Tag Archives: microbiome

Probiotics detoxify harmful chemicals from the body

The study of gut health and the microbiome is on the cutting edge of wellness, and people are returning to diets that include fermented, probiotic foods. Kombucha is massively popular today, as is kefir, sauerkraut, yogurt and other natural homemade foods, and our understanding of the benefits of probiotics continues to grow. We are learning how mood may be heavily influenced… Read more »

90 % van onze ziekten zijn verbonden met ons microbioom

Op weg naar chemie-vrije landbouw in de Rode Hoed “90 procent van onze ziekten zijn verbonden met ons microbioom” Op de vraag: “Kan de voedselproductie zonder chemie?” kwam op de tweede avond van It’s the food my friend een helder bevestigend antwoord van Michel Haring, hoogleraar plantenfysiologie van de Universiteit van Amsterdam. Ook inleiders Corné Pieterse (plantenziektekunde) en Johanna Fink… Read more »

Wide range of drugs affect growth of gut microbes, study says

It’s not just antibiotics that affect our microbes – a quarter of drugs designed to act on human cells do so too. A wide range of drugs from cancer therapies to antipsychotics affect the growth of microbes that are found in our gut, researchers say, highlighting that it is not only antibiotics that can have an impact on our internal… Read more »

Yale study reveals gut bacteria can spread to other organs to trigger autoimmune disease

A new study from Yale University has discovered that a certain type of gut bacteria can migrate from the gut to other parts of the body, triggering autoimmune diseases. The research revealed that certain autoimmune conditions, such as autoimmune liver disease and systemic lupus, could potentially be treated with an antibiotic or vaccine that attacks the specific bacteria. A huge… Read more »

Common skin bacteria found to produce skin-cancer killing molecule

A large population of microorganisms live on our skin. Known as the skin microbiome, many of these organisms serve a vital protective function preventing psoriasis, acne and other diseases. A team at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine has now uncovered a strain of bacteria found on human skin that can protect against cancer. “We have identified… Read more »

Gut microbes protect against sepsis: Mouse study

Sepsis occurs when the body’s response to the spread of bacteria or toxins to the bloodstream damages tissues and organs. The fight against sepsis could get a helping hand from a surprising source: gut bacteria. Researchers found that giving mice particular microbes increased blood levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies, which protected against the kind of widespread bacterial invasion that… Read more »

In the battle against cancer, microbes could be the answer

Can your microbiome fight cancer? WIRED Health speaker and Evelo Biosciences CEO Simba Gill is trialing ways to harness microbes against an array of cancers In 2015, Thomas Gajewski was researching new treatments for cancer when he noticed something unusual in his lab mice. Gajewski is a professor of medicine and pathology at the University of Chicago, and his lab gets its… Read more »