Could A Fecal Transplant Cure Depression? How Gut Bacteria Impacts Your Mood

Emerging research has found that gut bacteria can affect your mood. Learn more about ways to boost your gut flora.

Source: Could A Fecal Transplant Cure Depression? How Gut Bacteria Impacts Your Mood

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How the gut influences neurologic disease

A study sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases.

Source: How the gut influences neurologic disease: Researchers are identifying the key players involved in the gut-brain connection and their role in disease progression — ScienceDaily

New link between gut microbiome and artery hardening discovered

The level of diversity of the ‘good bacteria’ in our digestive systems has been found to be linked to a feature of cardiovascular disease — hardening of the arteries — in new research.

Source: New link between gut microbiome and artery hardening discovered — ScienceDaily

A gut bacterium’s guide to building a microbiome

Many studies have linked the gut microbiome to health and disease. New research reveals mechanisms utilized by gut bacteria to assemble a microbiome in the first place.

Source: A gut bacterium’s guide to building a microbiome: Unlike invading pathogens, which are attacked by the immune system, certain good bacteria in the gut invite an immune response in order to establish robust gut colonization — ScienceDaily

The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease

Bacteria found in the small intestines of mice and humans can travel to other organs and trigger an autoimmune response, according to a new study. The researchers also found that the autoimmune reaction can be suppressed with an antibiotic or vaccine designed to target the bacteria, they said.

Source: The enemy within: Gut bacteria drive autoimmune disease — ScienceDaily

Genetics or lifestyle: What is it that shapes our microbiome?

Some microbiome researchers had suggested that this variation begins with differences in our genes; but a large-scale study challenges this idea and provides evidence that the connection between microbiome and health may be even more important than we thought.

Source: Genetics or lifestyle: What is it that shapes our microbiome? A study brings new hope for improving our health — ScienceDaily

Food packaging could be negatively affecting nutrient absorption in your body

Food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates, according to new research.

Source: Food packaging could be negatively affecting nutrient absorption in your body — ScienceDaily