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A week of holiday junk food could derail your gut microbiome

We’re right between Christmas and New Years—that time of the year when we often allow ourselves to indulge in deliciously sweet and savory treats. For one week out of the whole year, that’s absolutely fine. Moderation is key to maintaining a healthy diet all year round. But it’s important not to completely neglect your fruits and vegetables, and not just… Read more »

Science community defends effectiveness of probiotics

A few weeks ago, one piece of news hit the headlines and caused quite a commotion. Stating that probiotics were little more than ‘useless’ and could even have negative effects on health, this information was based on a couple of pieces of research published in the scientific journal Cell. The research suggested that the effect of probiotics was less significant than… Read more »

Gut Bacteria Could Combat Obesity and Depression

A five-year microbiome project, funded by the EU, has linked the presence of specific strains of gut bacteria to protection from obesity, glucose intolerance, and even depression. The project, called MyNewGut, found evidence that specific strains of bacteria can contribute to obesity in people on high-fat or high-sugar diets. Research led by Yolanda Sanz, Professor at the Institute of Agrochemistry and… Read more »

Could bacteria save the planet? yes — if she can train them

Genuine concern shadows Sarah Richardson’s face when the topic turns to bacteria, though not for the reason you’d expect. “I feel bad for them,” she says in the closetlike conference room of her biotechnology startup in Berkeley, California. “I’ve worried about the bacteria for so long now.” Tired of fretting over microbes, Richardson founded MicroByre so that she could finally put those… Read more »

Ook in ons brein lijken bacteriën voor te komen

Mogelijk hebben onze hersenen hun eigen microbioom. Dat hebben onderzoekers bekend gemaakt tijdens een jaarlijkse bijeenkomst van de Society for Neuroscience. Het is een behoorlijk baanbrekende ontdekking die – als vervolgonderzoek deze resultaten reproduceren kan – meer inzicht kan geven in de invloed die bacteriën op ons lichaam en gedrag hebben. Mensen De onderzoekers bestudeerden hersenweefsel van mensen die reeds overleden waren… Read more »

Your gut is your second brain

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Your gastrointestinal tract is now considered one of the most complex microbial ecosystems on earth, and its influence is such that it’s frequently referred to as your “second brain.” Nearly 100 trillion bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms compose your gut microbiome, and advancing science has made it quite clear that these organisms play a major role in your health, both… Read more »

How long does it take for your gut bacteria to recover after antibiotics?

As we rapidly discover the importance a rich and diverse gut microbiomehas on our overall health, some researchers are beginning to ask what the impact of widespread antibiotic use has been on our gut bacteria. A new study has closely examined the regrowth in gut bacteria after major antibiotic interventions, revealing that while much of our microbiome does recover, some species… Read more »