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April 23, 2021

2021 Q1 Newsletter

Hear about our latest webinar, upcoming race teams, updates from the Microbiota Therapeutics Program and more!

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February 8, 2021

Breakfast with Food Allergies: Smoothies

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January 11, 2021

Staying Active During Winter…and a Pandemic!

With the ushering in of winter, it’s hard for many Minnesotans to find ways to stay active. This is only magnified during a pandemic. Additionally, weather is unpredictable and our daily sunlight is limited. With all of these factors in play, it’s easy to neglect exercise even though the mental and physical consequences can be drastic. Fear not. Here are some ways to stay active under these challenging circumstances.

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December 18, 2020

Breakfast with food allergies: Blender Waffles

Enjoy the first post in our series on breakfast recipes that cater to individuals with food allergies. Start brewing your coffee and whip out your blender because these simple and delicious waffles are sure to please any crowd, including those intolerant to gluten and lactose.

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November 24, 2020

2020 Q4 Newsletter

Read ACT's end of year updates in our 2020 Q4 Newsletter!

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November 10, 2020

The Gut-Brain Axis: How Self-Care is Important for Our Health

Read on to hear ACT Intern, Anna Stalsberg, share her journey to self care amidst personal health struggles, the connection between our mental and physical health, as well as practical ways we all can improve our health through practicing self care.

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October 26, 2020

Ask the Researchers: Part 2

Our second installment of our Ask the Researchers series is up on the blog and features Dr. James Adams and Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, from Arizona State University answering questions on their Autism research.

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October 22, 2020

Ask the Researchers: Part 1

You asked... the researchers answered! Read on for the first installment of our two part series with some of the leading researchers in microbiota therapy. Our first Q&A session is with Dr. Alexander Khoruts, Medical Director of the University of Minnesota Microbiota Therapeutics Program.

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September 21, 2020

2020 Q3 Newsletter

Read ACT's latest updates in our 3rd quarterly newsletter!

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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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January 25, 2020

Breakfast with Food Allergies: Sweet Potato Hash

Our second post in our breakfast with food allergies series is a sweet potato hash!

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