Microbiotic Therapies for IBS        
Testing new hypotheses may require more than a good idea – new tools may be needed to answer the research question. That is the case for the…
          "Don't Bust The Crust:" 150 Scientists Gather In Moab To Talk Importance Of Earth's Crusts        
It’s been called “cryptogamic” or “microbiotic” or cryptobiotic.” It’s that thin crust of lichens, fungus and moss that grows where nothing else will grow. In the last decade, a growing group of scientists have concluded that this crust is a critical element in the survival of the planet.
          Lone Reader review of The Human Superorganism, by Rodney Dietert        

Wherein an immunotoxicologist reframes humanity to include our microbiotic collaborators.

Music: "Black Rainbow" by Pitx.


          The things one can do with light – and messages in the dark        
    One day in the future, we may be treating our ailments with microbiotic combinations designed specifically to correct imbalances in our personal microbiomes. We’ll bring our prescriptions on rewritable paper and pay using shimmery optical chips embedded in our cell phone cases or maybe our jewelry. Or we’ll be waiting in our doctor’s…
          Return of the Unique One-Hit Wonder Stories        

Continued from part three, here's another dive into music's mythic pool of one-hitters with a story to tell. And when we say "one-hit wonder" we mean as far as the Billboard US Hot-100 chart is concerned. We also ponder the reason why the parties behind these hits never ascended the Billboard again, because they're fascinating, and they're like popcorn. You can't just read one of these. Where would our ad revenue be if you did that?

Junk Food Junkie - Larry Groce #9 1976

Reason: America lost its taste for microbiotic lentil puree.

It was the Jimmy Carter '70s, and the Baby Boomers aged into Yuppies and began to notice for the first time that they were finally getting older. This caused panic in the generation that thought they were immortal. Suddenly there was a flurry of interest in healthy living, to clean up after all of that unbridled hedonism of the '60s. Boomers desperately turned to anything they thought would help slow the black hand of impending death - God, Elvis, astral projection, jogging, and of course sunflower-seed tofu wraps. Health food stores became a huge fad, popping up all over like alfalfa sprouts in a rainstorm. Larry Groce was parodying this trend with the bicentennial hit, but never made the top charts again. He doesn't care; he's too busy hosting Mountain Stage to bother with such trivial matters as the Billboard Hot-100.

The Middle - Jimmy Eat World #5 2002

Reason: The Hot-100 hates alternative power-pop.

Jimmy Eat World has continued to release albums, tour, and routinely blow away the US Alternative chart on Billboard. Their most recent Alt Top-40 was "I Will Steal You Back" from the album Damage, dropped just months ago. So don't hassle them with this Hot-100 business, because if the Hot-100 doesn't include Jimmy Eat World, it's the chart's loss, not theirs. In the meantime we will always have our Sears' catalog underwear section parties. But just to say we said it, another reason that Jimmy Eat World might not be showing in mainstream is because the mainstream has a hard time telling them from Weezer.

Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team #2 1993

Reason: That's all that was there.

"Whoomp!" is the penultimate one-hit wonder song, by a band which might as well have had "one-hit wonder" branded on their forehead. Tag Team was a Miami hip-hop group comprised of Cecil Glenn, Steve Gibson, and exactly one idea. After 1993 and the way the song penetrated sporting events with a vengeance, they tried various false starts and eventually released "Here it is, Bam!" in 1994, which charted #75 on the R&B. They also tried an Addams' Family remix, and released a Disney remix called "Whoomp! There it went," also in 1994. That was Tag Team throwing up their hands and admitting defeat right there. Their fourteen and a half minutes were up, and it was back to the gator farm.

Epic - Faith No More #9 1990

Reason: Americans hate being told they can't have something.

Faith No More had thriving chart success in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, all the way through the '90s. But this song alone caught on in the US, as the MTV generation briefly became fascinated by the flipping fish and exploding piano. This would make sense if they were from, say, Australia, but they hailed from San Francisco, which says weird things about their appeal. Add to this that a huge chuck of the US rock scene seemed to be infatuated with Faith No More; Nirvana, Metallica, Alice In Chains, and Guns 'n Roses all cited them as influences, while Cory Taylor of Slipknot flat out declares that seeing Faith No More at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards changed his life. With such a Velvet-Underground-level of influence on mainstream American rock, and having plinked the charts in the US Alt category at least, you'd think Faith No More could themselves crack the Hot-100 chart a second time? Nope! We'll have to chalk this one up to flying saucers. Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown!

