Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. More than 2.5 million people worldwide live with MS. Women are nearly three times as likely to suffer and it is most common in North America and Europe. This article relates how researchers are … [Read more...] about A Role for Probiotics in Multiple Sclerosis?
For a microorganism to be considered probiotic, it must, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) be “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Now a new paper has translated this … [Read more...] about Criteria to ensure the proper use of the word probiotic
Clinical studies supporting beneficial characteristics of microbes are mandatory for establishing relevant use of probiotics in target populations. A new study investigated which clinical studies with probiotics have been registered and where, and if the design, characteristics and quality of the … [Read more...] about Must-read: Global analysis of clinical trials with probiotics
Gut microbes may offer clues to a potentially devastating and confounding disorder named autism. Whereas the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unclear, genetic anomalies, nutritional deficiencies, toxins and infections are suspected. Now scientists are looking more closely at gut … [Read more...] about Probiotics Seed Hope in Autism
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