Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Depression linked to the gut microbiome

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Depression has been repeatedly linked to changes in the gut microbiome, with specific bacteria and bacteriophages found; yet more than a third of people...

Fecal Transplants more effective with C. difficile

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NICE have confirmed that Clostridium difficile infections, the result of antibiotic use in hospitals, are more effectively treated by Fecal Microbiome Transplants than more...

How ‘experts’ get SIBO wrong

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is far more common than people think and often confused with IBS and gut lining damage when its prime...

The Truth about Lectins

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Lectins are proteins present in all plants and many animal products (e.g. dairy); they are erroneously dubbed ‘anti-nutrients’ and frequently blamed for health damage...

Sleep problems are linked to your gut health

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Your gut microbiome is a major player in sleep regulation according to Dr David Gozal and his team from the University of Missouri School...

Butyrate significantly improves your health

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Butyrate is a Short Chain Fatty Acid made by certain gut bacteria from fermentable fibre; it is essential both for good gut health and...

Your microbiome controls your immune response

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Our antibodies are built and strengthened and their responsive abilities determined by our gut microbiomes long before we are attacked by an infection. If...

Salt causes hypertension via gut microbiome

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Restricting salt consumption below 2.3 gm per day, increased short-chain fatty acid levels in the blood stream and lowered hypertension, blood pressure and improved...

A parasite infection can change and control your microbiome

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Researchers have now shown that a parasitic infection is linked to a completely different microbiome profile, so much so that a microbiome profile can...

Brain haemorrhage and strokes linked to gut bacteria

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Patients with Haemorrhagic brain disorders have very distinct and specific gut microbiomes with larger levels of gram-negative bacteria; this has implication for diet and...

Gut health linked to acne

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Acne is caused when excess skin cells line the tube of a hair follicle blocking the excretion of sebum. This allows bacteria to grow,...

Blastocystis Hominis

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Blastocystis is a microscopic protozoan parasite. It is found in humans across the world. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, skin rashes,...