Tag: healthy gut balance

Immature Microbes in the Guts of Malnourished Children

Malnutrition (severe or moderate acute malnutrition) affects 23 percent of children in developing countries.1 The World Health Organization estimates that malnutrition is the cause of one-third of all child deaths.2 Malnutrition, or inadequate nutrition, manifests most noticeably as delayed growth, but also includes deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and protein. A recently developed intervention for severe acute malnutrition,…

Renew Your Gut

Been on an antibiotic any time in the last two years? Well, the antibiotics may still be affecting you. Even short courses of antibiotics can leave antibiotic-resistant genes in the bacteria that remain in the gut for up to two years. Previously, antibiotics were thought to have a short-term effect on gut microflora. It was thought that after a short…