Category: inflammation

Probiotics and Autism: Another Clinical Trial

Several times before I have mentioned that the best studied probiotic in the world is Visbiome (the new name for the formulation that used to go by the name VSL#3).  Look here and here, as just a couple of examples. Over 70 clinical studies… Continue Reading “Probiotics and Autism: Another Clinical Trial”

High Blood Pressure and the Microbiome

When I write about the incredible incidence of so many chronic illnesses, I always feel a little like the grim reaper.  But what can I do?! Inflammatory diseases are on the rise in the industrialized world and so many are being related to the… Continue Reading “High Blood Pressure and the Microbiome”

More on Inactive Probiotics as a Treatment…This time for IBS

My regular readers know I’ve been following the story of using “heat killed” probiotics to treat a variety of issues ranging from stress and PTSD (see here) to the detrimental effects on brain development from maternal immune  activation (see here).  I find this particularly… Continue Reading “More on Inactive Probiotics as a Treatment…This time for IBS”

Endocannabinoids as a Treatment for Gut Infections?

For today, a SUPER interesting paper out of the University of Utah, about how endocannabinoids, signaling molecules of our bodies that “look like” chemicals found in marijuana, can help us fight gut infections.[i]  This would finally explain why cannabis (the plant from which marijuana… Continue Reading “Endocannabinoids as a Treatment for Gut Infections?”

Probiotics, Omega 3s and Chronic Inflammation: Part 2

In part 2 of this look at what we currently know about the benefits of probiotic and omega supplementation on chronic, low-grade inflammation, we’ll be looking at the most common and best studied probiotics, alone and in combination.[i]  As I mentioned in Tuesday’s Part… Continue Reading “Probiotics, Omega 3s and Chronic Inflammation: Part 2”

Probiotics, Omega 3s and Chronic Inflammation: Part 1

As I am always on the lookout for things we can do now, I was particularly interested in reading a new paper just published in the journal Nutrients which reviewed what we know about using probiotics together with omega-3 fatty acids to reduce chronic… Continue Reading “Probiotics, Omega 3s and Chronic Inflammation: Part 1”

The Microbiome and Major Ligament Injuries

A brand new topic today for The Biome Buzz, but after hearing the sports news earlier  this week, this really struck me as interesting and odd, so here goes… This past Sunday, September 20th, 7 players in the National Football League here in the… Continue Reading “The Microbiome and Major Ligament Injuries”

Disrupted Sleep: Bad for the Health of You and Your Microbiome

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have recently published research demonstrating that disrupted sleep leads to elevated blood pressure and alterations to the bacterial microbiome.[i]  I’ve been covering this subject for a while as I myself am a terrible sleeper, and have a… Continue Reading “Disrupted Sleep: Bad for the Health of You and Your Microbiome”

Yogurt and Maintenance of the Epithelial Gut Barrier

When I was a kid, there was a commercial on TV that I’ve never forgotten, for Dannon Yogurt. It showed a bunch of people from Soviet held Georgia who were all around 100 years old, looking like they were in their 60s, actively running… Continue Reading “Yogurt and Maintenance of the Epithelial Gut Barrier”

This Week’s News on COVID and the Gut Biome

It seems like new information is coming out daily about the relationship of COVID-19 to the gut, and I’m trying to stay on top of it as best as I can for us all.  On Monday of this week, I spotted an article on… Continue Reading “This Week’s News on COVID and the Gut Biome”