10 Ways to Get Some Fun Movement Without It Feeling Like a Workout

This article discusses the benefits of physical activity each day

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What is Clostridium Butyricum?

And what role does it play in your health?

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Bittersweet: The Impact of Sugar Substitutes and Sugar Alcohols on our Gut Microbiomes

We’ve all been there: trying to cut back on calories or sugar content with the foods we eat. But it’s tough to resist the delicious sweet taste, especially for those of us who have sweet cravings! Sugar substitutes can be a popular addition to foods that have had their sugar removed, but the food companies want to still provide that sweet taste. I’m seeing sugar alcohols and substitutes popping up...

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Meet Pendulum’s Staff Data Engineer, Connor Skennerton, Ph.D.

Connor grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and got an undergraduate degree in Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Queensland. During his Ph.D. at the Australian Center for Ecogenomics, he transitioned to bioinformatics while analyzing metagenomic datasets from wastewater treatment plants. He furthered these skills during his postdoc at Caltech where he lead Bioinformatics efforts analyzing metagenomic, metaproteomic, and metatranscriptomic datasets of deep-sea microbial communities. He then did a short stint...

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Seasonal Segment: Put a SPRING in your step and microbiome with seasonal food.

Put a SPRING in your step by nurturing your microbiome with current seasonal foods. Happy (almost) spring! The first day of spring is on Saturday, March 20th. The transition into warmer weather brings a variety of delicious, in-season produce. Choose in-season fruits and vegetables to make for a more delicious, juicy, and flavorful experience! Another trick to tell which produce is in season is that it is typically on sale...

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Meal Prepping 101

By Tara Karr MS, RD, LDN, CDCES   Simply put—meal prepping making or preparing food in advance of when you plan to eat it. In other words, setting yourself up for nutritional success during the week! Let’s face it—even with the best of intentions, sometimes we put healthy eating on the back burner when short on time. We’ve all been there before. All of the sudden, it’s 6PM and you...

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What is Bifidobacterium infantis?

Everything you need to know about this beneficial gut-microbiome probiotic

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Meet Pendulum Dietitian Jennifer McManus, RD LDN

  March is National Nutrition Month, and we wanted to introduce you to Jennifer McManus RD LDN, a registered dietitian at Pendulum. She provides support and nutrition education to our customers. Jen obtained her undergraduate degree in dietetics from Florida State University. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She started her career in the clinical setting covering numerous disease states including...

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Continuous Glucose Monitors Could Modernize Clinical Trials with Remote Data Collection

  San Francisco – March 4, 2021 – Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in the world, impacting over 422 million people. In the United States alone, more than 120 million Americans are living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and prediabetes.  New research published today in JMIR Formative Research shows continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) could modernize T2D clinical trials by using remote data collection. The study –...

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Heart Healthy Eating

  February is American Heart Month to raise awareness and prevent heart disease! Per the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Individuals with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing heart disease.  Incorporating complex carbohydrates, like fiber sources such as whole grains, vegetables, and beans, and healthy fats into your diet is important for blood...

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The Science of Healthy Aging

Overview As we get older, the dream of sustaining good health for as long as possible is increasingly top of mind. Aging is a continual process, and right now, different scientific fields are working together to not only find a novel approach to increase lifespan but also to maximize the time we as humans spend disease-free. Reducing the length of time spent sick is associated with the new term: ‘Compression...

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What is the Link Between Gut Bacteria and Type 2 Diabetes?

  Overview The gut microbiome is a living ecosystem that exists deep within our gut and is intimately linked to our health. Like any ecosystem, the gut microbiome is vulnerable to change and these changes can either help or hurt us.  Decades of research have shown us that changes in our microbiome that increase the presence of specific types of bacteria may help protect us from conditions like Type 2...

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