May 20, 2019 Depending on what part of the world you find yourself in, you may find cacao (the raw ingredient that is deliciously transformed into chocolate) in some unexpected places like shampoo and baths in Ecuador.  Chocolate just can’t be escaped!  If you’re a fellow...

May 13, 2019 Sustainable, environmentally friendly, plant based, and health-conscious.  That is the future of food.  From start-up companies like Motif Ingredients and Cambridge Crops to large companies like Panera Bread and IBM Food Trust, innovators in the food industry are creating new products and services...

April 29, 2019 Last week we explored the four facets of our eating decision process.  In the continuation of this two part article, we’ll discuss ways to make healthy choices and how to make those choices easier. There are four components that affect our food choices: physical,...

April 22, 2019 Pizza or salad?  Burger or veggie loaded soup?  Onions rings or fruit?  One cookie or the whole box? We’ve all been there.  Making healthy food choices is hard, even when you’re motivated.  That’s because what your body needs and your taste preferences both...

April 15, 2019 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 15% of people worldwide.  If you’re one of them, you are probably well familiar with the fluctuating severity of symptoms and how they affect your life, both at home and at work.  IBS can last a lifetime and...

April 8, 2019 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describes a diverse range of symptoms from constipation to diarrhea. Researchers are figuring out the science behind the different symptoms and classifying them into subtypes in a way that affects the course of treatment. ETP spoke with Dr. Mark...

April 1, 2019 A growing number of research studies are linking the microbiome to multiple diseases.  Having the right balance of different species of bacteria is critical for good health.  But, what happens when it gets out of whack?  That’s what scientists are currently teasing apart. ...

March 25, 2019 Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, develops when there is acute or chronic inflammation in the intestine.  Scientists have determined that there are both genetic and environmental factors that can lead to IBD.  One of those environmental factors...

March 18, 2019 As humans, we rely on a symbiotic relationship with the microbes around us for good health.  Our relationship with the microbes starts the instant we are born (or rather during delivery to be more specific) and then continues to be affected by a...

March 11, 2019 Unless you’ve gone out to eat for the experience, a swanky restaurant with a view and ambiance, it’s all too easy to ignore the surroundings and focus on the food.  While food is obviously the main attraction when it comes to meal times,...

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