Category : Gut Microbiota

Almost 25% of women experience a psychological disorder during pregnancy or after birth. Depression is the most common health problem, followed by anxiety. These disorders can have a profound impact both on women and their children, hindering the development of the bond between the two. According to a recent study led by researchers at Radboud University (Netherlands), maternal psychological distress…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Almost 25% of women experience a psychological disorder during pregnancy or after birth. Depression is the most common health problem, followed by anxiety. These disorders can have a profound impact both on women and their children, hindering the development of the bond between the two. According to a recent study led by researchers at Radboud University (Netherlands), maternal psychological distress…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

“Eating right for gut health” is the motto of Natasha Haskey, a Registered Dietitian from Canada, who has 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition. Her research work focuses on how dietary factors influence the gut microbiome, immune system and clinical disease in inflammatory bowel diseases. Interviewed at the 8th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2019 in Miami…

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“Eating right for gut health” is the motto of Natasha Haskey, a Registered Dietitian from Canada, who has 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition. Her research work focuses on how dietary factors influence the gut microbiome, immune system and clinical disease in inflammatory bowel diseases. Interviewed at the 8th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit 2019 in Miami…

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Aging is a physiological process that results in changes observable to the naked eye (appearance of a few more wrinkles, hair whitening, change in stature or posture…) but also other changes less observable (increased frailty). Aging-related changes also occur within our digestive tract, but they are not always easy for the human eye to detect. Diet and host genetics are…

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Aging is a physiological process that results in changes observable to the naked eye (appearance of a few more wrinkles, hair whitening, change in stature or posture…) but also other changes less observable (increased frailty). Aging-related changes also occur within our digestive tract, but they are not always easy for the human eye to detect. Diet and host genetics are…

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On the threshold of a new year, it’s the perfect time to review the great progress made in research on gut microbiota, probiotics and prebiotics, nutrition and gut health in 2019. We have shared more than 40 articles discussing these achievements on our platform over the past 12 months, along with a further 3 new GMFH infographics and 4 video…

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GMFH Editing Team

On the threshold of a new year, it’s the perfect time to review the great progress made in research on gut microbiota, probiotics and prebiotics, nutrition and gut health in 2019. We have shared more than 40 articles discussing these achievements on our platform over the past 12 months, along with a further 3 new GMFH infographics and 4 video…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

While the composition of your microbiota remains fairly stable in adulthood, it is subject to variations in the first years of life and among seniors, some of which are more significant than others! Factors such as delivery mode, diet and antibiotic treatments all have an impact on the development of our gut microbiota, along with its diversity and richness. This…

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While the composition of your microbiota remains fairly stable in adulthood, it is subject to variations in the first years of life and among seniors, some of which are more significant than others! Factors such as delivery mode, diet and antibiotic treatments all have an impact on the development of our gut microbiota, along with its diversity and richness. This…

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Our gut microbiota’s composition and metabolic activity is behind the close relationship between what we eat and our gut health and wellbeing. You have probably experienced gastrointestinal symptoms related to food intake, which can be aggravated by certain foods or food groups. And you’re not alone in that. As increasingly more people are affected by digestive disorders that affect their…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Our gut microbiota’s composition and metabolic activity is behind the close relationship between what we eat and our gut health and wellbeing. You have probably experienced gastrointestinal symptoms related to food intake, which can be aggravated by certain foods or food groups. And you’re not alone in that. As increasingly more people are affected by digestive disorders that affect their…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

It has long been suspected that the way we are born plays a key role in determining which microorganisms would colonize our guts. Now, these suspicions have been confirmed by the largest ever study of newborns’ gut microbiota and the impact of delivery methods. According to the new research, babies born by Caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

It has long been suspected that the way we are born plays a key role in determining which microorganisms would colonize our guts. Now, these suspicions have been confirmed by the largest ever study of newborns’ gut microbiota and the impact of delivery methods. According to the new research, babies born by Caesarean section have different gut bacteria to those…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

“The five superfoods you should eat to stay healthy”, “Coffee is good for your gut microbiota. This is why”. “Impressive health benefits of Kombucha tea for your gut health”. “This diet is really good for your gut microbiota”, and so on and on. Some of these headlines, for sure, ring you a bell. Gut health and nutrition are a hot…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

“The five superfoods you should eat to stay healthy”, “Coffee is good for your gut microbiota. This is why”. “Impressive health benefits of Kombucha tea for your gut health”. “This diet is really good for your gut microbiota”, and so on and on. Some of these headlines, for sure, ring you a bell. Gut health and nutrition are a hot…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

Studies have shown that diet, such as Paleo, high fat vs low-fat diet or Western diet, greatly impacts the gut microbiota composition even more than genetics. Surprisingly, little is known how cooking certain foods might alter the gut microbiota. Since heat changes the chemical and physical properties of foods, researchers wondered if this too affects the gut microbiota. Head researcher…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

Studies have shown that diet, such as Paleo, high fat vs low-fat diet or Western diet, greatly impacts the gut microbiota composition even more than genetics. Surprisingly, little is known how cooking certain foods might alter the gut microbiota. Since heat changes the chemical and physical properties of foods, researchers wondered if this too affects the gut microbiota. Head researcher…

Allison Clark
Allison Clark has a master in nutrition and health from Open University in Barcelona and a master in journalism. She is a freelance writer and nutritionist and has written various peer review papers about the role the gut microbiota plays in health, disease and endurance exercise performance. Allison is passionate about the role diet and the gut microbiota play in health and disease. Follow her on Twitter @Heal_your_Gut

It was one of those family meals you have once a year. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, siblings, all together gathered around a splendid table, chatting, eating the delicacies cooked by grandma, when all of a sudden, a familiar but surprising sound followed by that... smell made everyone silenced. Pooh! Then, ‘It’s just a little fart!’ said my…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina

It was one of those family meals you have once a year. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, siblings, all together gathered around a splendid table, chatting, eating the delicacies cooked by grandma, when all of a sudden, a familiar but surprising sound followed by that... smell made everyone silenced. Pooh! Then, ‘It’s just a little fart!’ said my…

Cristina Sáez
Cristina Saez is a freelance science journalist. She works for several media, for instance the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, where she coordinates the science section, Big Vang; as well as research centres and scientific societies. She has been awarded for her journalistic work, among others, with the Boehringer Ingelheim Award in Medical Journalism 2015. Follow Cristina on Twitter @saez_cristina