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Uncovering the riches of traditional global medicine – MIT News

Kava (Piper methysticum) is a plant native to the Polynesian islands that people there have used in a calming drink of the same name in religious and cultural rituals for thousands of years. The tradition of cultivating kava and drinking it during important gatherings is a cultural cornerstone shared throughout much of Polynesia, although the… Read More »

How diet quality affects the colon’s microbiome – Medical News Today

New research has examined the effect of dietary quality on the composition of the colon’s microbiota. The study suggests that following a high quality diet may increase the number of beneficial bacteria, whereas following a low quality diet may raise that of harmful bacteria. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that half of our plates… Read More »