Can Gut Bacteria Help Solve Crimes One Day?

woman_and_microscopeThe more we learn about the thriving bacterial population (or microbiome) inside each of us, the more we begin to understand just how remarkable it is. And not just remarkable, but unique to each individual—so much so that it may one day it may be used as a forensic tool.

Using data from the Human Microbiome Project, researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently analyzed bacterial samples from the skin, mouth, gut, and vaginal area of more than 240 individuals. They then developed a computer formula that allowed them to create a personal microbial fingerprint for each participant.

From these fingerprints, scientists were able to identify one person from the next based on his or her bacterial makeup. Interestingly, the microbes in the gut produced the strongest signatures, and because the bacterial populations proved stable over time, months later more than 85% of the participants were still identifiable based on their gut bacteria.

Researchers believe their findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may one day expand the field of forensic science as well as further our understanding of the human microbiome and its role in human health and disease prevention.

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ReNew Life Scores a Trifecta at the 2014 Delicious Living Supplement Awards

2014SupplementAwardslogo_smHave you heard the news? Three of your favorite ReNew Life products have earned recognition at this year’s Delicious Living Supplement Awards, and we couldn’t be more excited!

  1. Ultimate Flora Women’s Complete 90 Billion was the WINNER for the Best Women’s Health supplement category
  2. FiberSMART was a finalist for the Best Digestive Health supplement category
  3. Total DIET Success was a finalist for the Best Weight Loss supplement category

Every year Delicious Living magazine asks for nominations from top natural retailers and manufacturers, along with their advisory board and yes—their readers! Nominees undergo a rigorous selection process, during which the ingredients, certifications and unique qualities of each supplement are assessed. The finalists and winners for each category are then chosen by Delicious Living Medical Editor Robert Rountree, MD.

Delicious Living is the leading consumer magazine in the natural products industry, and like ReNew Life they are passionate about health and wellness and dedicated to empowering consumers with the knowledge and natural solutions that can help them live healthier every day. We stand behind every product we develop, and we are proud to be awarded this exclusive honor.

Be sure to look for ReNew Life Ultimate Flora Women’s Complete 90 Billion, FiberSMART, Total DIET Success and our full line of natural supplements in health food stores everywhere!

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