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Gout driven by highly altered microbiome

The microbiome of people with gout resembles that of patients with autoimmune disease, with loss of butyrate-producing bacteria and higher levels of Bacteroides, Prevotella,...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is believed to be a hormone disorder affecting up to 20% of women at some point in their lives,...

The Human virome and its importance to health

Our virome has 380 trillion members and prompts our immune system and constantly changes the balance and strength of our microbiome; this can even...

Fecal Transplants more effective with C. difficile

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

The Truth about Lectins

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...

Your microbiome controls your immune response

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

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

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

Probiotics and diet can help in depression and anxiety

Prebiotic and probiotic foods can help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression according to a meta-study by the University of Sussex in the UK. There...

Gut health linked to acne

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