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Starting at birth and continuing through the life span, we live in harmony with the bacteria and other microorganisms we host in our gut – a dynamic collection called the gut microbiota. These hundreds of trillions of bacteria are crucial for our health. They play a key role in important body functions, from keeping the digestive system running to helping…

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Starting at birth and continuing through the life span, we live in harmony with the bacteria and other microorganisms we host in our gut – a dynamic collection called the gut microbiota. These hundreds of trillions of bacteria are crucial for our health. They play a key role in important body functions, from keeping the digestive system running to helping…

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The intestines have their own nervous system, the ENS (enteric nervous system), which has over 500 million neurons. Scientists are investigating how ENS nerve cells communicate with brain neurons through the ‘gut-brain axis’. The latest research shows the actions of ENS neurons are affected by events in the gut environment, including the activities of bacteria that dwell there.    …

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The intestines have their own nervous system, the ENS (enteric nervous system), which has over 500 million neurons. Scientists are investigating how ENS nerve cells communicate with brain neurons through the ‘gut-brain axis’. The latest research shows the actions of ENS neurons are affected by events in the gut environment, including the activities of bacteria that dwell there.    …

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Probiotics are ‘live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. In other words, these friendly bacteria work hard to improve your health. They have strength in numbers – you need to consume a large enough dose of probiotics in order to see their benefits. Evidence shows probiotics positively affect digestive health, but their…

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Probiotics are ‘live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host’. In other words, these friendly bacteria work hard to improve your health. They have strength in numbers – you need to consume a large enough dose of probiotics in order to see their benefits. Evidence shows probiotics positively affect digestive health, but their…

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When you consume dietary fibers, it is not your body that breaks them down—it’s the bacteria in your large intestine! Important molecules produced by this bacterial activity are called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which comprise a maximum of six carbon atoms along with atoms of oxygen and hydrogen. Your body absorbs around 95% of these SCFAs and puts them to…

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When you consume dietary fibers, it is not your body that breaks them down—it’s the bacteria in your large intestine! Important molecules produced by this bacterial activity are called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), which comprise a maximum of six carbon atoms along with atoms of oxygen and hydrogen. Your body absorbs around 95% of these SCFAs and puts them to…

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The power of food to impact your health is not a new idea, but it is only with emerging research on the human gut microbiota that scientists are beginning to understand exactly how this happens. Whether you eat a strawberry or a hamburger, the food components enter your digestive system and encounter the intestinal microbes. Through a series of complex…

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The power of food to impact your health is not a new idea, but it is only with emerging research on the human gut microbiota that scientists are beginning to understand exactly how this happens. Whether you eat a strawberry or a hamburger, the food components enter your digestive system and encounter the intestinal microbes. Through a series of complex…

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Every human has a gut microbiota – you can’t live without it. The proportion of different microbial species in the digestive tract varies substantially from person to person. Your genes influence which gut microbes live inside you, contributing to the stability of your own microbial community, even though a variety of outside factors change your microbiota from hour to hour…

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Every human has a gut microbiota – you can’t live without it. The proportion of different microbial species in the digestive tract varies substantially from person to person. Your genes influence which gut microbes live inside you, contributing to the stability of your own microbial community, even though a variety of outside factors change your microbiota from hour to hour…

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As human beings, we transform throughout our lives... and the same thing happens to our gut microbiota! Although this might sound a little strange, growth, balance, destabilisation and damage are all words that can also be used when referring to gut bacteria. In our first infographic we gave you the main figures relating to your gut flora; now we would…

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As human beings, we transform throughout our lives... and the same thing happens to our gut microbiota! Although this might sound a little strange, growth, balance, destabilisation and damage are all words that can also be used when referring to gut bacteria. In our first infographic we gave you the main figures relating to your gut flora; now we would…

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Nowadays, few people doubt the major role the hundreds of trillions of bacteria living in our intestine - known as the gut microbiota - play in terms of our health. Have you ever asked yourself, however, how much this small but important thing weighs? Or how many bacteria can actually live in our digestive system? Or what is its surface…

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Nowadays, few people doubt the major role the hundreds of trillions of bacteria living in our intestine - known as the gut microbiota - play in terms of our health. Have you ever asked yourself, however, how much this small but important thing weighs? Or how many bacteria can actually live in our digestive system? Or what is its surface…

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As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health”. Today, we’d like…

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As we explained in one of the first posts on this blog, the American  National Institutesof Health (NIH) launched a five-year initiative in 2008 aimed at studying the ins and outs of the human microbiome to “characterize microbial communities found at multiple human body sites and look for correlations between changes in the microbiome and human health”. Today, we’d like…

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