From polar ice caps to deep in your gut, microbes are everywhere. Learn how they impact our bodies, our health, and our planet.

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IBS, the Microbiome and the Potential of Probiotics:
FDA authorizes IND to study the effects of DS-01 (Daily Synbiotic) on patients living with IBS

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 4:57 AM

Cramping. Abdominal pain. Bloating, gas, and diarrhea. These are unpleasant words to read and even more troublesome to endure physically. But that’s the day-to-day experience of those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, the most common gastrointestinal condition worldwide. IBS affects an estimated 10-15% of the U.S. population and nearly 12% of all...

Bacteria for Bees

Posted on Friday, August 14, 2020, at 10:54 PM

Meet the honey bee.The honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is one of our most vital insect pollinators, responsible for nearly a third of our global food crops¹—from avocados to coffee to blueberries, and even cotton.But widespread pesticide use, along with climate change, disease, and habitat loss, has contributed to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)², reducing honey...

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Five Whole-Body Benefits of Probiotics

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 6:44 PM

An alarming 61% of Americans suffer from digestive discomfort (1). For many, probiotics offer a potential solution to a chronic problem. Specific strains of probiotics have been shown to ease bloating, alleviate constipation, and promote regularity. But the benefits of probiotics go far beyond the gut. Certain probiotic strains can impact your systemic health—think improvements...

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7 Ways To Consider Your Microbiome This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a time of reflection and reconnection. It’s also a time of overindulgence, stress, and sickness. We tend to abandon our routines, deprioritize our health, and come January, seek atonement through resolutions we often fail to keep—a pattern most of us have experienced and recognize.And just as hard as the holidays can...

Body as a Wonderland of Microbes

Your Body Is A Wonderland (Of Microbes): An Introduction To The Microbiomes Of The Human Body

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When we hear the word microbiome, most of us think of gut bacteria, and for good reason. The digestive tract is where the majority of your 38 trillion microbes live and work. It’s also the primary destination for most prebiotic and probiotic products, including Seed’s Daily Synbiotic. But did you know there at least a...

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Where Does Your Microbiome Come From?

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Your body is home to a diverse community of 38,000,000,000,000 (that’s 38 trillion!) microorganisms (1). Most of them reside in your gut, where they help aid in essential functions like digestion, immune response, and nutrient absorption. You’ll also find smaller communities in places like the mouth, skin, vagina, and penis.Organs we once thought were sterile—the...

We waged war with antibiotics

We waged a 100-year war against bacteria. Now, we need their help.

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The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) recently reported that the wellness industry, which encompasses everything from nutrition and fitness to personalized and preventive medicine, accounted for 5.3% of worldwide economic output in 2017. That translates to a staggering $4.2 trillion, up from $3.4 trillion in 2013, the year of GWI’s inaugural report.You might think that this...

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There’s a Scale for Your Poop. Here’s How to Read It.

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Poop is one of the most important and visible biomarkers of your health. It’s also surprisingly complex—a watery mixture of bacteria (living and dead), cellular lining, fiber, fats, proteins, mucus, bile, and other compounds your body couldn’t digest.Most of us sit on the toilet, pull up a YouTube video, flush, and move on with our...

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The Superfood You (And Your Microbes) Aren’t Getting Enough Of

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With all the noise about superfoods and fad diets (have you met a breatharian yet?) it’s easy to forget about the fundamentals of healthy eating.These include maintaining a well-balanced diet made up of mostly whole foods, and seeking out essential nutrients that cannot be synthesized by the body—vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids, to...

Womens Health Revolution of Microbes

The Gender Data Gap Is Real. Here’s How We Can Fix It.

Posted on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 7:19 PM

♪ It’s a man’s man’s man’s world ♪As British journalist Caroline Criado Perez demonstrates in her recent book, Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, much of our society—from public spaces and workplaces to safety standards and medical training programs—has been designed by men, using data collected by men about the male...