The intestinal microbiome is a complex signalling hub that incorporates environmental factors, such as diet, stress and xenobiotics, with genetics and immune signals to influence host immunity and response to infection.[1-3] Within the last decade, we have begun to understand the importance of this interdependent bilateral interaction between the host and its microbiota and how its mutually beneficial balance is crucial in host defence and immune health.
In this podcast, with the help of Dr Jessica Younes we explore the complexities and the outside influences of the vaginal microbiota.
GIT microbiota and mitochondrial crosstalk appears to occur primarily via complex endocrine, humoural and immune pathway signalling.
Faced with the plethora of available dietary dictums, how do we decide which diet is right for which patient? Today we are joined by leading nutritional biochemist, Dr Robert Buist to navigate these muddy waters.
New research emerges all the time about the importance of microbiota in overall health and wellbeing. So, what about reproduction? Stacey The BabyMaker Roberts joins us to share her clinical perspectives.
Exercise coupled with a higher protein diet increases the diversity of gut microbiota, according to a recently published study in the journal "Gut".
Recent statistics reveal that lactose intolerance is on the rise, particuarly for women. What are the facts surrounding lactose digestion and what are the clinical implications?
In today's podcast Belinda Reynolds takes us through the changing understanding of how the human microbiome is seeded from birth to infancy and beyond