#GMFH10years – Let’s celebrate together!

It’s been 10 years since our team came together with a mission to share knowledge about the science of the gut microbiota with researchers, health professionals and the rest of the world!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we will be sharing amazing new content throughout 2022, including special articles and video interviews with experts from around the world, both on our website and via our social media channels. Make sure you don’t miss a thing by following the official hashtag (#GMFH10years) and subscribing to our newsletters!

GMFH 10th anniversary

Digestive and mental health are closely connected and thanks to our gut microbes, scientists may know why

The relationship between gut microbes and mental health has a long history. Although scientists still do not know the exact mechanisms involved in how gut microbes shape mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression, emerging studies suggest that choosing a well-balanced diet is not only good for your waistline but could boost your mood. That means that by choosing a diet higher in fruit, vegetables and fish, you might be able to increase your chances of warding off mental health conditions such as depression.

Over the last decade, scientists have significantly increased their knowledge around how gut bacteria communicate with the brain in terms of their contribution to psychiatric disorders, as well as the role of the brain in abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea).

Despite promising recent advances in leveraging the gut microbiome to tackle psychiatric disorders, we are not at the stage of being able to use such advances in our everyday life. The good news, however, is that through our understanding that the gut is an important driver of mental health, treatments that target the gut microbiome could help improve brain and mental health and predict which patients will respond better to medical and nutritional interventions.

In this interview on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of GMFH, Dr. Premysl Bercik, a gastroenterologist and researcher at McMaster University (Canada), tells us a little more about whether and how what we eat can affect brain and mental health via its effects on the gut microbiome.

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Dr. Stéphane Schneider explains what recent studies have shown regarding the importance of taking care of what you eat for preventing or better controlling type 2 diabetes through the gut microbiome.

What happens in your gut may affect distal organs that are not apparently connected to your gut. Dr. Premysl Bercik explores what recent studies have shown regarding the association between the microbiome and neurological disorders.

Your body is surrounded and contains a huge diversity of microorganisms, most of which are not only harmless but essential. Dr. Joël Doré explains the importance of bringing balance to your inner microbial world for maintaining and improving health.

Are you familiar with the “biotic” family? As part of the GMFH 10th-anniversary interviews, we asked Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders to explain a little more about this concept and the health benefits provided by this group of substances.

Prof. Patrice D. Cani updates the health effects of Akkermansia muciniphila as one of the most widely studied gut bacteria for weight management.

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.

“We were able to make this complex science, which is microbiome science, easy for clinicians”. Francisco Guarner tells us about the early days of the GMFH World Summit and the challenges for the future of gut microbiota science.

#GMFH10years – Let’s celebrate together!

3 Mar 2022

by GMFH Editing Team

It’s been 10 years since our team came together with a mission to share knowledge about the science of the gut microbiota with researchers, health professionals and the rest of the world!

Want to know more about the history of GMFH? Take a look at the infographic we have prepared with the key moments from the past 10 years.