December 6, 2021
Dietary Polyphenols Affect Both Commensals and Pathogens in the Gut
This meta-analysis identifies dietary polyphenols that exert significant influence on the intestinal abundance of probiotic Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species as well as various pathogenic and beneficial Clostridium species. From data derived by the analysis, the authors estimate daily polyphenol intakes most closely associated with specific improvements in gut microbiota composition.
September 20, 2021
The Evolution of Prebiotics into Functional Synbiotics
Probiotics, prebiotics, and polyphenolic phytonutrients are all revered for gut microbiome and health benefits. New research is discovering that polyphenols can interact in complex ways with the gut microbiome and with probiotic species to release unique metabolites that possess heightened bioactivity. Strategic pairing of probiotics and polyphenols for targeted conditions is an emerging avenue of personalized intervention.
June 1, 2021
Bitter Tastes Can Have Sweet Effects on Energy Metabolism
This series of preclinical investigations shows that bitter receptor ligands can offer manifold benefits in immunometabolic conditions. The results of these and previous studies establish bitter ‘taste’ receptors as useful targets in glucose, insulin, and lipid dysregulation through their ability to induce secretion of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1).
May 18, 2021
Redefining Hygiene for Immune Balance and Microbiome Restoration
In this peer review, six experts in infectious and allergic disease discuss the rise of immune dysfunction in relation to historical changes in human living conditions and lifestyles. They point out how shifting epidemiologic patterns and human behaviors have altered the development of our immune systems and the microbial diversity in our microbiomes.
March 26, 2021
Vitamin A Status Minds Gut Mucosal Immunity
Does Himalayan Tartary Buckwheat affect glycemic response? Let’s find out …