What’s the latest in gut microbiota science? Some insights from this year’s GMFH Summit18 May 2022
by Manon Oliero
The gut microbiota is a hot topic. Research on the subject is constantly evolving and the goal is to create new gut microbiota-based therapies for preventing or curing disease, allowing patients to live healthy lives. At the 10th anniversary of the GMFH Summit, a panel of experts came together to share the latest in gut microbiota research. Now it’s our turn to share their insights with you.
Food intolerances vs food sensitivities: separating the wheat from the chaff12 May 2022
by GMFH Editing Team
Adverse reactions to food are on the rise and include both food sensitivities and food intolerances. Learn more about the differences between the two and the most important factor to consider before going on a restrictive diet.
Allergic children present different bacterial strains that promote inflammation21 Apr 2022
by Manon Oliero
Rural living, vaginal delivery, pet ownership, eating a wide variety of foods, low antibiotic use, and breast milk microbiota can prevent your children from developing a respiratory or food allergy. But what if differences in the gut microbiota could predict which children will grow out of their allergies?
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“Look after your microbiota and it will look after you”: An interview with Cristina Sáez1 Jun 2022
by Lorena Corfas
What leads a journalist or writer to publish another book about the large community of bacteria living in the gut? To answer this question, we spoke to Cristina Sáez, a science journalist who, in conjunction with Spanish organization Fundación Alicia, has recently published a book on the subject called La ciencia de la microbiota.
A study casts doubt on the contribution of altered gut microbiota in autism spectrum disorder-related behaviors6 Apr 2022
by Allison Clark
There is a growing interest in the role diet plays in behavior, yet current studies have yielded inconsistent results around directly linking the gut microbiome as the cause of certain behaviors such as anxiety, depression and autistic behavior. A recent study tries to tackle the question of whether the gut microbiome is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders.
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How can you accurately diagnose and manage Clostridioides difficile infection?10 Jun 2022
by Andreu Prados
Clostridioides difficile infection is a common cause of diarrhea, not only in hospitals but also in outpatient settings. This article focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of C. difficile infection and includes an updated summary of literature on the latest guidelines (Part 2).
The brain-gut-microbiota axis involves different routes of communication and can be targeted to influence brain and behavior20 May 2022
by Andreu Prados
The gut-brain connection is largely shaped by the composition and function of gut-dwelling microbial communities. This review article addresses how the brain and gut communicate and considers potential psychobiotic therapies.
The gut microbiome in personalized nutrition and medicine: takeaways from the 2022 GMFH Summit5 May 2022
by Joël Doré, Andreu Prados
The 10th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit took place on March 12th and 13th 2022, focusing on the role of gut microbiome-related interventions as part of individualized nutrition and medicine. This post highlights the major learnings from the conference and how they might impact clinical practice in the foreseeable future.