Gut Microbiome Tutorial
Here is a thorough and clearly illustrated overview of the human gut microbiome. Watch this to improve your understanding of probiotics for your health.
Digestive System Tutorial
To learn about your gut health, watch this clear and easy-to-follow overview of the your digestive system. Click here to watch:
Professor Martin Blaser and Antibiotics
We would like to introduce you to one of our best scientific minds in the field of microbiology in the United States, Professor Martin Blaser of New York University (NYU). NYU named a research lab after him, the Blaser Lab. His work has been a gift to humanity and we encourage you to learn more about him if you want to learn more about what you can do for your health. We had the fortune of having a lengthy one-on-one discussion with him at the first Organizational Meeting of the International Human Microbiome Consortium sponsored by the National Institute of Health in December 2007.
Gut-Feeling – Ventures into the Microbiome
If you’d like to learn about what is happening in the research field of the microbiome, watch this. This is the video of the VLAB Microbiome conference that was held at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in February 2015. NuBiome, Inc., maker of Liovi(TM) Probiotic Drink, was one of 4 featured microbiome organizations that were hosted in a separate meeting at the event. About 100-200 people sampled Liovi(TM) Probiotic Drink before this recorded talk started. It was a great and engaging crowd to share our drink with..
Nobel Laureate’s Metchnikoff’s Discovery of Lactobacillus bulgaricus
Check out the story behind the Nobel Prize winning Russian scientist, Ilya Metchnikoff, who discovered Lactobacillus bulgaricus, the species that the B-30892 strain belongs to that makes Liovi(TM) Probiotic Drink. He associated the longevity of the Bulgarians to their consumption of yogurt. Metchnikoff was a professor at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He thought that people aged because putrefactive (proteolytic) microorganisms produced toxic substances in the bowels. Proteolytic bacteria such as clostridia, which are part of the normal gut microbiome, produce toxic substances including phenols, indols and ammonia from the digestion of proteins. He believed that these toxins caused many of the physical changes associated with old age. He believed that milk fermented with lactic-acid bacteria inhibited the growth of proteolytic bacteria because of the acid produced by the fermentation of lactose. Metchnikoff had also observed that certain rural populations in Europe, for example in Bulgaria and the Russian Steppes who drank milk fermented by lactic-acid bacteria lived a very long time, often over 100 years. Based on these facts, Metchnikoff proposed that consumption of fermented milk would colonize the intestine with harmless lactic-acid bacteria and decrease the intestinal pH and that this would suppress the growth of proteolytic bacteria.
Metchnikoff even reported that the special kind of Lactobacilli in samples of Bulgarian yogurt was the only bacterium that never harmed people.
What to Eat to Support Your Microbiome
During our in-store demos, many people ask us what they should eat to help the healthy bacteria in their gut. Some of the best things to eat are foods that are high in prebiotics, the fiber in plants that feed our gut bacteria. To learn more about the science of why prebiotics from plants are good for us, please check out these videos.