Microbiome

  • Chris Woollams Health WatchCerebral Palsy, child epilepsy, microbiome, brain, Gut-brain axis, brain injury, childhood-onset, Bacteroides, Lactobacillus, Intestinibacter, Bifidobacterium

    Cerebral Palsy and Child Epilepsy linked to significantly altered microbiome

    Cerebral palsy and epilepsy in children¬† are two interactive neurological diseases.¬† According to the American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a staggering 1 in 345 children now have Cerebral Palsy. This represents a quite alarming growth rate over the past 20 years. In that time, antibiotic and vaccine use has increased markedly in the USA. Unfortunately, the clinical…

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  • Rainbow DietDepression, anxiety, Junk food, Research, Rainbow, diet, organic, microbiome

    Junk food raises levels of depression and anxiety

    Consuming significant amounts of highly processed, high sugar foods, low fibre, refined oils, reconstituted meat products and empty calorie beverages impacts mental health, increasing the risk of both anxiety and depression. We all understand that we have been through an era of Junk food and fizzy soft drinks that made us ill. (Oh, that this were true! One study showed…

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  • Chris Woollams Health WatchGout, microbiome, autoimmune, disease, Bacteroides, Prevotella, Fusobacterium, gum, disease , colorectal, cancer, bacterium, Enterobacteriaceae species, Roseburia species, Coprococcus species, Eubacteriumspecies, F prausnitzii, Bacteroides, Prevotella, Fusobacterium

    Gout driven by highly altered microbiome

    Gout driven by highly altered microbiome The microbiome of people with gout resembles that of patients with autoimmune disease, with loss of butyrate-producing bacteria and higher levels of Bacteroides, Prevotella, and Fusobacterium, the gum disease and colorectal cancer-linked bacterium. Patients with gout have a completely different microbiome to healthy individuals; it is associated with chronic inflammation and unregulated urate degradation.…

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  • Rainbow DietRainbow Diet, fibre Rainbow Diet, high fibre Rainbow Diet, Mediterranean Diet, colourful Mediterranean Diet, fibre Mediterranean Diet, High fibre Rainbow Diet, soluble fibre, insoluble fibre, gut bacteria, microbiome, immune system, short chain fatty acids, SCFAs, butyrate, propionate, acetate, Lactate, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, dementia, obesity, leaky gut, inflammation

    The High Fibre Rainbow Diet

    The high fibre Mediterranean diet contains good levels of both soluble and insoluble fibres, providing health benefits in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, dementia; and in carbohydrate and cholesterol management; all thanks to your gut bacteria. When people hear that a diet is high in fibre, they simply assume that means it keeps you regular. Many people…

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  • Rainbow DietThe Rainbow Diet, Mediterranean diet, Mediterranean food, Colorful food

    Mediterranean diet promotes healthier ageing

    A Mediterranean Diet alters the gut microbiome significantly and promotes healthier ageing, longevity, lowered inflammation, better bone strength, better cognitive function and memory. A Rainbow diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, fish, whole grains and good fats can restore and regenerate the balance of the microbiome to promote good health. This five country European study (1) was led…

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