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2 November 2020
We all want to avoid getting sick, especially this winter season.

The Microbiome & Immune Health

Ongoing research on the microbiome suggests that it plays an important role in immune system development and maintenance.
16 October 2020

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are a hot topic in nutrition and health. They are popularly thought to have great potential in improving gut health, reducing risk of some diseases, or balancing the […]
6 October 2020
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Can You Achieve a Perfect Microbiome?

The microbiome is a collection of bacteria residing primarily in our digestive tract that plays a huge role in health promotion and disease prevention. We know that diseases […]
24 September 2020
Mental Health may be impacted by the individual microbiome makeup.

Your Second Brain: Your Gut’s Impact on Mental Health

Have you heard of the gut-brain axis? Or perhaps heard the phrase “the gut is a second brain?” Research is continually linking the gut microbiome with mental […]
23 September 2020
GI diseases can be debilitating. Targeted microbiome therapies may help.

Fecal Transplant: A Potential Therapeutic Target

It may sound unusual, but fecal transplants have been found to be a valuable therapeutic strategy for multiple medical situations. Fecal samples from healthy individuals can be processed and used […]
22 September 2020
Severe Obesity is Associated with a Disrupted Microbiome

Microbiome Changes with Weight Loss Surgery

More and more studies are showing a strong connection between obesity and the gut microbiome. One team recently found that severe obesity is associated with a distressed gut […]
21 September 2020

C-Section and the Microbiome

Many different factors contribute to the development and changing of the gut microbiota throughout the lifecycle. We know that one of the earliest influences on the […]
21 September 2020
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Causal Effects Between the Microbiome and Disease

Investigations of links between the gut microbiome and specific diseases tend to have a causality problem: it’s unclear whether an altered microbiome contributes to the disease […]
16 September 2020

Weight Bias and the Stigma of Obesity: A Call to Action

A consensus statement and pledge were recently released from a group of international scientific organizations regarding weight bias and the treatment of those with obesity. This type of […]