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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 »

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 »

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 »

Study finds disinfectant cleaners may alter children’s gut microbiome

The right balance of good and bad bacteria in our gut affects our ability to extract nutrients from our food, supports our immune system function and affects mental health. Yet it seems the microbiome of children is potentially compromised by common household products, such as disinfectant cleaners. The Study of Children’s Microbiome A new Canadian study analyzed the microbiome of… Read more »

Kunstmatige zoetstoffen giftig voor darmflora -al bij 1 ml/mg

Kunstmatige zoetstoffen (o.a. aspartaam, sucralose, saccharine) zijn giftig voor darmflora. Om exacter te zijn: de zoetstoffen maken de bacteriën binnen het spijsverteringssysteem giftig. Je hoeft hiervoor niet veel te nemen: het gebeurt al bij 1 mg/ml. Kunstmatige zoetstoffen giftig voor darmflora Dat kunstmatige zoetstoffen giftig zijn voor de darmbacteriën, laat een nieuwe publicatie in Molecules weten. In het onderzoek werd de toxiciteit… Read more »