Tag Archives: microbiome

There Is a Whole World Inside Every Plant

Plants have microbiomes, too, and they’re full of untapped secrets. IN CORVALLIS, OREGON, POSY BUSBY works in a garden planted with 3,000 black cottonwood trees that represent 1,000 unique genetic specimens, each originally found somewhere on the West Coast of North America, from California to Canada. Cottonwoods are some of the fastest-growing trees in the world, and the garden looks… Read more »

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 »

Gut Microbes Could Play a Role in Heart Disease Too

Look after your microbiome! Research has shown that having the right gut microbes can reduce the risk of heart disease – if you’re a mouse. Now, our latest study, published in the European Heart Journal, shows that this might be true for humans, too. Most people know that the risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking…. Read more »

Beneficial bacteria altering the skin microbiome promises new eczema therapy

While burgeoning research into our gut microbiome is revolutionizing medical science, this isn’t the only part of our body that is home to large populations of symbiotic bacteria. Our skin also holds a complex array of micro-organisms, many of which we are only just discovering offer beneficial effects. New research has revealed treating the skin with a specific beneficial bacteria… Read more »

How bacteria are changing your mood

If anything makes us human it’s our minds, thoughts and emotions. And yet a controversial new concept is emerging that claims gut bacteria are an invisible hand altering our brains. Science is piecing together how the trillions of microbes that live on and in all of us – our microbiome – affect our physical health. But even conditions including depression,… Read more »

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 »