COVID and your gut: How a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa

COVID and your gut: How a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa The microbes in our gut provide essential signals for our immune responses across the body, including in the lungs. December 31, 2022   Science Magazine Evidence is beginning to suggest a COVID infection could affect the

Influencing the Gut-Skin Axis

Influencing the Gut-Skin Axis The gut-brain axis has been all the rage in the scientific literature lately but what about the gut-skin axis? “The recognition that the gut and skin are connected is not new; traditional forms of medicine that have been around for thousands of years, such as Ayurvedic medicine and traditional

The Gut Immune Connection

The Gut Immune Connection The connection between the gut and the immune system is direct, complex, and widely known. Many integrative healthcare practitioners have likely echoed this statement (or a version of it) to their patients: “It’s estimated that 70 to 80 percent of your immune system resides in your digestive tract.” That

Minding Your Microbiome

Minding Your Microbiome The bacteria that comprise our microbiome are in us but not of us. Technically, we are in a relationship with our microbiome — and, it may be the most intimate relationship we can have Microbiome – In Us, Not Of Us A wide variety of microorganisms inhabit almost every part

THE GUT MICROBIOME IN COVID-19

THE GUT MICROBIOME IN COVID-19 Christine Rosche, MPH,CNS,CBT Adapted from Research by Leo Galland, MD Leo Galland MD has been researching the interaction of the gut microbiome with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. The science is complex, but it leads to specific recommended actions, which come at the end of this

The gut microbiome: an under-recognised contributor to the COVID-19 pandemic?

The gut microbiome: an under-recognised contributor to the COVID-19 pandemic? Free PMC article Abstract The novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spread rapidly across the globe, culminating in major global morbidity and mortality. As such, there has been a rapid escalation in scientific and clinical activity aimed at increasing

Nanoparticle Probiotic “Backpacks” Show Promise for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis

Nanoparticle Probiotic “Backpacks” Show Promise for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Probiotic bacteria, like elite firefighters heading into the wilderness to combat an uncontrolled blaze, do a better job of quelling gut inflammation when they’re outfitted with the finest gear. Just how much promise some well-equipped gut-friendly bacteria hold

DISCOVERY: Nature Med Study Connects Gut Microbes with Biomarkers of Disease

DISCOVERY: Nature Med Study Connects Gut Microbes with Biomarkers of Disease A large-scale international study using metagenomics and blood chemical profiling discovered a panel of 15 gut microbes that are closely associated with lower risks of common conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Some of the identified gut microbes are so

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