Tag: Probiotics

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”

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)”

Probiotics After Antibiotics? The Answer May Be No

A week ago or so, I got an email from a physician who follows my blog.  He reminded me of research I had seen a few years back, but at that time, had not read the paper myself.  On his recommendation I took a… Continue Reading “Probiotics After Antibiotics? The Answer May Be No”

A Yeast-Derived Metabolite from Kefir: Promising Research in the Fight Against Pathogens and Excessive Inflammation

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel are working on isolating specific molecules from kefir that can combat pathogenic bacteria and treat inflammatory bowl disease, as well as halt cytokine storms such as seen in severe cases of COVID.[i]  For those unfamiliar with kefir, it… Continue Reading “A Yeast-Derived Metabolite from Kefir: Promising Research in the Fight Against Pathogens and Excessive Inflammation”

Parkinson’s Disease, the Microbiome, Gum Disease and More: An April 2021 Update

I have been following the research into Parkinson’s disease for years, having been forced to watch the inevitable physical decline in several friends now who developed the illness frighteningly early in life (40s and 50s).  See here and here for just a couple of… Continue Reading “Parkinson’s Disease, the Microbiome, Gum Disease and More: An April 2021 Update”