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How postbiotics and smart toilets could be the future of gut bacteria treatment

New research from King’s College London has set out to produce a comprehensive database of the various compounds produced by the enormous array of bacteria that resides in our gut. By studying the composition of these compounds in our stool the researchers suggest an accurate picture of our gut microbiome can be generated and future treatment targets to battle conditions… 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 »

Fiber-fermenting bacteria improve health of type 2 diabetes patients

Dietary fibers promote gut bacteria that benefit blood glucose control The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber diet study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Promotion of a select group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss and better lipid… 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 »

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 »

TedTalk: the surprisingly charming science of our gut

Een interessante TedTalk over onze darmen. Ever wonder how we poop? Learn about the gut — the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens — as doctor and author Giulia Enders takes us inside the complex, fascinating science behind it, including its connection to mental health. It turns out, looking closer at something we might shy away from… Read more »

Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

By Dr. Mercola Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, influencing your body’s homeostasis daily. Far from being restricted to the confines of your intestinal tract, your gut microbiota is intricately tied to other body systems via a number of complex pathways, including the gut-brain axis and a recently revealed gut-brain-bone marrow axis, the latter of which may influence your… Read more »