3 04, 2024

Book – The extraordinary powers of the belly

2024-04-03T16:27:26+02:0003 April 2024|Digest, That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on Book – The extraordinary powers of the belly

Did you think that the intestines in the belly were only useful for digestion? Not true! The digestive system plays a key role in a number of functions: immunity, mood, resistance to stress and disease... Follow two nano-explorers named Harry and Judy as they discover the hidden world of our guts! Journey to the heart of our belly This comic is the result of a meeting between a great scientist and a talented cartoonist. Harry SOKOL is Professor of Gastroenterology at the Sorbonne and head of an INSERM* research team working on the role of the microbiota in intestinal diseases. He [...]

29 09, 2023

Probiotics and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

2023-09-29T09:12:08+02:0029 September 2023|Digest, Immunity|Comments Off on Probiotics and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition affecting the digestive system. Conventional treatments for IBD often include anti-inflammatory drugs and immunosuppressants. However, more and more studies are looking into the use of probiotics as a potential therapeutic complement for IBD patients. What is IBD? IBD includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Both conditions are characterised by inflammation of the lining of part of the digestive tract, caused by a malfunction of the intestinal immune system. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis differ in the location of the inflammation. In Crohn's disease, it can affect the entire digestive tract, whereas in ulcerative [...]

18 02, 2022

Coffee: a drink that impacts digestion and microbiota?

2022-02-18T09:39:37+01:0018 February 2022|Digest, Non classé, That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on Coffee: a drink that impacts digestion and microbiota?

Ground, bean, pod or capsule, coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. However, is this drink beneficial or harmful to health, especially to the gut microbiota? Astrid Nehlig, research director at INSERM*, has carried out a review of the scientific literature published in Nutrients, on the impact of coffee on the gastrointestinal tract. No less than 194 publications were analyzed! In this article, we will only focus on its beneficial effects on digestion and the intestinal microbiota. Coffee to help you digest According to Astrid Nehlig's findings, moderate coffee consumption (3 to 5 cups per day according [...]

17 09, 2021

INFOGRAPHIC – Intestinal microbiota of the elderly and benefits of probiotics

2021-09-16T09:59:08+02:0017 September 2021|Digest, Immunity, That's your concern|Comments Off on INFOGRAPHIC – Intestinal microbiota of the elderly and benefits of probiotics

How does the gut microbiota change over the course of a lifetime and what are its characteristics in the elderly? How can probiotic supplementation help them to improve their well-being? References Pictures : Freepik ROSIQUE RM, LANGELLA P, CHATEL JM. Microbiote et vieillissement. Innovations Agronomiques, INRAE. 2018, 65:55-66

24 07, 2020

D as digestion

2021-08-18T11:51:39+02:0024 July 2020|Digest, Glossary|Comments Off on D as digestion

Eating is a universal and daily act that is essential for human survival. Food that we eat contains nutrients, which are vital for our body to function properly. During the digestion phenomenon, the large molecules provided by food are broken down in the digestive tract into nutrients, which will pass into the blood in order to be used by the cells of the organism. Digestive physiology The digestive tract is like a “pipe” about 7 meters long which extends from the mouth to the anus. This organ is very sophisticated: numerous biological and chemical reactions take place. A muscular system is [...]

29 05, 2020

BOOK – À fleur de pet

2021-08-18T10:26:49+02:0029 May 2020|Digest, That's your concern|Comments Off on BOOK – À fleur de pet

Dora Moutot, journalist, wrote the book “À fleur de pet” based on her experiences. A complicated medical journey A true sharing of her story, in which she explains her symptoms and her complicated medical journey. Her suffering is both physical and mental with a disease not understood. Indeed, gas and bloating punctuate her life and no solution seems to answer these problems. Social isolation, misunderstanding of health professionals and those around them, stress, embarrassment and untimely pain are part of her daily life. Doctors diagnose her with functional colopathy, also known as irritable bowel syndrome. Unfortunately, this is a label that [...]

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