Butyrate and the Immune System

Some of your gut bacteria—especially the beneficial Bifidobacteria—produce an important short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) called butyrate. They do this by fermenting fiber in the digestive tract. Butyrate acts as a…

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Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema

Gut bacterial balance affects many different areas of health, but one of the most important to consider is the establishment of healthy gut bacterial balance during infancy. Healthy gut balance…

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Gut Bacteria of Autistic Children

A new study published in the online journal mbio® found differences between the gut bacteria of autistic children compared to non-autistic children. This comes as no surprise to me. Children…

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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…

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