Antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria in your gut. But some foods can help get it back to normal.
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.
If your gut is healthy to begin with, it will take more to knock it out of whack. Prepare yourself now by making food choices that feed the microbiome and enhance gut health.
Our gut microbes play a key role in sending and receiving signals that influence the brain.
The disease is more severe in people with obesity, diabetes and hypertension — all conditions linked to changes in the gut microbiome.
Evidence from a new study could help scientists develop drugs to neutralise the ‘allergic antibodies’ that cause anaphylaxis.
PODCAST: The second episode of our series on the personalisation of healthcare focuses on your diet.
From dietary supplements to poop transplants, probiotics are now a multi-billion dollar market.
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
You want to encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut to improve health. But which foods should you eat to do that? It turns out that nutritional labels aren’t much help figuring that out.
A number of contradictory studies have found a link between Parkinson’s and having your appendix out.
Probiotics might avert a case of diarrhoea, or they could mean your gut takes longer to return to normal.
Study finds changes to gut microbiome begin as soon as migrants move to the US and continue to change over decades.
Certain gut microbes have been associated with certain diseases, but a new study finds that the pattern of microbes is consistent across a range of diseases.
There may be additional long-term health harms from antibiotic exposure in early life and before birth, including an increased risk of infection, obesity and asthma.
Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?
Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
In the largest citizen science experiment to date, 11,336 people sent poop samples to this San Diego lab so that microbiologists could figure out how the microbes in our guts make us healthy or sick.
There are some interesting animal studies on kombucha but the jury is still out on whether it’s any healthier than tea.
A study of middle-aged British women shows that omega-3 has beneficial effects on gut health.