Tag: gut bacteria

Food allergies and how scientists may be able to reverse them by targeting the gut bacteria.

Food allergies and how scientists may be able to reverse them by targeting gut bacteria. Food allergies can be frustrating, causing inflammation in the gut and the rest of the body. At its worst, allergies can be life-threatening with anaphylaxis. A bacterial compound called butyrate that’s made by healthy microbiomes has shown promise against allergic reactions in lab tests, but it’s nasty to take orally. Scientists are looking at ways to use this compound to treat and potentially reverse food allergies. This information will be released at the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) this year. The discovery Read More »

Good health starts with a healthy mix of gut bacteria; here’s what scientists are learning now.

Good health starts with a healthy mix of gut bacteria; here’s what scientists are learning now. There has been a lot written about the importance of healthy gut bacteria.  The right mix of foods will yield good stools, less body inflammation and a healthier overall person.  The wrong mix of foods and too much sugar can cause the wrong mix of bacteria to proliferate, causing illness, inflammation and many of the diseases people regularly visit doctors for. Gut bacteria can be affected by antibiotics which unfortunately have been used to help animals grow and mature faster and get fatter.  The Read More »