Tag: gutbacteria

Another Very Interesting “Personalized Nutrition” Company: Introducing ZOE

I know from past surveys that many of you, like me, are super interested in personalized nutrition.  I just found another company that looks very promising: ZOE. The company has an impressive group of scientists at its helm.  To name just a few:  Tim… Continue Reading “Another Very Interesting “Personalized Nutrition” Company: Introducing ZOE”

Personalized Nutrition: An Update

Back in 2018, I described research to you out of the Weizmann Institute in Israel, which involved creating an algorithm to figure out the optimal diet for someone based upon their microbiome analysis results.[i]  That research led to the creation of the new company,… Continue Reading “Personalized Nutrition: An Update”

More on the Biome Evils of Artificial Sweeteners

Ugh. I have so few guilty pleasures, what with calorie counts and nutrition information on everything.  As much as I am pining to finally taste a mocha frappacino at Starbucks, as soon as I see that 400+ calorie count, I just can’t bring myself… Continue Reading “More on the Biome Evils of Artificial Sweeteners”

Babies, Breast Milk and the Development of the Early Microbiome and Immune System

That the first few months of life are critical for the development of a healthy microbiome, which in turn, affects health life-long is now accepted as a self-evidient fact.  For those of you who, like me, have been following biome research for the last… Continue Reading “Babies, Breast Milk and the Development of the Early Microbiome and Immune System”

Akkermansia, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: An Update

For you fans of Akkermansia who’ve been waiting with baited breath for the next research paper on it, you’re in luck today! Of course, because we’re talking the human biome, nothing is ever simple. Today’s research is a great example of just how immensely… Continue Reading “Akkermansia, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: An Update”

More Reasons for Me to Love My Shirataki Noodles

Several months ago, in order to cut down on some carbohydrates in my diet (I’m pretty much a carb junkie), I started to eat Japanese shirataki noodles that I’d found in my healthfood store.  It was a eureka moment for me when I discovered… Continue Reading “More Reasons for Me to Love My Shirataki Noodles”

Just Around the Corner: New Effective Treatments for C.Diff Infections

Today, a little bit of good news. Two late-stage treatments for recurring Clostridioides difficile (C.diff) infections have shown very promising results.[i] The even better news is that these treatments involve using natural gut bacteria to combat the pathogen. The first (RBX2660) is somewhat more… Continue Reading “Just Around the Corner: New Effective Treatments for C.Diff Infections”

Relating Bacterial Microbiome Structure to Specific Diseases: We’re One Step Closer

I wasn’t surprised to see this research out of Harvard University:  it was inevitable. Scientists at Harvard and the Joslin Diabetes Center have analyzed the genetic makeup of bacterial microbiomes and linked these DNA signatures directly to specific diseases.[i]   As more and more… Continue Reading “Relating Bacterial Microbiome Structure to Specific Diseases: We’re One Step Closer”

They Thymus Gland, the Microbiome, and Early Immune System Training

Loads of times, I have talked about how our microbiomes are the earliest instructors for our immune systems, teaching how to distinguish good from bad, and self from non-self.  Many diseases are associated with lessons poorly learned:  autoimmune disease results from the immune system… Continue Reading “They Thymus Gland, the Microbiome, and Early Immune System Training”

Phage Therapy for Antibiotic Resistant Infections: A Clinical Trial

For today, the results of a small (but highly significant) human clinical trial using bacteriophages to treat drug-resistant bacterial infection.  I came across it while reading a summary article in an online publication from Johns Hopkins University, describing the work of one of their… Continue Reading “Phage Therapy for Antibiotic Resistant Infections: A Clinical Trial”