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Gut microbes as future therapeutics in treating inflammatory and infectious diseases: Lessons from recent findings [review, 2018]

A fairly lengthy and technical review of the gut microbiome. Much of it probably over the level of most people here (including me), but it does contain some interesting and useful stuff, including a chart “Gut microbes and probiotics in controlling parasitic infections”. Covers much of the gut microbiome’s extraintestinal impacts. https://sci-hub.tw/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnutbio.2018.07.010 ABSTRACT The human gut microbiota has been the… Read more »

Can the Microbiome Affect The Effectiveness of Cancer Treatment?

According to National Cancer Institute, approximately 38.4% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. The overall cancer mortality rate in the U.S. fell 25% between 1990 and 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute. Scientists are constantly discovering new ways to make cancer treatments more effective and to increase patients’ quality of life. One of the most… Read more »

Revolutions: The gut microbiome

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Revolutions is our new series that brings together a hand-picked selection of recent articles canvassing cutting-edge insights into major scientific advances. This first rundown brings you up to date with the ground-breaking science surrounding our gut microbiome. It’s striking to realize, but living inside all of us are trillions of micro-organisms. The vast majority of these tiny hitchhikers inhabit our… Read more »

Gut Bacteria Hold the Key to Creating Universal Blood

In January, raging storms caused medical emergencies along the U.S. East Coast, prompting the Red Cross to issue an urgent call for blood donations. The nation’s blood supply was especially in need of O-type blood that can be universally administered in an emergency. Now, scientists say they have identified enzymes — from the human gut — that can turn type… Read more »

Struggle to lose weight? Your gut bacteria may be to blame

A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic may shed some light on why certain people can lose more weight than others despite adhering to the same regime of exercise and caloric restriction. Alongside a myriad of other recent medical discoveries, the secret may lie in the unique make-up of our gut bacteria. A huge assortment of factors underly the pathophysiology of… Read more »

EM-Actief als probiotica

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Een veelgestelde vraag is: Kan EM gebruikt kan worden als probiotica? Hieronder vindt u ons antwoord: Er zijn veel mensen die EM-Actief (zoals Microferm) oraal innemen ter bevordering van de darmflora met positief resultaat. Om een goede start te geven adviseren we om in het begin rustig te beginnen met de inname van EM-Actief. Het kan geen kwaad, maar uw… Read more »

A review of dietary and microbial connections to depression, anxiety, and stress

Abstract Objective: Pre-clinical evidence suggests that the gastrointestinal microbiota contributes to mood and behavior disorders. Among humans, diet quality and patterns, which also impact the gastrointestinal microbiota, have been linked to depression, anxiety, and stress. This review summarizes findings from clinical studies using dietary intervention to improve depression, anxiety, or stress and the role the gastrointestinal microbiota may have in these… Read more »