I Touch Myself - Divinyls #4 1991

Reason: Americans washed their hands of the group.

Is this song about what I think it is? It is??? Eeeeewwww! In the stuffy Puritan US, coming out of the straight-jacket Conservative '80s, it's a rift in the space time continuum that this song made the charts at all. Heck, the only reason it wasn't banned by a Moral Majority mob led by Jack Thompson must be that they were all still too busy in court with 2 Live Crew. As it is, once the rebellion was put down, the Divinyls were never shown in the US again. However, there is that small peak of the concept that women are allowed to acknowledge their own sexuality. It has now been introduced into the stateside mind, a spark of independence that may yet see contraceptives freely available through corporate health care before the end of the century, give or take a couple more civil wars. Various celebrities have paid tribute or cover to the song, including Pink, Ben Folds Five, Weird Al Yankovic, and Eve 6. A few women may keep it on their playlists, right on their Kindle alongside 50 Shades of Gray, which they can enjoy under their burquas in relative peace as long as they don't talk about it. The sisterhood may rise again, yet.


          COCONUT OIL (ORGANIC/VIRGIN) 1000mg - 120 softgel        
  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Excellent Energy Source
  • Helps lose fat
  • Physical performance support
  • Free of Trans fat

What is Coconut Oil?

Coconut Oil (Virgin and Organic) by HSN Essentials is a coconut oil-based supplement, a source of medium chain fatty acids (MCT's) with multiple benefits for our organism.

Virgin coconut oil derives from the fresh meat of the coconut, through cold extraction processes, reason for which it will maintain its properties intact.

Within the coconut oil composition we can distinguish certain molecules that are formed by three saturated fatty acids with a length of 6 to 12 carbon atoms esterified with glycerol. Specifically these acids are: caprylic (C8:0), caproic (C6:0), capric (C10:0) and lauric (C12:0). With them we will be able to enjoy certain benefits for our health:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Efficient and available energy
  • Improve digestion
  • Regulate hormones
  • Improve your mood
  • More clearly thinking
  • Antimicrobiotic action
  • Supporting the absorption of nutrients from food

What are the properties of Coconut Oil?

This type of fatty acids trace a metabolic pathway to be metabolized in our body, unlike other fatty acids. In fact, they pass quickly through the stomach and are hydrolyzed by lipases of the small intestine, being absorbed virtually instantaneously and then lead directly to the liver, where they are processed. This way you obtain energy quickly and of a sustained nature.

The body is highly efficient when digesting MCT's, as they do not require bile salts for their digestion, easily passing into the blood stream.

For those people who have problems to digest long chain fats, coconut oil that contains MCT's is an option to consider. This way, we can say that it is a fat that will be used as an energy source of great power, instead of accumulating in the lipid tissue.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

MCT's are going to produce a series of benefits for our organism, among which we can highlight:

  • Blood glucose regulation
  • Improved energy metabolism
  • Improved thyroid function
  • Appetite regulation

Coconut oil is a precursor in the production of ketones, thus, it will be an essential tool to improve and increase the sport performance of those athletes who tend to reduce to the extreme their carbohydrate contribution.

Weight loss

Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It is easy to digest and helps the normal functioning of the endocrine system and thyroid. In addition, it causes the body's metabolic rate to increase by removing tension in the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and therefore, higher calorie use.

Preventing heart problems

There is some controversy about people who think this type of oil is unhealthy due to its saturated fat content. But in reality, it is the opposite, it can exert a positive effect for maintaining heart health. Its content of approximately 50% of lauric acid, will support the prevention of certain pathologies related to the heart muscle. These include:

  • Reducing cholesterol
  • Reducing hypertension

Coconut oil does not cause an increase of LDL levels and reduces the incidence of injuries and damage to the arteries.

Reinforces the immune system

Due to the content of antimicrobial lipids, such as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, they have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurine, a substance to fight infections and cope with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, or cytomegalovirus. Coconut oil helps in the fight against harmful bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori and harmful protozoa such as Giardia lamblia.

