bacteria, gut health, Uncategorized

Microbiome and Bipolar

Linking microbiome species, their metabolites and brain changes in bipolar depression [1] This is one of those studies in China that we can only assume that human participants are ethnically similar, getting about the same amount of exercise, and eating the same general foods. This study could not have been conducted before rapid geneome sequencing… Continue reading Microbiome and Bipolar

bacteria, gut health, type 2 diabetes

Pendulum Probiotics

This post summarizes a Pendulum Biosciences clinical trial that tested the hypothesis the hypothesis that their three to five strain probiotic mix could improve glucose handing parameters in type 2 diabetes participants. T2D in this adult population was  defined as a fasting glucose ≥126 mg/dL or glycated hemoglobin (A1c) of ≥6.8%.  Subjects were being treated… Continue reading Pendulum Probiotics

bacteria, gut health, Uncategorized

Akkermansia terminal electron acceptors

Ouwerkerk JP, van der Ark KCH, Davids M, Claassens NJ, Finestra TR, de Vos WM, Belzer C. Adaptation of Akkermansia muciniphila to the Oxic-Anoxic Interface of the Mucus Layer. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2016 Dec 1;82(23):6983-6993. PMC free paper Why this paper is so fantastic This paper is being examined to start to answer the question… Continue reading Akkermansia terminal electron acceptors