We have trillions of microbes in our gut – and each do something different for our body.
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.
Rather than focusing on single foods for ‘gut health’, we’re better off having a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
Whether or not you respond to a certain medicine or therapy doesn’t just depend on you. The microbes in your gut play a role in the success or failure of various drugs, including cancer therapies.
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.
Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
Current research suggests that exercise causes a number of positive changes in our gut microbiome.
COVID-19 can attack your gastrointestinal tract, and those with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting may have a worse version of the disease.
Your gut plays an important role in building your immune defences. Don’t neglect it.
The science behind direct-to-consumer gut microbe testing is in its infancy. Here’s what you need to know if you’ve been tempted to get your microbiome analysed.
Probiotics sold in tablets or capsules don’t need to be refrigerated to work.
Knowing what genes cause antibiotic resistance – and where they are in the body – is critical for preventing further antibiotic resistance.
Our research found that following a Mediterranean diet was linked with less frailty, inflammation, and maintaining better cognitive function.
For your 2020 New Year’s resolutions, think about keeping the microbes that live inside your gut healthy. Look after them and they’ll look after you.
Individual gut microbe species are less important for our health than teams of microbes working together.
Drunk without drinking? Liver damage without drinking? Gut bacteria might be the cause.
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
Emulsifiers are in everything from ice cream to mayonnaise.