Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not a killer. But this chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system severely damages the communication between nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord-- leading to pain and debilitation. In essence, a protective sheath called myelin is … [Read more...] about The Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis: Where Are We?
Baby, we were born to run. Despite that innate need to move, few of us do enough exercise for optimum health. Even our microbes will vary depending on movement. For example, endurance athletes harbor different microbes than sedentary people. A new study from the University of Illinois at … [Read more...] about Exercise Improves Microbe Mix in Lean People
Imagine a trash collector paying you for the privilege of hauling away the junk. Not happening. But that’s what our gut microbes do: they digest the stuff we can’t—fiber—and then create short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) which are absolute manna for our metabolic health. Note: Counterintuitively, … [Read more...] about Short-Chain Fatty Acids: Colonic Infusion Could Fight Obesity