gut bacteria

Carnitine: A New Reason to Cut Back on Red Meat?

Posted on 04/9/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMaybe it’s not really cholesterol from that big, juicy steak that’s linked to heart disease. Instead, it could be a compound in red meat called carnitine, which does a number on our gut bacteria if we eat too much meat too often, suggests intriguing new research. Carnitine seems to have a profound effect on certain bacteria in the intestine; these in turn produce a chemical linked to clogging of the arteries and heart disease. The more meat we eat, the …

The Takeaway: Insomnia Sabotages Our Productivity, Gut Bacteria Sabotage Our Diets

Posted on 09/2/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayCounting Sheep (and $$ Lost): Heading into this long weekend, I have one piece of advice for you: Get some sleep. Lost sleep costs the average American worker 11.3 days in lost productivity, a new study from Harvard Medical School reports. Of the 7,428 workers who took part in the study, nearly a quarter had a hard time falling or staying asleep. It’s an underappreciated problem,” said lead author Ronald C. Kessler. Americans are not missing work because of insomnia. …