Pump up Your Gut Bacteria

           

Why am I so surprised?  Scientists are constantly discovering new connection between our gut bacteria and other body functions outside the gut.  In this case, I am so looking forward to a fuller understanding of how gut bacteria appear to effect muscle strength in older adults. 

In a recent study, Tufts University researchers found that the gut bacteria of more active older adults differed from those who were more sedentary. 

Viral Contributions to IBS

Epidemiological studies either peer back into time looking for patterns or arrange monitoring of future variables looking for the same patterns.  Data is analyzed and … sometimes nothing.  When a pattern does arise out of the fog, they then have to go searching for biological links.  Patterns may only indicate correlation but not causation,

What do your baby’s poop and their brain talk about?

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of some conversation, listening in?  Well, researchers are trying to do just that as your sweet little baby’s poop sends messages to his or her developing brain.

Research methods over recent decades have allowed scientists to “see” so many more bacteria in our guts and how they interact with our bodies.