A simple study for today’s post but also, a really, really, REALLY important one. Researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia did a meta-analysis, covering 6,851 patients,  looking at whether or not giving a multi-strain probiotic reduces the incidence of Clostridia difficile infection (C.diff) in adults and children taking antibiotics.[i] I wrote about this hellish … More

Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria and Disease

A very interesting article appeared today in The Conversation[i] about research just published in Nature Communications. It is written by the paper’s senior author, Dr. Claire Steves, of King’s College in London.  Using the more-than 2700 medical profiles in the TwinsUK cohort (a group of older British twins who volunteered their medical information for the … More Good Bacteria, Bad Bacteria and Disease

Eating Fiber During Pregnancy…Likely a Really Good Idea

Ok,  on Tuesday I promised you a markedly less depressing post next time.  So here goes!  (And please note irresistibly cute, happy photo of little piglets included…) A funny little coincidence this morning…. (But first, a quick primer on fiber, which I talk about regularly on this blog as its importance cannot be understated: Fiber … More Eating Fiber During Pregnancy…Likely a Really Good Idea