written by Margaret Haldeman, Ph.D., Education & Communication Co-chair Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host” 1. To be considered a true probiotic, a microorganism must confer a health benefit when … [Read more...] about Asked and Answered, AGAIN! Probiotics are safe!
by Gianfranco Grompone, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, BioGaia Microbiome science has reshaped some relevant biological concepts related to host-microbes interactions, establishing new insights on the functional mutualistic relationships between plants, vertebrates and its microbial … [Read more...] about Probiotics: old fellows to prevent modern diseases
by Richard Day Medical Director / ADM Protexin Today, a simple PubMed search for “gut-brain axis” will return over 1,800 different peer-reviewed scientific papers. The gut-brain axis – this is the bi-directional communication system that links these two organs, via a number of neuronal, … [Read more...] about New horizons for the microbiome-gut-brain axis; a focus on Parkinson’s disease
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
Antibiotics save lives. The bad news is they obliterate the good microbes in their wake which can lead to long-term immune and metabolic changes. And now researchers find that behavior and brain chemistry can also suffer. Much evidence exists from both rodent and human studies showing … [Read more...] about Probiotics Reduce Behavioral Changes from Early Antibiotic Use
Cystic fibrosis (CF) causes severe damage to the lungs, digestive system and other organs in the body. The disease is inherited when both parents carry the recessive gene. A defective gene makes mucus, sweat and digestive juices thick and sticky instead of thin and slippery; tubes and ducts, … [Read more...] about Altered Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis