Category: Human Biome

Protection of Pathogenic Bacteria in the Gut? Mind your Taurine

I am on a good news roll!  How’s this for cheering?  Scientists from the National Institute of Health have discovered that the nutrient taurine – which is an amino acid found naturally in our bodies and also in foods like meat and fish –… Continue Reading “Protection of Pathogenic Bacteria in the Gut? Mind your Taurine”

Progress In Finding Targeted Bacteria to Potentially Treat a Variety of Issues

Again, trying to stay positive this month, for the sake of all our mental health:  the results of a recent large, international dietary study including Harvard physicians confirm yet again that a diet rich in plant-based foods is linked with a lower risk of… Continue Reading “Progress In Finding Targeted Bacteria to Potentially Treat a Variety of Issues”

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: Specific Probiotic Species to Treat????!!!

In my efforts to start off this New Year on a positive note, I am trying to only share good news this week on the Biome Buzz’ Facebook page, and to write only upbeat posts.  I refuse to let 2021 be a repeat of… Continue Reading “Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: Specific Probiotic Species to Treat????!!!”

My Annual End-of-the-Year Wrap-Up: Your Top 5 Picks!

For my annual year-end post, I’ve decided to once again review YOUR top 5 choices of the year.  I guess I shouldn’t be shocked by what you were most interested, in what has been quite the remarkable year for the world.  Here’s to hoping… Continue Reading “My Annual End-of-the-Year Wrap-Up: Your Top 5 Picks!”

Top Biome News Stories of the Year, Part 1

It’s the last week of the year, so it’s time for the inevitable yearly round-up posts!  There’s a good article on Gut Microbiota for Health summarizing some of the major microbiota scientific breakthroughs this year.[i]  Of course, you read it first here on The… Continue Reading “Top Biome News Stories of the Year, Part 1”

Promising Research: A Probiotic to Battle Obesity and Glucose Metabolism Issues

I think this is a very timely post, considering that we are in the midst of holiday season when we all over-indulge and then, come New Year’s, swear we’ll lose all the pounds we’ve pack on!  Research out of Ireland, University College Cork, first… Continue Reading “Promising Research: A Probiotic to Battle Obesity and Glucose Metabolism Issues”

The Gut’s Own Disinfectant

The human body is remarkable.  Some days it hits me right between the eyes! Before I explain recent findings out of the University of California, Davis[i], some background first.  As you may remember from previous posts, the mucus lining of the intestines protects the… Continue Reading “The Gut’s Own Disinfectant”

Isolating Which Bacterial Species Boost Immune Functioning

As you all know, I like to report on studies done in humans whenever possible, so here goes!  Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, In New York City, conducted really interesting research on patients who had received bone marrow transplants as part of… Continue Reading “Isolating Which Bacterial Species Boost Immune Functioning”

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bacterial Culprit

As a lifelong IBS  (irritable bowel syndrome) sufferer, I found this research to be particularly interesting. To date, in comparing fecal microbiome profiles of those with irritable bowel syndrome to those without, there have been no consistent findings.  Fecal samples reflect the bacteria in… Continue Reading “Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Bacterial Culprit”

More Evidence that Glyphosate May Harm Our Gut Bacteria

Today, more evidence on the detrimental effects of glyphosate on the microbiome, and subsequently, human health.  Researchers at the University of Turku, in Finland, developed a means of predicting whether or not a microbe is sensitive to the chemical.[i] Glyphosate is the active chemical… Continue Reading “More Evidence that Glyphosate May Harm Our Gut Bacteria”