Here we have another scientific evidence that an appropriate diet can protect you from a certain brain disease. A recent study provides evidence that the combination of dietary isoflavones and certain gut bacteria, which are able to break down these isoflavones, might be a potential treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
We are already aware that our diet shapes our gut microbiome, which has a great influence our health. For example, a low variety of foods on the daily basis, leads to a low microbiome diversity that has been linked to overweight, diabetes and dementia. Another example is a western diet that causes high inflammation levels […]
Actually it might. A recent study on mice found that gut bacteria are important for their social behaviour. The study discovered that mice without a gut microbiome (the germ-free mice) showed significant antisocial behavior, such as avoiding a stranger mouse rather than interacting with it.
First of all, what is tryptophan and what is so special about it? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps our body make melatonin and serotonin. Melatonin is responsible for our good night sleep, while serotonin regulates our appetite, mood and pain. Moreover, our liver can also use tryptophan to produce vitamin B3, which […]
Yes, you can! According to a recent study, people, who have increased levels of unique microorganisms in their gut, the gut microbiome, while aging, have more chance to stay healthy and live longer.
If you are a woman over 60 and don’t have a good appetite, your muscles will most probably loose their strength because of the poor gut health. At least, according to a recent small study.
We all know that whole grains such as rice, wheat and oats are healthy because they are rich in dietary fiber with a lot of health benefits. But did you know that we are not able to digest this fiber on our own? And if we can’t digest something, then we can’t use it. So […]
If you use stevia daily and have some unexplainable gut problems, try to avoid stevia for a few days. Maybe it is causing your gut problems. According to a recent Israeli study, the natural low-calorie sweetener stevia may lead to a gut microbial imbalance and, as a result, to a variety of gastrointestinal health issues.