Category: Probiotics

Two Pieces of Research on Specific Bacteria Associated with Disease: Heart Attacks and IBD

Two interesting bits of research for you this week, to make up for missing a post last week.  Sorry – just too busy these days to get to write regularly.  Both are about research that has isolated specific bacterial microbiome differences in those with… Continue Reading “Two Pieces of Research on Specific Bacteria Associated with Disease: Heart Attacks and IBD”

Probiotics and Mental Health: A Review of Human Studies

As regular readers of this blog know, one of my particular areas of interest is the relationship of the gut biome to mental health, including memory and cognition. Very early on, if you remember, I told you the story of losing my grandmother to… Continue Reading “Probiotics and Mental Health: A Review of Human Studies”

L. reuteri: A Review of Its Many Known Benefits

A very happy New Year to you all. I hope your holidays were wonderful. First, an update on me.  You may have noticed that I have been writing posts less regularly. My new business has really taken off, and I am working insane hours. … Continue Reading “L. reuteri: A Review of Its Many Known Benefits”

Live to be 100? Fermented Foods, Healthy Aging and the Microbiome

Well, I just learned something new.  Did you know that, “Over a century ago, Elie Metchnikoff theorized that health could be enhanced and senility delayed by manipulating the intestinal microbiome with host-friendly bacteria found in yogurt”?[1]  I had absolutely no idea that healthy aging… Continue Reading “Live to be 100? Fermented Foods, Healthy Aging and the Microbiome”

Saccharomyces boulardii: Protection Against Dysbiosis and Cognitive Decline

Several months ago I came across a paper[i] that really interested me on the probiotic yeast, Saccharomyces boulardii,  and its effect on cognitive declines associated with gut dysbiosis,  but I am so swamped with work that I never got a chance to read it. … Continue Reading “Saccharomyces boulardii: Protection Against Dysbiosis and Cognitive Decline”

Akkermansia Fans: The Day You Have Been Waiting For!!!

There are going to be some VERY happy biome buzzers out there today! I got pretty darn excited when I read over the weekend that the European Food Safety Authority (their version of the FDA) has confirmed that pasteurized Akkermansia municiphila is a safe… Continue Reading “Akkermansia Fans: The Day You Have Been Waiting For!!!”

A New Probiotic Candidate in the Fight Against Obesity

Last week, I wrote about Akkermansia, which I have to believe will soon be available, perhaps as a medical food. Today, I am introducing you to a newly discovered “next generation” probiotic that I read about over the weekend – say hello to Dysomobacter… Continue Reading “A New Probiotic Candidate in the Fight Against Obesity”

A Very Hopeful Huge Step Forward in IBD (and other diseases) Treatment

Good morning, Biome Fans.  Before I launch into today’s cool piece of research, I just wanted to let you all know that going forward, more often than not, I’ll only be blogging once per week, as opposed to the twice I’ve been doing for… Continue Reading “A Very Hopeful Huge Step Forward in IBD (and other diseases) Treatment”

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gut Bacteria: Zeroing in on the Culprits (and the Solution)

My regular readers know that there is a (rapidly) growing body of evidence linking alterations in the bacterial microbiome to neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, (PD), Alzheimer’s and ALS.  (I have provided you links to just 3 of many previous posts on these topics.)  No… Continue Reading “Neurodegenerative Diseases and Gut Bacteria: Zeroing in on the Culprits (and the Solution)”

A Promising Probiotic Treatment for Leaky Gut

I have talked about impaired tight junctions in the intestinal epithelial lining (i.e. leaky gut) many times on this blog.  (Look here and here, for just two examples.)  We know this is a factor in diseases ranging from Parkinson’s to autism to Celiac disease… Continue Reading “A Promising Probiotic Treatment for Leaky Gut”