Tag: stroke

Diet (animal products) and the Gut Bacteria: A Protective and Non-Protective Mechanism?

Lately, I’ve been reading more and more about biome inhabitants that have both good and bad effect.  I first introduced you to the word pathobionts in 2018 which is used to describe them.  Last week, I wrote about the sometimes-probiotic bacteria, L. reuteri, and… Continue Reading “Diet (animal products) and the Gut Bacteria: A Protective and Non-Protective Mechanism?”

The Bacterial Microbiome and Vascular Brain Disease

A big leap ahead for science this week:  for the first time ever, scientists from a variety of major universities (University of Chicago, the University of California San Diego, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania, etc.) have directly connected specific alterations in gut bacteria… Continue Reading “The Bacterial Microbiome and Vascular Brain Disease”

Omega 3s – The Controversy…or Another Judy Rant

I’m back raving and ranting about bad science writing. (And here, you thought I’d said my piece a few weeks ago, when I carried on about fake news in science!) Sorry.  I need an outlet to vent, and this is it.  Lucky you. A… Continue Reading “Omega 3s – The Controversy…or Another Judy Rant”

Gut Bugs and Metabolic Syndrome

According to JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), 35% of Americans now have metabolic syndrome (and 50% of those over 60 years old).[i]  Holy cow!  How’s that for incredible (and depressing) statistics?!  Well, how interesting for us gut-bug-lovers to learn that it looks… Continue Reading “Gut Bugs and Metabolic Syndrome”

The gut bacteria affect the brain’s blood vessels

I’m obsessing on some research[i] I read about last week.  “A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be responsible for producing malformations that can lead to stroke or… Continue Reading “The gut bacteria affect the brain’s blood vessels”