Tag: eatingdisorders

More on How Little We Know About Archaea

Twice ever, I have gotten to write about archaea, some of the least studied members of the human biome.  These sort-of bacteria (they are kind of like bacteria but their cell walls are different and they have no defined nucleus) are actually pretty remarkable… Continue Reading “More on How Little We Know About Archaea”

Anorexia: Yet Another Microbiome Induced Autoimmune Illness?

I’ve written a fair amount lately about the association of obesity to bacterial microbiome alterations, but have thus far, only had the chance to write a few times about the relationship of dysbiosis to anorexia nervosa (AN).  In my frenzy of reading these last… Continue Reading “Anorexia: Yet Another Microbiome Induced Autoimmune Illness?”

Introducing Archaea: Another Important Member of Your Inner Ecosystem

It’s not often that I get to write about the more esoteric members of our gut biomes.  Our bacteria get the most hype in the scientific literature, but as you all know, there are many other kinds of residents of our inner ecosystems.  I… Continue Reading “Introducing Archaea: Another Important Member of Your Inner Ecosystem”

More On Anorexia and the Bacterial Microbiome: Searching for the Optimal Diet Solution

I haven’t seen any new research on the biome and eating disorders recently (I first wrote about this topic in November of 2017,  but have seen precious little since), so was very pleased to spot an article[i] yesterday on Gut Microbiota for Health which… Continue Reading “More On Anorexia and the Bacterial Microbiome: Searching for the Optimal Diet Solution”

Eating Disorders, Inflammation and the Biome

Now for a topic I knew nothing about. An article was just published in Pediatrics that showed an incredibly significant association between autoimmunity and inflammation and eating disorders.[i]  The study was conducted on adolescents born in Denmark between 1989 and 2006, who were studied… Continue Reading “Eating Disorders, Inflammation and the Biome”