Important Points: Gut Bacteria Environmental conditions Is our gut flora determined randomly? With our growing understanding of the gut-brain axis, the relationship of intestinal flora and of our control center has been slowly revealing itself to be complex. We now know that gut bacteria can influence our behavior and even determine what our disease risk. … Continue reading Is our gut flora determined randomly?
Important Points: Microbiome Bacteria Storage Human Microbiome We traditionally think of bacteria as dirty, something we want to keep outside of our bodies. Intestinal bacteria are very important for digestion; they break complex fiber polysaccharides (sugar molecules connected to each other) into simple absorbable sugars by a process called fermentation, converting nutrients into calories. The… Continue reading Human Microbiome
Table of Contents: Blood sugar Artificial sweeteners Bacteria Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria? According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 Annual Meeting, the use of low-calorie sweetener capsules altered the gut microbiota in favor of the pathogenic bacteria compared… Continue reading Can artificial sweeteners disrupt blood sugar via its effect on gut bacteria?