COVID-19 primarily attacks the respiratory system. However, the links between the latter, your digestive tract and immune system make an examination of the role of nutrition and the gut microbiota in the fight against the virus relevant. Here is the first article of a two-part series on the subject.

The last 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit hold in Madrid on March updated the science behind diet, the balance between gut microbiota and the immune system, mental health, food intolerances and functional gut disorders, among others. Check out here the Summit’s official report.

Circadian rhythms are also apparent within our gastrointestinal tract. Two new mice studies show that circadian rhythm and clock genes may also affect intestinal immune cells by boosting the secretion of cytokines that help maintain proper balance of the intestinal barrier.

Did you know that there are different types of probiotics? Do you know how beneficial they are for health? This new infographic by ISAPP explains the different types of probiotics and their contribution to the way the immune system functions.

The importance of the first 1000 days of life

10 Jul 2019

by Cristina Sáez

From the moment we are conceived until we are 1000 days old, nutrition and gut microbiota play an essential role in laying the foundations of our health later in life.

This infographic from the International Scientific Association of Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) helps us understand the differences between probiotics and prebiotics and how they can help maintain balance in the gut microbiota.