Category: microbiome

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”

Baobab and Microbiome Diversity: Eat Like a Hazda!

A few days ago I received an email from a company (Dhow Nature Foods ) that is producing powdered baobab, asking if I’d consider writing a blog post about the product. I was pretty excited to hear from them. Baobab, you ask? What the… Continue Reading “Baobab and Microbiome Diversity: Eat Like a Hazda!”

Losing Weight – Gaining it Back…and the Microbiome

Today, for your reading pleasure, a kind of amazing 14 month long clinical trial out of Ben-Gurion University, in Israel![i]  As I am sure you all know, after dieting and losing weight, it is incredibly difficult to keep it off.  I read, not that… Continue Reading “Losing Weight – Gaining it Back…and the Microbiome”

The Macrobiome and Mycobiome in IBD: A Look at the Role of “Dirty Old Friends”

A very recent paper, published just this past May, caught my eye because of its title:  “Inflammatory bowel diseases, the hygiene hypothesis and the other side of the microbiota: Parasites and fungi.”[i]  How often on this blog have I talked about the incredible complexity… Continue Reading “The Macrobiome and Mycobiome in IBD: A Look at the Role of “Dirty Old Friends””

Introducing Proteobiotics: Natural Pathogen Fighters

A new topic – and vocabulary word – for The Biome Buzz:  proteobiotics.  You know that I am very enthused about research into using bacteriophages (viruses native to the human biome which target specific bacteria) as an old/new therapy to deal with infection.  (You… Continue Reading “Introducing Proteobiotics: Natural Pathogen Fighters”

New Info on COVID, the Immune System and the Microbiome

With every passing weeks, it seems like more connections are being  made between the bacterial microbiome and severe COVID-19 infection.  A new paper was pre-published (not yet peer reviewed) late last week looking in  more depth at the microbiota in COVID and what’s happening… Continue Reading “New Info on COVID, the Immune System and the Microbiome”