Gut microbes may affect the course of ALS

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. As reported today in Nature, progression of an ALS-like disease was slowed after the mice received…

Protect Your Gut: Tips For Better Digestive Hеаlth

Eаting the right foods can hеlр рrеvеnt digеѕtivе рrоblеmѕ and an upset ѕtоmасh. Yоur lifеѕtуlе and your diet affect the way уоur bоdу digеѕtѕ thе fооdѕ you eat. Adding mоrе fibеr, drinking mоrе wаtеr, аnd еxеrсiѕing more often all соntributе to a better digеѕtivе health. A few diеtаrу twеаkѕ саn…

A gut feeling for mental health

The first population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health identifies specific gut bacteria linked to depression and provides evidence that a wide range of gut bacteria can produce neuroactive compounds. Jeroen Raes (VIB-KU Leuven) and his team published these results today in the scientific journal Nature…

The importance of a child’s gut reaction

Ask most parents about their child's digestive habits, and they'll probably say they already know quite enough. But it's starting to look like nurturing a healthy gut is the single best thing you can do for your offspring's future health. Over the last decade, the gut – or rather the…