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September 7, 2020

Asthma, Allergies and the Microbiome

The field of allergy has historically considered environmental changes to play a significant role in the development of allergic conditions. These changes can include lifestyle changes (increased time indoors, rise in obesity, poor diet), increased exposure to indoor allergens (improved conditions for dust mites and mold indoors), and changes in hygiene (clean water, eradication of parasites, increased antibiotics use). Today, growing evidence suggests the microbiome may play a role in shaping the immune system.

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August 10, 2020

Veggie Stuffed Peppers with Avocado Crema & Chimichurri Sauce

When it comes to supporting our gut health, one easy way is by making positive choices with what we eat. In terms of our microbiome, balance and diversity is key. This ensures that the food we eat supplies a plethora of beneficial microbes and nutrients. These stuffed peppers will satisfy both your taste buds and gut bacteria!

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July 27, 2020

Top Running Trails in Minneapolis

ACT Founder and runner enthusiast, Peter Westerhaus, shares his favorite running trails and pit stops in Minneapolis. Whether you're looking for a scenic 3-mile loop or a longer distance run, check out these great trails located right here in the Twin Cities.

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July 9, 2020

How Diet Affects our Gut Health

The importance of gut microbiome to overall health has become abundantly clear in recent years. A number of factors, such as environment, genetics, and diet, influence the make-up of the gut microbiome. The contribution of each of these things is still being explored, but a study published last year by the Dan Knights lab at the University of Minnesota – frequent collaborators of the Khoruts lab – found that diet accounts for nearly 50% of the variation observed in the gut microbiome. This finding, that diet has a significant impact on gut microbiome, underscores the importance of diet specifically in maintaining gut microbiome health.

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June 19, 2020

2020 Q1 Q2 Newsletter

Check out ACT's latest updates on our 2020 Q1 | Q2 Newsletter!

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June 1, 2020

Temporary Changes in Nutrition Labels Affect Those Suffering from Food Allergies

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