#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

Food intolerances vs food sensitivities: separating the wheat from the chaff

Food sensitivities are on the rise. And although greater awareness and better diagnosis tools provide some explanation for the increase, Dr. Elena Verdú from McMaster University (Canada) explains that changes in our environment, the way people eat and lifestyle can all affect the gut microbiome, which can, in turn, lead to the development of food sensitivities.

In this video interview with Dr. Verdú, recorded as part of the GMFH 10th anniversary celebration, she provides some tips for identifying whether symptoms are due to the former or the latter. She also mentions why a good diagnosis by a general practitioner is the first step, before embarking on a restrictive fad diet for managing suspected food sensitivity.

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#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!

“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.

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.

While the human gut microbiota can affect metabolic health, there are only a few bacterial strains that have been shown to be potentially helpful in cases of obesity. Prof. Patrice D. Cani updates the health effects of Akkermansia muciniphila as one of the most widely studied gut bacteria for weight management.

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.