Here are two things you should never mix with probiotics. Coffee and hot sauce.
Certain people who have asked to remain nameless (Wen) have said the blog is boring without pictures.
So I started taking pictures.
By the time I got to the picture of Wen in the warrior yoga pose with a box of probiotics on her head, I realized I was starting to run out of ideas. Finally, it devolved to taking pictures of things on my desk, and throwing out desperate attempts to connect them to probiotics. Which is where we are today. Look for a picture of oatmeal on Monday.
I was at the gym a few weeks ago, being ritually abused by Gina who was having me do 4 sets of 250 squats with 60 pound weights in each hand. And right before my left thigh muscle separated from the bone, I overheard another trainer talking.
He was at some group exercise event in Anaheim, and during one of the floor exercises, he scraped his elbow on the mat. Some kind of bacteria got into the wound, and his elbow swelled up like a balloon. He was hospitalized, and put on Kelfex, which is a pretty extreme antibiotic. He was on this stuff for two weeks and this was his third cycle with the drug in six months.
He got a box of Orange, and we went through exactly how to use it. So after I finished working out with Gina earlier this week, as the emergency workers were carrying me to my car, he ran out and stopped me.
It turns out the probiotics had really changed his life. In such a way that he tried an experiment. He stopped taking them for a day and monitored how he felt. Then he took them and monitored how he felt. He said when he took them, he had more energy, he was more regular, and he simply felt better. When he didn’t take them, he was tired and he just didn’t feel right.
Now he wanted to send them to everyone in his family. Which is great, because some of his relatives have Celiac, some have other digestive issues and it really seems like we can help them all feel better.
We love to hear stories like that, so as you hear of them, let us know and we’ll share them.
On to the weekend! Or as we call it around here Satur-Adia and Sund-Adia. Because we OWN both of those days.
Yesterday we had three FANTASTIC things happen. Ape and Julie were at Fokus Pilates in Corona Del Mar. They had a great tasting, and sold quite a bit more than we expected. Great Job!!
Then, two big events in Boston. Or as we call it Bost-Adia (ok, I’ll stop).
First, Brooke made her first sale! Great Job Brooke! She and Erika are really doing an amazing job, and I have such a great feeling about how they’re just going to own Boston along with Mark and Kelly.
Second, Brooke and Erika set up their first tasting on Monday, October 24th at Ned Devine’s. Ned Divine’s is in Faneuil Hall, and is a great Irish bar. As a frequent tourist to Boston, I have spent many evening there seeking bacteria.
So, for the rest of the week, here’s where we are:
Today – Ape at the Tennis Club at the Newport Beach Country Club
Sunday – Ape at Mariners Christian School and Julie at Lululemon in the Irvine Spectrum.
On to the news:
This is an article from the NHS in London. They discuss a recent experiment done in Canada and published in Genome Research. The study concerned bowel (colorectal) cancer, which is the fourth leading cancer death worldwide. The cause of this cancer is unclear, but inflammation is well-recognized risk factor.
The scientists looked at the link between stomach cancer, which is caused by a bacteria based inflammation, to see if colorectal cancer had some of the same links.
What they found was a bacteria called Fusobacterium nucleatum with average levels 415 times higher in the tumor areas than the healthy tissue. They also discovered patients who had Fusobacterium nucleatum in their tumor tissues were more likely to have secondary cancer in the lymph nodes.
Explosive findings, made all the more interesting since Fusobacterium nucleatum is a mouth bacteria and is found in dental plaque.
The article does not conclude that Fusobacterium nucleatum CAUSES colorectal cancer. The tumors may be weaker and more susceptible to the bacteria once the tissue is compromised. But it’s an interesting study and one we intent to follow.
Have a great weekend everyone!