Yogurt, a fermented dairy product, supplies ample protein, calcium, vitamins and live microbes. A recent IPA blog described yogurt as a nutritional powerhouse with an extra benefit for those with lactose intolerance since yogurt bacteria can increase lactase breakdown of the milk sugar in the … [Read more...] about Yogurt and Gut Barrier: A New Link?
Summertime and the living should be easy. But with pools, camps and playgrounds mostly closed due to COVID-19, kids are restless. While this year is tough on all of us, small surprises like icy popsicles may ease the heat and stress. Also, popsicles made with kombucha, kefir and yogurt may … [Read more...] about Chill Out with Popsicles
World Microbiome Day is celebrated on June 27th this year. Diversity is the theme: the event will celebrate diversity of microbes, microbiome habitats and diets to feed microbiomes. In addition, diversity among microbiome researchers will be spotlighted. World Microbiome Day 2020 will … [Read more...] about World Microbiome Day Spotlights Diversity
In light of the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 public health crisis, the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 has been cancelled, but will return June 16-18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. After extensive discussions between William Reed, the publishers of NutraIngredients-USA and hosts … [Read more...] about IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2020 cancelled: We’ll be back in 2021
Bone fractures severely affect quality of life and mortality in aging populations. Fortunately, research on the impact of gut microbiota (GM) on bone metabolism identifies potential new targets to modify bone mineral density. Indeed, probiotics may one day be part of effective treatment. … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Part of the Skeleton Crew?
by Sandra Saville RD, IPA Education and Communications Committee, reviewed by Artur Ouwehand PhD and IPA Scientific Committee With health presently top of mind, many questions surround what we can do to keep healthy and support the immune system. Maintaining a healthy immune system … [Read more...] about Immune Impacts of Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics