The authors note that to enhance the effectiveness of dietary recommendations and treatments, future research should consistently include both men and women in their studies.
Maternal omega-3 supplementation had significant effects on egg and peanut sensitisation among infants.
A gut-friendly approach to nutrition is important for happy and healthy communities both inside and out of your body.
Nearly 9 out of every 100 U.S. children are now diagnosed with a developmental disability, according to updated figures from the CDC.
The E numbers in food make bread softer and ice-cream silkier. But there is growing concern about how they might affect our microbiome.
"Before this, we had smoke indicating the microbiome was involved in autism, and now we have fire."
The team's proof-of-concept experiments reinforce the value of considering trade-offs between plant traits bred for food functionality—including the processing benefits of waxy starches—and their potential health-related consequences.
What is the connection between ADHD diagnosis and a Western dietary pattern?
"Non or partial response to antidepressants is a huge problem and this study is an important first step in exploring the therapeutic potential of probiotics as a treatment for depression."
Combining multiple, evidence-based therapeutic methods that include lifestyle changes, psychotherapy, and medication, is key not only to promoting wellness but to treating conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to severe and persistent mental illnesses like schizophrenia.
Growing evidence suggests consuming healthy foods and micronutrients fosters better mental health, while poor-quality diets diminish it.
Numerous clinical trial data indicate heavy metal exposures and poor diet are the primary epigenetic factors responsible for the autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder epidemics.
Ultra-processed food may impact gut microbiota, potentially causing metabolic imbalances and inflammation, increasing the likelihood of disrupting the neural network.
"We are encouraged by these results, and hope that a treatment for people who suffer from long COVID fatigue may be in sight."
At best, a drink or two each day has no effect good or ill on a person's health, while three or more drinks daily significantly increase the risk of an early death, researchers report.
Sugar sweetened beverage consumption promotes higher BMI and body weight in both children and adults, underscoring the importance of dietary guidance and public policy strategies to limit intake.
ME/CFS is associated with reduced levels in the gastrointestinal microbiome of microbes known to produce the fatty acid butyrate. These microbiome disruptions could explain in part how the immune system becomes disrupted in people with ME/CFS.
"This study demonstrates that the most common pattern of alcohol misuse during early adulthood is linked with gut microbiome alterations, even before an addiction develops. Furthermore, it highlights the importance of the gut microbiome in regulating craving, social cognition and emotional functioning."
There are many things we can do to support our immune system and even improve its function. Simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can all play a big role in helping you avoid getting sick.
COVID infection could affect the balance of bacteria in the gut, which might go some way to explaining why some people have persistent symptoms after a COVID infection.