Kim Lilliestierna

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The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (1, 2, 3).<p>These two organs are connected both physically …

Wellness

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

A massive study spanning 30 years of data and examining a cohort of over one million people has found a strong association between persons suffering …

Medical Research

Poop Is the Last Frontier of the Human Body

The American Gut Project is collecting data from around the world on what makes up our gut. The truth is, unexpectedly, not so straightforward.<p>Last …

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

Microbiomania: what we actually know about the human microbiome

Lance Armstrong may not have tried it, but poo doping is the new item of discussion on the performance enhancement menu.<p>It turns out elite cyclists …

The Gut Microbiome Contributes to Atherosclerosis

A new study published by researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has shown a link between the gut microbiome and …

Link between guts, brains and MS: Top researchers to speak at public symposium in Edmonton

Some of the world's top multiple sclerosis researchers will be part of a public forum in Edmonton that will explore the link between gut bacteria and …

The microbiome and autoimmunity: a paradigm from the gut–liver axis

Review Article |<p>Open | Published: 30 April 2018<p>Bo Li<br>• , Carlo Selmi<br>• , Ruqi Tang<br>• , M E Gershwin<br>• & Xiong Ma<p><i>Cellular and Molecular Immunology</i> | Download …

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How fat absorption is directed by specific bacteria in the small intestine

An exciting new study has examined how bacteria in the small intestine help digest and absorb high-fat foods. The novel research suggests that in the …

The human microbiome: why our microbes could be key to our health

A plethora of conditions, from obesity to anxiety, appear to be linked to the microbes inside us. Nicola Davis explains why the microbiome is such a hot topic of research<p><b>What are microbiomes?</b><p>Both inside and out, our bodies harbour a huge array of micro-organisms. While bacteria are the biggest …

Biology

Your Gut and Your Resistance to Stress

Could your gut be affecting your mental health?<p>The science is young, but we see the connection to the gut in some psychiatric conditions like …

Research Says Exercise Also Improves Your Gut Bacteria

Researchers say they noticed changes in the gut microbiome after six weeks of exercise. The gut makeup returned to normal after exercise was …

Medical Research

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How Gut Health and Depression Could Be Connected

The Connection Between Gut Health and Depression<p>Got the blues? Your gut bacteria could be to blame.<p>November 29, 2017<p>In the world of medicine and …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

PTSD linked to changes in gut bacteria

An exploratory study has identified a link between gut bacteria and post-traumatic stress disorder that could bring us closer to fathoming the …

Take a Shower Today? Science Says That Might Have Been a Mistake

Research on immunology suggests showering daily isn't the best for you.<p>Personally, I love to take a shower to start the day. A nice, warm one where I can stay, half asleep, as I think about mostly nothing. But it turns out we all might need to rethink that part of the morning routine if we want to …

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Gut microbiome plays role in multiple sclerosis, studies show

The new studies strengthen the case for an MS-microbiome link.<p>In one, scientists led by Sergio Baranzini of the University of California, San …

Medical Research

Feeling anxious? Your gut bacteria might be to blame

All of us experience anxiety at one point or another; whether down to a job interview or a first date, that nervous feeling in the gut often takes …

Medical Research

Gut bacteria influence the brain indirectly, study shows

A new study has found that there is a three-way relationship between a type of gut bacteria, cortisol, and brain metabolites. This relationship, the …

Microbiology

Children are the key to solving a 2000 year old philosophical mystery

Developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik has published countless studies in prestigious journals. Her work covers how children are more open-minded than adults (and often learn better, as a result), and how they approach the world (in much the same way as scientists). Each finding is significant on …

Pediatrics

Tiny gut organisms may influence food cravings and what our bodies do with fat

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight.<p>This is a universe of trillions of micro­organisms — or what we biologists call microbiota — that live in your gut, the part …

The brain and the gut talk to each other: how fixing one could help the other

It’s widely recognised that emotions can directly affect stomach function. As early as 1915, influential physiologist Walter Cannon noted that …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

When is stress good for you?

The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime<i>By Bruce McEwen</i>Read at Aeon

Could A Fecal Transplant Help You Lose Weight And Treat Stomach Ailments?

Tina Baker says it's embarrassing to talk about her fecal transplant experience, but she's willing to discuss it because "it cured me of this horrible thing I had."<p>That horrible thing was a recurrent <i>Clostridium difficile</i> infection—a type of colon infection that causes severe belly pain, diarrhea, …

Study finds evidence that gut microbiome regulates brain response to fear

The community of microorganisms living in your gut may influence anxiety disorders. New research suggests that the gut microbiome plays an important …

Neuroscience

Treating Autism By Targeting the Gut

<i>Summary: Researchers report therapies that help change the bacteria in the gut could be beneficial in treating autism.</i><p>Source: Frontiers.<p><b>Therapies to</b> …

Neuroscience

Everything You Need to Know About Your Second Brain: The Gut

The digestive system is responsible for a large part of your well-being<p>Gut health is linked to weight control, mental health, and even a healthy …

Exercising for more than two hours is bad for your gut

Studies released recently show that, despite good intentions, those who regularly exercise for two hours or more could be doing more harm to their …

Wellness

Science Is A Hoax, Man Types On Small Electronic Device That Can Do Everything

Science is an elitist fraud, a man has typed on a 150 gram device that can take photos, make phone calls, pinpoint his location, tell him when the …