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Immunity

  • Innate vs. Adaptive Immune System. What’s the Difference?

    Our body is such a complex system. Two main components have an impact on how this system works. In historical, scientific references, these all-powerful forces might be described as nature vs. nurture. Nothing is a better example of nature vs. nurture than our immune system. Most notably, we’re talking about the innate and adaptive immune […]

  • Types of Crohn’s Disease: Which IBD Do You Have?

    The world of gastrointestinal disorders is a complicated one. We all have unique gut biomes, genetics, and dietary preferences. All of these play a critical role in determining the GI conditions we have. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to wellness. That’s why there are five types of Crohn’s Disease. Which one might you have?   […]

  • Innate vs. Adaptive Immune System. What’s the Difference?

    Our body is such a complex system. Two main components have an impact on how this system works. In historical, scientific references, these all-powerful forces might be described as nature vs. nurture. Nothing is a better example of nature vs. nurture than our immune system. Most notably, we’re talking about the innate and adaptive immune […]

  • How to Boost A Baby’s Immune System with Probiotics in Breast Milk

    Probiotics in breast milk can help boost infant gut microbiota and immune system. Learn about the benefits of breastfeeding and probiotics in breast milk.

  • Black Gold: Pepper

    Unlike table salt which is found all around the world, black pepper is indigenous to the Malabar coast, in SW India. The Indians have been using this special spice since 2000 BC? Would you believe that peppercorns were found stuffed into the nostrils of mummified Ramses the Great?   It is well known that by […]
  • Probiotics In Breast Milk

    By Jun Kim Ph.D.     Recently breast milk even seems to have become a significant commodity with for-profit companies such as Prolacta Biosciences processing 2.4 million ounces in 2014, which compares to 3.1 million ounces dispensed in 2013 by all 18 nonprofit milk banks in the Human Milk Banking Association of North America. Such […]

  • The Good, The Bad and The Acne — The Skin Microbiota

    By Ericca Steele   Acne is the most common skin disease among Americans affecting 80%-85% of the population, largely being adolescents. It’s safe to say that there is no magic cure that works for everyone — I’ve spent a fortune on beauty products and medications over the years looking for the answer myself (Sorry, I […]

  • FODMAP: What Does This Map Really Show?

    High FODMAP foods are sometimes healthy ones that can cause bloat and gas. Sometimes switching to a low FODMAP diet can improve stomach problems. Here’s how!

  • Stomach Bacteria Besties: Immune Cells and Microbes Communicate!

    A fascinating scientific observation recently exposed just how complex our gut health is. Through microbiome testing, scientists discovered that stomach bacteria actually communicate with immune cells to help protect beneficial microbes. This breakthrough further exemplifies the importance of gut health and microbiome testing. Let’s take a look at this discovery and what it means for […]

  • Leaky Gut and HIV: Which Bacteria Strain May Help Patients?

    Leaky Gut Syndrome affects millions of people around the world and is associated with a litany of medical conditions. Perhaps no illness is closely tied to leaky gut more than Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Thankfully, a recent study found a promising hope to create a disassociation between leaky gut and HIV patients. Let’s take a […]

  • How to Use Star Anise

    We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to support gut health. However, as we move forward, we keep finding that the answers to our GI problems are remedies from the past. Our ancestors turned to star anise to help prevent illness and to provide relief for gastrointestinal distress. Today, you can use star anise […]

  • Meet Your Immune System Cells

    70% of your immune system is derived from your digestive tract. Furthermore, 80% of your immune cells are facilitated within the gut biome [1]. Therefore, your gut health is crucial to the robustness and dexterity of your immune system. Need more reason to get a gut biome test? Learn a bit more about your immune […]

  • Whatever Symptoms You May Be Feeling, We're Here To Help!

    Ombre’s Gut Check™ system was designed by Professors and Medical Doctors at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, and UC Davis to determine the types of bacteria that may be associated with your symptoms. Let’s get started.