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3 Functional Nutrition Practices To Support Your Gut Microbiome

Ensuring a vibrant, healthy gut microbiome starts with giving your body the best sources and variety of nutrients it requires. This includes eating fermented foods, taking a probiotic (like mbg’s probiotic+ supplement), and including high-fiber vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein in your diet.*

By making strategic lifestyle and dietary changes, you can positively support the microbes in your gut, and gift your body a much-needed wellness foundation moving onward.*

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Go with Your Gut: Flavonoid-Rich Diet Linked to Lower Blood Pressure

What does your gut say about your heart? According to new research, nutritional scientists found that the trillions of microbes that live in our digestive tract, collectively known as the gut microbiome, are partly responsible for the association between moderate wine consumption and lower blood pressure.

Although previous studies have shown the benefits of a more diverse gut microbiome, this is the first study that examines how gut microbiota may provide a link between lower blood pressure and eating and drinking flavonoid-rich foods such as berries and red wine.

The study, published last week in Hypertension, an American Heart

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Gut bacteria and a high fat diet

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Exactly how does a high fat diet influence the gut bacteria to raise cardiovascular risk? Tim Chong/EyeEm/Getty Images
  • A high fat diet disrupts the inner workings of the gut, and this may contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, according to a recent study.
  • The researchers investigated the link between greasy diets, gut microbes, and the risk of developing heart diseases in mice.
  • The findings may shed light on the exact mechanism through which high fat diets increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases — and how to prevent these negative outcomes.

A high fat diet, such as one that

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The Poop About Your Gut Health and Personalized Nutrition

Changing your diet to improve your health is nothing new—people with diabetes, obesity, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, food allergies, and a host of other conditions have long done so as part of their treatment. But new and sophisticated knowledge about biochemistry, nutrition, and artificial intelligence has given people more tools to figure out what to eat for good health, leading to a boom in the field of personalized nutrition.

Personalized nutrition, often used interchangeably with the terms precision nutrition or individualized nutrition is an emerging branch of science that uses machine learning and “omics” technologies (genomics

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Switching to a balanced diet restores gut health and suppresses skin inflammation

The secret to healthier skin and joints may reside in gut microorganisms. A study led by UC Davis Health researchers has found that a diet rich in sugar and fat leads to an imbalance in the gut’s microbial culture and may contribute to inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis.

The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, suggests that switching to a more balanced diet restores the gut’s health and suppresses skin inflammation.

Earlier studies have shown that Western diet, characterized by its high sugar and fat content, can lead to significant skin inflammation and psoriasis flares. Despite

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Regular Diet May Reverse Gut Immune Dysfunction from Western Diet

Whatever the particulars of the dishes consumed may be, western diet is characterized by high fat and sugar content.

A new study reported in the journal Cell Host & Microbe unravels the mechanistic underpinnings between a western diet and inflammation in the gut. The findings provide novel insights into pathways linking obesity and disease-driving gut inflammation and identifies new molecular targets to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in patients.

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD, chair of Lerner Research Institute’s Department of Inflammation & Immunity at Cleveland Clinic

“We set out to investigate whether diet-induced obesity–specifically caused by a diet high in

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Inflammatory Skin Disease

At the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology’s (EADV) 2021 Spring Symposium, research was presented that suggested an imbalance in gut microbiota bacteria could play a significant role in the progression of inflammatory skin disease, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).1 HS is a long-term, chronic skin condition that is prone to relapsing. 

Researchers gathered 15 patients with HS and collected fecal samples. The samples were analyzed for regions of bacterial 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) gene to investigate differences in their gut microbiota.

It was discovered that the relative abundance of 3 genera of bacteria—unclassified Clostridiales, unclassified Firmicutes, and Fusicatenibacter—were significantly

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