Tag: health

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”

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”

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”

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)”

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”

New Meta-Analysis Study Shows Supplements Do Help Protect Against COVID (a little)

Some good news to start off this May:  a new study was just published which shows that several supplements, including probiotics, may lessen the risk of contracting COVID-19 in women.[i]  (Sorry guys!)   A large population study was just published in the British Medical Journal,… Continue Reading “New Meta-Analysis Study Shows Supplements Do Help Protect Against COVID (a little)”

Household Chemicals and Microbiome Alterations in Babies (or…Join Me In My Misery)

In the last week, my son fell down the steps and broke his foot and my hot water tank failed, flooding my basement and ruining the floor of my professional offices. This, as you can imagine, has put me into a pretty bad mood… Continue Reading “Household Chemicals and Microbiome Alterations in Babies (or…Join Me In My Misery)”

Early In Life Exposure to Antibiotics and Altered Brain Development

Some might say it’s self-flagellation, but I can’t help myself reading the latest research into the effects of antibiotics early in life.  By now, my regular readers are all-too-familiar with my son, Alex’s, history.  For those new to The Biome Buzz, Alex is diagnosed… Continue Reading “Early In Life Exposure to Antibiotics and Altered Brain Development”