Taking a look at research that acutely highlights the shortcomings of taking a reductionist view to the application of single strain or species probiotic therapy as an exclusive approach in clinical practice.
Results from a new study suggest microbial diversity of the oral and intestinal mucosa in patients with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) has a significant impact on the risk for infectious complication in the first three months of induction chemotherapy.
Moulds, yeast and fungi. It seems that everywhere moisture, warmth and darkness combine, there they are! Have we underestimated the power of these little fellows to cause harm and chronic illness in our patients?
Growing up in rural New South Wales gave Sarah Lantz a grounded appreciation of food. A connection to food origins is something most of society has now lost, but its an area Sarah is passionate about. Her love for nutritious, local, wholesome food combined with her formal qualifications as a Nutritionist, and her concerns about the abundant and unregulated use of chemicals during food production gave her the perfect springboard to research the toxins transmitted between mother and baby. Suffice to say, analysis of cord blood led to some startling revelations!
D-glucaric acid is a natural, non-toxic compound produced by the body in small amounts, in addition to being found in fruits and vegetables: the richest sources include oranges, apples, grapefruits and cruciferous vegetables.
Not too long ago, beneficial bacteria was only thought about in relation to the gastrointestinal ecology. However in recent years we have discovered that the body plays host to a myriad of distinct bacterial colonies that play a vital role in health and disease.
In this episode Andrew and Dr Mark Donohoe discuss the microbiome beyond the gut with a focus on the reproductive system. As well as offering up some diet and lifestyle interventions that we as hosts can use to ensure the health of our resident bugs.
A recent review on intestinal microbiota and probiotics in coeliac disease (CD) revealed that research into CD and the effect of gluten on the intestinal-immune health in adults has only been studied since 2012; prior to that children were the cohort subjects.
Probiotics modulate the immune response in children suffering from coeliac disease by reducing the pro- inflammatory cytokines according to a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.