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 addition to offering exclusive content on its website, the International Probiotics Association educates across other platforms. The latest offering is Probiotics Show Promise in Parkinson’s Disease, an article that appears on Whole Foods magazine online. The trade magazine showcases and informs … [Read more...] about IPA Explores Parkinson’s at WholeFoods Magazine
Eat more fiber, dietitians advise. To be sure, health-conscious, disease-fearing humans love their beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains — until the dreaded intestinal gas shows up in the end. Healthy plant-based diets are rich in fermentable residues. These components (resistant starches, … [Read more...] about A Case for Probiotics in Gas-Related Symptoms
On June 22, 2020, IPA will host a free webinar titled: Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotics? REGISTER NOW FOR THE FREE WEBINAR By 2019, there were over 255 species of the genus Lactobacillus that had been named for the same common property of lactic acid production … [Read more...] about Lacto…WHAT…cillus? What happened to my Lactobacillus probiotics?
Like its name, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is nasty: death of tissue in the bowel. Primarily affecting preterm infants born before 32 weeks’ gestation, NEC—though fairly rare— is a serious and sometimes fatal disorder. Though the causes of NEC are not completely understood, an abnormal … [Read more...] about Probiotics and Necrotizing Enterocolitis
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?