Posted 8th April 2020 by Joshua Sewell
Hyperphagia is a common underlying cause of overweight and obesity. However, the dieting approaches towards weight loss are usually ineffective due to a persistent increase in appetite. Most of the current products in weight management are based on the principle of sugar/fat blockers and binders which has proven to be rather short-term solution.
Posted 6th April 2020 by Joshua Sewell
In 2017 Lisa and Alanna MacFarlane started The Gut Stuff to bring gut health science and nutritional information together for the millennial generation. We spoke to Lisa about educating consumers and marketing products in gut health.
Posted 1st April 2020 by Joshua Sewell
Probiotics have been recommended for many conditions during the past century, ranging from long-term immunomodulatory effects to proven benefits in the management of chronic diseases. There is an increased availability of commercial products containing probiotic strains. Do all of them indeed provide health benefits for their consumers? I am convinced they don’t.
Posted 30th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
In the last decade, research has well established (relatively speaking) the impact of gut microbiota on host physiology and behaviour. We know that the gut and the brain communicate bidirectionally. The gut-brain axis includes nerval, endocrine and immunologic pathways. What is less well established is whether alterations in gut microbial composition can affect brain structure and function in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Posted 11th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
A large fraction of the microorganisms that constitute the human microbiome have remained uncultured. Some of the uncultured microbes have close relatives that have been cultured. However, there are also whole groups of microbes that don’t have relatives in culture.
Posted 6th March 2020 by Joshua Sewell
One of the most powerful tools in science is the use of simple models that can represent a wide range of other similar systems.
Posted 10th February 2020 by Liv Sewell
Ahead of the Microbiome and Probiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum, Dr Monty Lyman takes us on a journey through the last decade of ground-breaking skin microbiome research, and peers ahead into the next.
Posted 9th December 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Some of the claims made about Probiotics can be hard to believe, and often even harder to reliably prove. However, the science surrounding the development of these products is exciting, and some of the more extraordinary claims can be quantified.
Here a few examples from some of the presentations at the Microbiome & Prebiotics Series: USA: