Here’s another wonderful post by our great friend Richard Sprague. Thanks Richard! — I often read news about a fresh scientific discovery involving the microbiome and immediately wonder if the discovery applies to me. For example, I recently saw a study from Oregon State University that seemed to find a link between high sugar diets […]
uBiome was founded to help all citizens contribute to science. Many uBiome users have been asking if we can make it easier for them to analyze their own data, and now we’re pleased to announce a new Github site to let you do exactly that. The site has a repository called microbiome-tools (for sharing tools, templates, scripts, or […]
The inspiring Richard Sprague joins us again, with a curious finding! — Having done multiple uBiome tests over the past year, I already have a sense of what my “normal” gut biome looks like. Although there is a fair bit of variation (especially after my various experiments, like sleep-hacking or jungle exploration), my results generally fit […]
by Richard Sprague How does travel affect your microbiome? In a famous experiment published in 2014, Duke University scientist Lawrence David tracked the daily microbiomes of two people for an entire year and found significant differences when one of the people travelled outside the U.S. Would the same thing happen to me? According to my […]
by Richard Sprague @sprague In a post last month about how I use uBiome to hack my sleep, I mentioned the noticeable effect potato starch has on Bifidobacterium, a common gut bacteria with a well-documented role in the production of many important body hormones, including some that affect sleep. Although I seemed to sleep better, I was a […]
I’m so excited to give you another of Richard Sprague’s insightful and pioneering posts about his personal microbiome investigation. Thank you for sharing your findings with us, Richard! — The gut biome is interesting enough, but bacteria colonize just about every part of the body, so recently I’ve been studying my uBiome mouth test results. The simple GitHub […]
As a very special treat today, Richard Sprague has a guest blog post for you about hacking his sleep, with a surprising discovery. You can also find Richard on Twitter and at his brilliant blog. Let’s give Richard a warm welcome! Here he is… About a year ago, I started to notice my sleep becoming less regular. […]
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