World Microbiome Day

What is World Microbiome Day?

Today we are celebrating all the weird and wonderful microorganisms around the world! This years theme is DIVERISTY, so let’s include them all whether they are living deep under the sea or just hanging around on our skin.

Time To Try: Sourdough

It seems everyone is busy with DIY projects of some kind and we have been experimenting with lots of yummy and healthy bacteria in the kitchen, so good for the gut and soul. Time to Try is our series about creating something wonderfully delicious with healthy bacteria. In this blog we explain the process of a Sourdough Starter and Sourdough Bread, plus throw in a bit of science as well.

Coronavirus Infection and Diarrhea

There have been increasing reports of SARS-CoV2 infected individuals who show symptoms of diarrhea. More than ever this is the time to ensure your gut is healthy, read on to find out more about how this virus affects gut cells and what can be done. This month we review a paper published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Specific Types of Fibre Influence The Gut Microbiome

Having plenty of fibre in our diets as part of a healthy lifestyle has been recognised for many years. Fibre was thought to help absorb water in the gut, making stools soft and easy to pass. More recently, the role of fibre in maintaining gut health through promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria has been revealed.

Breast Milk is Best for Healthy Bacteria

Breastfeeding offers a multitude of health benefits to babies including strong immunity, cold and flu resistance, and lower risks of diabetes, asthma, dental problems and obesity later in life, to name a few.

Enterotypes & the full microbiome picture

Each person’s precise microbiome composition is unique, which is why we refer to our service as personalised microbiome profiling. In early studies of large cohorts of people, the idea emerged that several broad classes of microbiome compositions could be identified, called “enterotype”.

Obesity & the microbiome link

Obesity is widely regarded as one of the most pressing health issues worldwide. The proportion of the world’s population that is defined as obese has risen steadily over recent decades. Can obesity be cured with someone else’s bacteria?