7 02, 2020

Mastitis : probiotics as reinforcement

2020-02-05T15:42:00+01:0007 February 2020|The Science, Women|Comments Off on Mastitis : probiotics as reinforcement

Becoming a mother is wonderful. The baby’s arrival brings a new dimension to life. Breastfeeding during the first six months of life is highly recommended by the WHO (World Health Organisation) in order to fill the energy and immune needs necessary for the development of child. However, some problems may arise during this period. One of them is mastitis. Indeed, mastitis is the main cause of early weaning. What is mastitis? Mastitis is an inflammatory condition of the breast that can be accompanied by an infection. It is usually unilateral and occurs for 6 weeks after birth (although it can occur [...]

29 11, 2019

Contact lenses: a device that modifies the ocular microbiota

2019-11-29T09:37:38+01:0029 November 2019|That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on Contact lenses: a device that modifies the ocular microbiota

Contact lenses are very useful in everyday life for many people. Indeed, they allow invisible vision correction. Placed directly on the eye cornea, contact lenses offer an excellent field of view. But did you know that the eye is harboring its own microbiota? A bacterial community that provides protection against possible harmful microorganisms? Now, you do. This ecosystem which is present on the eyes’ surface, could be altered when it comes into contact with contact lenses. Wearing lenses changes the ocular microbiota… Lens wearers have a bacteria proportion in the eyes identical to those found on the skin. This outcome results [...]

15 11, 2019

A pill to learn more about the gut microbiota

2019-11-15T11:45:36+01:0015 November 2019|The Science, Unusual|Comments Off on A pill to learn more about the gut microbiota

The gut microbiota, an organ difficult to define… The intestinal microbiota… What a vast organ! It consists of a very large number of microorganisms including one hundred thousand billion bacteria, the majority of which is housed in our intestines. Bacteria are ten times more numerous than our human cells. we are largely composed of bacteria, with whom we live in symbiosis. We develop our intestinal microbiota from birth. It becomes more complex with time until it becomes mature after 2-3 years. Very complex and diversified ecosystem, it is at the origin of many health essential functions  like the process of digestion [...]

20 09, 2019

A fruit with pre- and probiotics properties?

2019-09-12T11:35:31+02:0020 September 2019|The Science, Unusual|Comments Off on A fruit with pre- and probiotics properties?

After taking good resolutions for the sporting season, why not extend your efforts on food? And even more if it positively impacts your microbiota, like apple! The apple, fruit with many virtues continues to impress us! Refreshing, low calorie and delicious, the apple shows us once again it can be a good friend for our health. Real reservoir of beneficial components (antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins…), this acidulous fruit is also rich in prebiotics. And more amazing thing, in probiotics! This is shown in an Austrian study. The apple, source of probiotics ... According to a recent study, apples are a great source of [...]

6 09, 2019

If sports performance depended on an intestinal bacterium?

2019-09-06T12:55:44+02:0006 September 2019|That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on If sports performance depended on an intestinal bacterium?

The holidays are over and it is time to go back to school or work. It is also time for good resolutions! And that can go through the resumption of physical activity. But, as you can imagine, we are not all equal: some are good, some are not...  Physical performance would be due to a bacterium And if the physical abilities were due to the microbiota composition? This is what are reported the team of Joslin Diabetes researchers after analyzing Boston runners in 2015. Scientists recovered fecal samples from athletes over a 2-week period: from one week before until one week [...]

9 08, 2019

Book – « Follow your gut »

2019-08-09T09:33:12+02:0009 August 2019|That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on Book – « Follow your gut »

(Freepik) Rob Knight, a researcher from University of California. He is a recognized scientist in the field of gut microbiota.  He has written the book named “Follow your gut” in collaboration with the journalist Brendan Buhler. This book is based on his TED talk (2014) “How our microbes make us who we are”. It gives a general vision of the gut microbiota and current knowledge on it. The author-researcher begins his book on a basic concept. He explains to us that the human being is not alone in his body. Indeed, it lives in symbiosis with innumerable microorganisms having [...]

12 07, 2019

Can the ocean modify our microbiota?

2019-08-09T10:48:16+02:0012 July 2019|Skin, That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on Can the ocean modify our microbiota?

Summer is finally here! You spend your free time enjoying the sun and maybe even going to the beach. But do you know that swimming in the ocean can alter the skin microbiota? And in addition, can increase the infection risk? A team of researchers presented clinical results suggesting some interactions between our skin and the ocean at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. This clinical trial was motivated by previous studies showing a correlation between swimming at sea, water quality and the infection risk. Indeed, microbiota changes can cause skin, gastrointestinal, or ENT infections including respiratory or [...]

19 06, 2019

Titanium dioxide, enemy of the intestinal microbiota?

2019-08-09T10:45:58+02:0019 June 2019|That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on Titanium dioxide, enemy of the intestinal microbiota?

Titanium dioxide TiO2 or E171, is a nanoparticulate additive found in certain foodstuffs, including food supplements, as white opacifying and colour. This additive is present in chewing gums, sweets, industrial pastries, toothpastes, sunscreens, caps… Titanium dioxide is currently a very controversial ingredient. Its use should be banned in France by January 1st 2020. Indeed, it would present a risk for the consumer safety. One of the consequences of its ingestion would be an alteration of the intestinal microbiota. E171 has a deleterious effect on the bacterial activity and the intestinal ecosystem balance (dysbiosis), potentially favoring inflammatory diseases or colorectal cancer in [...]

5 04, 2019

BOOK – “The Mind-Gut Connection”

2019-08-09T11:12:25+02:0005 April 2019|Brain-Gut, That's your concern, The Science|Comments Off on BOOK – “The Mind-Gut Connection”

In his latest book, "The Mind-Gut Connection," Emeran Mayer MD, a gastroenterologist and professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), denounces the traditional mechanistic and martial approach to treating the disease, which consists of repair the damaged part without looking at the body as a whole and without knowing its origin. Already at the medical school, Emeran Mayer was not convinced by this traditional approach of medicine and it was during his third year he wanted to study how the brain interacts with the body in the hope of better understanding some diseases especially chronic diseases whose functioning [...]