Category: obesity

The Mycobiome, Diet and Weight

The big biome buzz over the last few days has been about research out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham which showed, in a mouse model, that the fungi of the gut – the mycobiome – plays a major role in how processed… Continue Reading “The Mycobiome, Diet and Weight”

Even at “Acceptable” Levels, Glyphosate Disrupts the Bacterial Microbiome (rodent study)

My regular readers know that I have been closely following the growing body of research into the effects of glyphosates on human health.  There has been huge controversy over this for years now.  While humans do not have the shikimate pathway that glyphosate (the… Continue Reading “Even at “Acceptable” Levels, Glyphosate Disrupts the Bacterial Microbiome (rodent study)”

Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy and Your Baby’s Microbiome

As a nutritionist, one of my (many) areas of interest is in research about the relationship of diet to health.  Today’s research, conducted  by scientists in Canada, actually shocked me.[i]  I did not know that the consumption of artificial sweeteners by pregnant women is… Continue Reading “Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy and Your Baby’s Microbiome”

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????!!!”

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”

New Info on Akkermansia and Weight

On Tuesday, I posted info about how high levels of mucus-degrading bacteria, like Akkermansia, are associated with the development of inflammatory bowel disease.  If you’ll remember, in that study rodents were fed different forms of sugar for 7 days and the gut bacteria shifted… Continue Reading “New Info on Akkermansia and Weight”

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”

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”

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”