Pregnancy changes the structure and function of virtually every organ system of the body. That includes some big changes to the gut.
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Your body produces postbiotics after digesting prebiotic and probiotic foods – and many postbiotics are crucial to good gut health.
The gut microbiome may also play a role in personalized medicine.
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As early modern humans spread across the globe, their gut microbes genetically changed with them. Understanding the origins of gut microbes could improve understanding of their role in human health.
Investigators in Florida traced a listeria outbreak to ice cream.
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Listeria causes serious illness and food recalls nearly every year.
Two Australians with bipolar have been successfully treated with poo transplants, allowing them to come off, or reduce, their medications. Here’s where the science is up to.
When not hibernating, ground squirrels need to feast to store energy.
Months not eating or moving don’t result in muscle wasting and loss of function for animals that hibernate. New research found gut microbes help their hosts hold onto and use nitrogen to build proteins.
You could say there are a ‘crapload’ of viruses in the human gut. Luckily, most of these do not attack our cells, but instead feed on bacteria.
A little seaweed with that?
Cow burps and farts are no joke – they’re a big factor in climate change. A new study shows that daily seaweed supplements could tame this major methane source while saving ranchers money.
Evidence from a new study could help scientists develop drugs to neutralise the ‘allergic antibodies’ that cause anaphylaxis.
Increased scientific understanding of the role microbes play in humans and other animals has led to the development of probiotics to improve heath.
From dietary supplements to poop transplants, probiotics are now a multi-billion dollar market.
Affluent neighborhoods have very different microbes from those in poor ones.
You probably know about the collection of microorganisms that live in, on and around us. But did you know that not everyone in society has equal access to them? That needs to change.
‘To gut microbes.’
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
The microbes that live in our gut are essential to good health.
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The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
Study finds changes to gut microbiome begin as soon as migrants move to the US and continue to change over decades.
Cutting out pesticides by eating only organic food could slash your cancer risk.
New research suggests people who eat organic plant foods have a reduction in risk of common cancers.
An expert explains how often you should poo and what it should look like.
Some E. Coli protect humans from more harmful strains.
Sometimes the enemy of your enemy is your friend.
Modern diets are changing the compositions of our gut microbiota, and with that, our personalities.
For most of the twentieth century, we were at war with microbes, leading to substantial changes in our body’s ecosystem. This has changed our diets, disease profile, moods and even personalities.
Diet reduces risk of depression through actions on bacteria in the gut, the immune system and the brain.
A world-first trial showed depression is reduced after just three months following a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, fish, lean red meats, olive oil and nuts.
Hadza man with zebra head.
We need micro-environmentalists to fight for the cause.