Introduced commercially by Monsanto in 1974, glyphosate is a potent herbicide that is most commonly sold under the brand name Roundup, but is present in over 750 products sold in the United States. Recently, a paper was written discussing the several ways glyphosate may be contributing to the increased frequency of chronic disease that we see in our offices.
Recently, research has shown that a molecule in pomegranates which is generated by gut microflora enables muscle cells to protect themselves against one of the major causes of aging. The fruit contains a precursor molecule that is converted into urolithin A by microbes that are in the intestine, which leads to a lot of urolithin A produced, depending on a few factors that researchers are testing.
Scientists recently working to find new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant superbugs have discovered a possibility in the stems and roots of pineapples. It is crucial to find an alternative treatment for superbugs, because they’re predicted to kill about 10 million people a year by the year 2050. They hope the enzymes found in pineapple can be used as another weapon to fight bacteria, as many antibiotics do not work the way they used to.