times more toxic than the air outside.  Toxins commonly found in homes include PBDEs (flame retardants), VOCs including formaldehyde, phthalates and perfluorinated chemicals (nonstick cookware). If your home contains sources of toxins, it is very difficult to maintain your health.  Making sure the […]