Saccharomyces boulardii: The Probiotic Yeast That Is Great for Your Gut and Immune System

Probiotics are supplemental live microorganisms that offer health benefits. While most probiotics are bacterial in origin, one strain of yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii has been found to be a particularly effective probiotic. It should … [Read more...]

Dysbiosis of The Gut and Blood Linked with Inflammation and Heart Disease

French researchers link dysbiosis of the blood with adverse cardiovascular events   Watch this video below to learn more!   CHOLESTEROL AND HEART DISEASE: BACTERIA ARE PARTOF THE STORY Despite the huge progress in … [Read more...]

SAD Diet Disturbs Circadian Clocks Leading to Leaky Gut and Imbalanced Gut Bacteria

BREAKING NEWS Cutting-edge practitioners have long known that obesity and diabetes is linked with imbalanced gut bacteria and skewed circadian clock genes. But, for the first time in human history, scientists at Rush University in Chicago … [Read more...]

How Viruses Wreck Your Metabolism: gut bacteria are the tip of the ‘infectobesity’ iceberg

INFECTOBESITY: THE IMMUNE-MICROBE-METABOLIC CONNECTION Bacterial endotoxin from the gut are not the only microbial link to obesity and diabetes. Elevated levels of circulating inflammation-stimulating immune cells have been observed in … [Read more...]

Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA) And Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

Short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) epitomize the notion that when we eat, our microbes are eating too. The bacteria in our gut ferment our food, synthesizing three main types of SCFA—acetate, propionate, and butyrate—in roughly a 70:20:10 … [Read more...]

Patients with Ulcerative Colitis have Imbalanced Intestinal Microbiota, Study Finds

New study reports key microbial and metabolic alterations in the bowel of patients with Ulcerative colitis (UC), an autoimmune bowel disease.   Source Vigsnaes, LK. Microbiotas from UC patients display altered metabolism and … [Read more...]

Feeling ‘Gutsy?’ There’s a Lot to Swallow…

Developments surrounding our understanding of the intestine and it’s associated microflora are contending to be the most exciting research topics of the decade. Almost weekly cutting-edge research emerges in this arena, furthering … [Read more...]

Delayed Gluten Exposure During Infancy Augments Later Life Immunological Response and Autoimmunity to Gluten

Bacteroides fragilis activates Treg cells

dysfunctional cross talk between innate and adaptive immunity…..could be influenced by the timing of gluten introduction into the diet.... and composition of the GI microbiota," notes Sellitto et al 2012. Alessio Fasano's group at … [Read more...]

New Associations Between H. pylori Colonization and Markers of Blood Sugar Dysregulation

A research team from New York found a positive correlation between H. pylori status, increasing age, body mass index and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels (Chen 2012). That is to say elevated levels of HbA1c and H. pylori were more … [Read more...]

Early Life Nutrition and HLA-DQ genotype Have a Combined Influence on the Composition of the Intestinal Microflora, Immune System Development and Sensitivity to Gluten

Gut Microbes Modified by Early Life Nutrition

Should one be surprised by the apparent rise in functional disorders-such as thyroid, neurologic, metabolic, and gastroenterological conditions-related to gluten sensitivity and/or celiac disease? Or could it be that alterations in the … [Read more...]