Browsed by
Category: microbiome

Massive Study Yields Exciting Findings about Gut Health and the Microbiome

Massive Study Yields Exciting Findings about Gut Health and the Microbiome

Gut health could be the biggest trend in the health field right now. Everywhere I turn people are discussing the importance of their gut health and how it is linked to their overall health, as well as the benefits of probiotics. And, for good reason: a growing body of research shows that what happens in our gut expands well beyond the gut. Now new research shows that the health of your gut is significantly influenced by what you eat. A…

Read More Read More

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Can Gut Bacteria Affect Alzheimer’s Disease?

New research finds the microbes in your gut may play a major role in escalating the chronic brain disease. A raft of recent studies has shown that the microbiome is a factor in the development of obesity, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease. Now, we can add Alzheimer’s disease to the list. A new study, published in Scientific Reports, has shown that certain gut microbiota may speed up the development of the chronic brain disease. Researchers studied both healthy…

Read More Read More

Microbiome: Buzzword in Gut Health — But What Is it?

Microbiome: Buzzword in Gut Health — But What Is it?

The advances in gene sequencing have created an enthusiasm for research linking gut bacteria to diseases. Have acne? Could be your gut. Crohn’s disease? PTSD? Obesity? Could be your gut. The gut microbiome — trillions of bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract — has everyone from immunologists to gut health nuts excited about what problems it could explain, or solve, about their health. Researchers are pumping out new studies linking the gut bacteria makeup to everything from asthma to irritable bowel…

Read More Read More

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue

Gut Bacteria May Hold Clues to Chronic Fatigue

Intestinal colonies differ in CFS patients, study finds, bolstering notion the disorder isn’t a psychological problem Chronic fatigue syndrome – a condition that continues to baffle doctors – may be influenced by a person’s intestinal bacteria – sometimes called gut microbiome, new research finds. “Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome have a different profile of bacterial species in their gut microbiome than healthy individuals,” said the study’s senior author, Maureen Hanson. She’s a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell…

Read More Read More