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.
Trillions of microorganisms living inside your digestive system may influence your health and even your weight. Here's how your gut may communicate with your brain, bone marrow and immune system.
Here's what happened to a professor of genetic epidemiology's 'microbiome' when he lived with the Hadza.
The composition of bacteria in our gut regulates our immune system. Modifying it - through poo transplants for example - can control cancer risk, as well as response to treatment.
Upping your intake of vegetables and fruits can do more than just reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer – it could also help you breathe easier.
When we can't lose weight, we tend to want to blame something outside our control. Could it be related to the mictobiota – the bacteria and other organisms – that colonise your gut?
If you have a ten-month-old baby, what do you need to know? What do you need to ask your GP about the benefits and risks of antibiotics?
You gotta have guts to succeed at Rio 2016 – and very healthy ones, at that.
There's more to fermented foods than a good meal. Scientists are learning just how such foods encourage the growth of probiotics and how this keeps people healthy.
Shoppers have had it with supermarket science and instead are embracing more holistic styles of eating.
No wonder scientists love it.
Why are some new parents wiping vaginal fluid all over their baby’s mouth, eyes, and skin?
The human gastrointestinal tract harbours trillions of microorganisms, with up to 1,000 or so different bacterial species.
The secret to longevity – take a look at your poo to find out.
Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk.
Your thoughts, moods and behaviours are the product of your brain. What you eat affects the chemicals in your brain, and thus your moods and behaviours.