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Probiotics - Protecting Our Health from the Gut

The gut microbiota (GM) comprises billions of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract. This microbial community exerts numerous physiological functions. Prominent among these functions is the effect on host immunity through the uptake of nutrients that strengthen intestinal cells and cells involved in the immune response.

, February 09, 2023

Why do we need dietary fiber?

Why do we need dietary fiber?

Dietary fiber is an essential component of a healthful diet, with research linking a high fiber diet with reduced risks of many health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

, July 14, 2022

How Probiotics Can Help Your Yeast Infection

A yeast infection is caused by the overgrowth of a yeast called Candida. Candida is a normal part of the vaginal microbiome, a collection of microorganisms in the vagina. Bacteria keeps yeast in check. When this balance gets thrown off, a yeast infection

The probiotic strains Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus (LGR-1) and Lactobacillus reuteri (LRC-14) have been shown to inhibit the growth of Candida glabrata, a strain of Candida that can cause yeast infections.

, April 14, 2022

The Most Common Gastrointestinal Diseases

There are several different types of GI diseases that can affect the health of your digestive tract and how well your body digests food. The two main types of GI disease—functional and structural—are different, but can present with similar symptoms.

For the most part, most GI diseases are manageable, though they can present with debilitating symptoms and a lower quality of life.

, April 06, 2022

The Microbiome as a Therapy in Pouchitis and Ulcerative Colitis

The gut microbiome has been implicated in a range of diseases and there is a rapidly growing understanding of this ecosystem’s importance in inflammatory bowel disease. We are yet to identify a single microbe that causes either ulcerative colitis (UC) or pouchitis, however, reduced microbiome diversity is increasingly recognised in active UC.

, February 17, 2022

Importance of Dietary Changes During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How to Upgrade Your Immune Response

Importance of Dietary Changes During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How to Upgrade Your Immune Response

The new coronavirus pandemic continues to spread causing further public health, social, and economic issues. The disparities in the rates of death between countries poses questions about the importance of lifestyle habits and the immune status of populations. An exploration of dietary habits and COVID-19-related death might unravel associations between these two variables.

, March 04, 2021

Dysbiosis in the ICU: Microbiome science coming to the bedside

Authors: Georgios D Kitsios, MD, PhD, Michael J Morowitz, MD, Robert P Dickson, MD, Gary B. Huffnagle, PhD, Bryan J McVerry, MD, and Alison Morris, MD, MS,

The advent of molecular, culture-independent techniques to study micro-organisms revealed that the human host harbors approximately 40 trillion microbes, including bacteria and their phages, viruses, fungi and archaea.

, February 18, 2021

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