Category Archives: Probiotica

Links between gut microbes and depression strengthened

The once-wild idea that intestinal bacteria influence mental health has transformed into a major research pursuit. Just ten years ago, the idea that microorganisms in the human gut could influence the brain was often dismissed as wild. Not any more. Links between the central nervous system and the trillions of bacteria in the gut — the microbiota — are now… Read more »

A gut punch fights cancer and infection

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Microorganisms in the human gut can affect immune-system cells. Gut bacterial strains have been discovered that boost immune cells that have cell-killing capacity and that can target cancer and protect against infection. The bacteria that live in our bodies have a pivotal role in the maintenance of our health, and can influence a range of conditions, such as obesity and… Read more »

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 »

Probiotische reinigingsmiddelen: schoonmaken met bacteriën

De laatste tijd horen we er steeds meer over: probiotische reinigingsmiddelen. Of, zoals de VSR ze liever noemt: bacteriologische reinigingsmiddelen. Schoonmaakmiddelen waar goede bacteriën aan zijn toegevoegd die organische vervuiling afbreken tot voeding en er daardoor voor zouden zorgen dat de slechte (ongezonde of stinkende) bacteriën zich minder of niet meer kunnen vermeerderen. “Bij de juiste toepassing is het een… 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 »