White Paper: Importance of Microbiome Modulation & Medium-Chain Prebiotics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a complex process, as there are many factors that influence IBS, including stress, environmental toxins, nutrient depletion and gut dysbiosis. Often, by the time you see the patient, they have have been prescribed antibiotics and suffered from chronic infections, which only complicates resolvingRead …

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Prebiotics and the Goldilock’s Effect: Getting it Just Right for Gut Health Management

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Sponsored by SFI Health/ While the value of prebiotics for healthy microflora is well established, some individuals may not tolerate inulin, a known high FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono- saccharides and Polyols) nutrient. Short chain carbohydrates may lead to including gas, bloating, and diarrhea, especially for individuals who are newRead …

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Infant Gut Microbiome Colonizes only During and After Birth, Not Before, says Collaborative Study

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It is well known that each person’s gut bacteria is vital for digestion and overall health, but when does that infant gut microbiome start? New research led by scientists from McMaster University and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin in Germany has found it happens during and after birth, and not before.Read …

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Non-Probiotics Associated with Improved Anxiety Symptoms Over Just Probiotics

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On Today’s Practitioner, we’ve been a champion of reporting on the importance of regulating gut bacteria for mood disorders (see our Mood and Microbiome Resource Center here).  A review study including 1,500 participants, published in General Psychiatry, showed that anxiety symptoms might be reduced by taking steps to regulate theRead …

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Endurance Exercise Improves the Gut Microbiome

According to recent research, endurance exercise improves the gut microbiome by beneficially modifying gut microbiota composition. This new study shows that after six weeks of training, potentially inflammation causing microbes (Proteobacteria) decreased and microbes that are linked to enhanced metabolism (Akkermansia) increased. Even though there was no significant drop in

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The Role of Nutrition and the Gut-Brain Axis in Psychiatry: A Literature Review

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Individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders experience high levels of illness burden and a significantly reduced quality of life. Despite targeted psychopharmacological strategies and complementary psychotherapeutic procedures only moderate effects are obtained, and the risk of relapse is high in many patients. This narrative review highlights the important role of nutritionRead …

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Is Microbiome Composition Defined by Nurture or Nature? The Answer May Surprise You

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Is one’s microbiome composition a question of nature vs nurture? Some microbiome researchers suggest that variations in a person’s microbiome begins with differences in our genes; but a large-scale study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science and published in Nature, challenges this idea. The study also provides evidence thatRead …

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Link Between Gut Microbiome, Obesity, Diabetes, Depression and Anxiety

Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these negative feelings, the gut microbiome. In this animal study, published in Molecular Psychiatry, mice that become obese whenRead …

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