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Yogurt Yearning: #Probiotics May Relieve Stress

Could a yogurt a day keep the anxiety away?

If you’re a zebrafish, probably. If you’re a human, maybe.

Researchers at the University of Missouri report that, in experiments with zebrafish, “a common probiotic sold in supplements and yogurt can decrease stress-related behavior and anxiety.”

The results, recently published in Nature’s Scientific Reportsshow that after being dosed with common probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus plantarum zebrafish exposed to stressful conditions showed a reduction in certain gene expressions associated with stress or “fight-or-flight” reactions. In short, beneficial gut bacteria chilled the fish out a bit more than their non-dosed neighbors. Whether these findings will translate to humans (and presumably skyrocketed Dannon stock), the research team hopes the data will “lead to a better understanding of how probiotics may affect the central nervous system in humans.” (Video) 

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I’m convinced – Coconut Oil Coffee BioHack Works

coconutWhen it comes to diet fads or biohacks, I approach each new claim or discovery with a degree of healthy skepticism. When Paleo diets became a thing a few years ago, I tiptoed through the various claims and “amazing online stories.”

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