Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 2 May, 2021   The Panel Discussion, held in May 2021, was a unique combination of various experts in the field of the microbiome. They discuss factors that impact the microbiome of a newborn through to toddler age, and the evidence that suggests the microbiome is linked to […]

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 1

Transcript from the MothersBabies Panel Discussion, Part 1 May, 2021   The Panel Discussion, held in May 2021, was a unique combination of various experts in the field of the microbiome. They discuss factors that impact the microbiome of a newborn through to toddler age, and the evidence that suggests the microbiome is linked to […]

The beneficial effect of breastfeeding on Gut Microbiota

The Beneficial Effect of Breastfeeding on Gut Microbiota Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 12/1/2022 Human breastmilk is the primary source of nutrition for newborn babies. It contains many microbes that play a major role in the development of a child’s immune system and that help protect against infection and inflammation. It is well […]

Childhood Asthma and the Gut Microbiome

Childhood Asthma and the Gut Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 6/1/2022 Asthma, an inflammatory disease that restricts the airways and causes breathlessness, is a major global public health concern (1). Poorly managed asthma negatively impacts quality of life and increases the […]

Eczema and the Infant Microbiome

Eczema and the Infant Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 23/12/2021 What is eczema? Eczema is a chronic inflammatory rash that often starts early in life (1). Its prevalence is on-the-rise, particularly in more affluent parts of the world, and this has […]

Gut Health and the Microbiome

Gut Health and the Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 23/12/2021 ‘Gut health’ and the ‘microbiome’ are having a moment in the spotlight right now…and for good reason! The little cohabiting critters that make up our microbiome really do play a huge […]

Excerpt from The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper

Excerpt from ‘The First Thousand Days: An Evidence Paper’ Section 3.2.1 The role of the microbiome Written by The Centre for Community Child Health The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne September 2017 Vast numbers of bacteria, viruses, and fungi (collectively known as the microbiome) live in and on the human body and play an important role […]

The persistent gut microbiota in infancy and it’s origin

Father and baby

The Persistent Gut Microbiota in Infancy and it’s Origin Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 29/11/2021 During and after birth, the gut of a newborn baby is rapidly colonized with microbiota. This early gut colonization plays an important role in the baby’s immune system development. Factors such as premature birth, cesarean section delivery […]

Introducing solids, gut health and immunity

Introducing solids, Gut health and Immunity Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 22/11/2021 Your baby’s immune system development in the first three years of life is strongly linked to your baby’s gut health and gut bugs (developing gut microbiota). Your baby’s gut bugs develop over these three years from a relatively simple gut […]

The early life determinants for Gut Dysbiosis

The early life determinants for Gut Dysbiosis Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paedatrics) 22/11/2021 The gastrointestinal tract is the home for the most diverse and populated bacterial community known as microbiota. Ideally, the gut microbiota lives in a mutually symbiotic relationship with the human body. Whilst the gut provides the well-adapted shelter, the microbiota […]