Put down that fork. You’re going to want to hear what Rob Knight has to say about the microbes in your gut. Your ability to fight diseases like diabetes and to metabolize drugs may depend on it.Read more
Want to know if you have bad breath?
Just stick out your tongue and inspect it in the mirror, a leading dentist advises.
Dr Harold Katz, dentist and founder of the The California Breath Clinics, says the state of a person’s tongue can reveal whether their breath is a bit odorous.
Tongues which are more uneven can hide more bacteria, which leads to bad breath, he said.Read more
Poor oral hygiene has long been associated with coronary heart disease, but is there a connection between bad brushing habits and Alzheimer’s disease? Scientists seem to believe there is.Read more
The Workshop is titled “From Microbiome to Market Success,” and Kumar gave us a birds’-eye view of what we can expect from the emerging microbiome sphere moving forward.Read more
When he’s finished, he puts a lid on the container, bags it up and walks his stool a few doors down the hall to OpenBiome, a small laboratory northwest of Boston that has developed a fecal transplant program from extremely healthy people into medicine for really sick patients.Read more
Establishment of the infection also alters the oral microbiome as the child ages, and has been linked to other oral afflictions such as halitosis and thrush.Read more
An individual’s mouth has bacteria, some which are harmful and others harmless. These pathogens can be controlled through dental care.Read more
Western medicine despite being practiced all over the world, has long disregarded a possible link between the brain-gut until recently, because a paradigm shift in neuroscience is now taking place.Read more
The symptoms of a bladder infection (also called a urinary tract infection or UTI) can be completely uncomfortable. And while the first line of treatment for most doctors requires prescription antibiotics, the truth is they are often not needed, and can lead to problems like bacterial resistance and damage to the digestive tract.Read more
Dave Whitlock, a chemical engineer, has eschewed bathing for 12 years in favour of dousing himself with a probiotic spray.Read more