Improves digestion

It helps to improve the digestive system and avoid problems related to digestion, including irritable bowel syndrome. Saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in the treatment of various bacteria, fungi and parasites that can cause indigestion. It also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Who can take Coconut Oil?

  • People who are carrying out a weight loss regimen and want to improve their metabolism and control appetite.
  • People who are obese and wish to improve their fat metabolism and reduce plasma glucose levels.
  • People following a ketogenic diet.
  • Endurance athletes that seeking an energetic substrate that helps them improve their physical performance.

Price:13.54 € Special Price:9.88 €
Special Expires on: Aug 13, 2017


          COCONUT OIL (ORGANIC/VIRGIN) 1000mg - 120 softgel        
  • Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Excellent Energy Source
  • Helps lose fat
  • Physical performance support
  • Free of Trans fat

What is Coconut Oil?

Coconut Oil (Virgin and Organic) by HSN Essentials is a coconut oil-based supplement, a source of medium chain fatty acids (MCT's) with multiple benefits for our organism.

Virgin coconut oil derives from the fresh meat of the coconut, through cold extraction processes, reason for which it will maintain its properties intact.

Within the coconut oil composition we can distinguish certain molecules that are formed by three saturated fatty acids with a length of 6 to 12 carbon atoms esterified with glycerol. Specifically these acids are: caprylic (C8:0), caproic (C6:0), capric (C10:0) and lauric (C12:0). With them we will be able to enjoy certain benefits for our health:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Efficient and available energy
  • Improve digestion
  • Regulate hormones
  • Improve your mood
  • More clearly thinking
  • Antimicrobiotic action
  • Supporting the absorption of nutrients from food

What are the properties of Coconut Oil?

This type of fatty acids trace a metabolic pathway to be metabolized in our body, unlike other fatty acids. In fact, they pass quickly through the stomach and are hydrolyzed by lipases of the small intestine, being absorbed virtually instantaneously and then lead directly to the liver, where they are processed. This way you obtain energy quickly and of a sustained nature.

The body is highly efficient when digesting MCT's, as they do not require bile salts for their digestion, easily passing into the blood stream.

For those people who have problems to digest long chain fats, coconut oil that contains MCT's is an option to consider. This way, we can say that it is a fat that will be used as an energy source of great power, instead of accumulating in the lipid tissue.

Benefits of Coconut Oil

MCT's are going to produce a series of benefits for our organism, among which we can highlight:

  • Blood glucose regulation
  • Improved energy metabolism
  • Improved thyroid function
  • Appetite regulation

Coconut oil is a precursor in the production of ketones, thus, it will be an essential tool to improve and increase the sport performance of those athletes who tend to reduce to the extreme their carbohydrate contribution.

Weight loss

Coconut oil is very useful for weight loss. It is easy to digest and helps the normal functioning of the endocrine system and thyroid. In addition, it causes the body's metabolic rate to increase by removing tension in the pancreas, thereby burning more energy and therefore, higher calorie use.

Preventing heart problems

There is some controversy about people who think this type of oil is unhealthy due to its saturated fat content. But in reality, it is the opposite, it can exert a positive effect for maintaining heart health. Its content of approximately 50% of lauric acid, will support the prevention of certain pathologies related to the heart muscle. These include:

  • Reducing cholesterol
  • Reducing hypertension

Coconut oil does not cause an increase of LDL levels and reduces the incidence of injuries and damage to the arteries.

Reinforces the immune system

Due to the content of antimicrobial lipids, such as lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid, they have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurine, a substance to fight infections and cope with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, or cytomegalovirus. Coconut oil helps in the fight against harmful bacteria like Listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori and harmful protozoa such as Giardia lamblia.

Improves digestion

It helps to improve the digestive system and avoid problems related to digestion, including irritable bowel syndrome. Saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and help in the treatment of various bacteria, fungi and parasites that can cause indigestion. It also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

Who can take Coconut Oil?

  • People who are carrying out a weight loss regimen and want to improve their metabolism and control appetite.
  • People who are obese and wish to improve their fat metabolism and reduce plasma glucose levels.
  • People following a ketogenic diet.
  • Endurance athletes that seeking an energetic substrate that helps them improve their physical performance.

Price:13.54 € Special Price:9.88 €
Special Expires on: Aug 13, 2017