A new study has shown eating more fermented foods and fibre daily for just four weeks had a significant effect on lowering perceived stress levels.
Gut health is all about diversity, which means eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains to support healthy gut microbiota.
Maternal consumption of ultra-processed food during the child rearing period was associated with an increased risk of overweight or obesity in offspring, independent of maternal and offspring lifestyle risk factors.
A controlled trial suggests that non-nutritive sweeteners affect the human gut microbes and may alter glucose metabolism; the effects vary greatly among individuals
Gut bacteria can evolve over time, becoming more pathogenic by gaining the ability to migrate across the gut barrier and persist in organs outside of the intestine, thereby driving chronic inflammation and associated pathologies.
Iron deficiency has become the most prevalent micronutrient disorder worldwide, and COVID may be worsening the problem.
This study suggests a framework for identifying affordable and sustainable sources of fibre and their associated nutrients that take advantage of the by-products of food manufacturing that would otherwise be discarded as waste.
Our diet can have a huge impact on our mental wellbeing, but what potential does nutritional therapy hold for the treatment of mental health conditions?
This research reveals a clinical overlap between IBD and depression, and is the first study to investigate the two-way association between these conditions in siblings.
Children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation who were given a micronutrient-dense formula made of all known vitamins and essential minerals were three times more likely to have better concentration and improved moods, according to a new study
A new study has found a "bi-directional" relationship between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in children and adolescents with autism—meaning the symptoms seem to be impacting each other simultaneously.
We already have significant evidence on the associations between nutrition and mental well-being, and there is also preliminary evidence showing that some people with depression will have fewer symptoms when they improve the quality of their diet. The importance of nutrition is also gaining footing in psychiatric care.
A new study investigates the link between consuming sweeteners during pregnancy and a child's risk of obesity. Pregnant rats fed with stevia or aspartame gave birth to pups that had a higher risk of obesity and specific changes in their gut microbiome. The findings highlight the importance of maternal nutrition during pregnancy.
Many people struggle with sugar cravings, and now we have a better understanding of how the gut senses sugars (and why artificial sweeteners don't curb those cravings)
The diversity in species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences associated with autism, rather than the cause of their symptoms.
Autism-related traits and preferences are associated with less-diverse diet, leading to a less-diverse microbiome
Diet, nutrition and exercise are among the most accessible and effective interventions to reduce depression in young people
Intestinal permeability causes a reduction of the gut integrity barrier, and is related to the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and even Alzheimer's
The human body has several distinct microbiomes—on the skin, in the mouth and in our airways—but the most consequential one for health is in the digestive system, commonly called the gut microbiome.