A recent study has suggested maintaining gut barrier function may be key to efficacy of probiotics on oxidative stress and inflammatory response.
It is understood that the microbiome differs from person to person, even varying in the same individual at different stages of life, thus influencing which genes are active at any given time. How is this influencing autoimmunity?
The ancient wisdom of Hippocrates who believed that ‘all disease begins in the gut’ is being validated by modern science, with poor gastrointestinal (GIT) health linked to an increasing number of diseases.
The human microbiome is sensitive to a variety of environmental factors including food choices, antibiotic usage, other medications, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and even exposure to glyphosate - leaving us vulnerable to autoimmunity in the long term.
A recent review provides evidence for probiotic use in liver disease.
What role does the microbiota and the associated interstinal barrier have in providing solutions to autoimmunity?
Understanding the connection between microbiota, zonulin, coeliac disease and autoimmunity.
How do we assess patients for intestinal permeability? Naturopath, Beth Bundy takes us through functional pathology options.