Life Goal: A Balanced Gut

Life Goal: A Balanced Gut Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 21/03/2022 Looking down into our baby’s eyes in their first few weeks of life, we might dream of their life ahead… ‘Who will they become?’… ‘Will they be successful?’…’Will they want children?’…As […]

C-sections, Gut health, and Your Bub

C-sections, Gut health, and Your Bub Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 07/03/2022 From the minute you see those two lines appear on the pregnancy test, many hours are spent discussing and planning out exactly how the birth will go…. ‘Have you got […]

Why We Love Bifidobacteria

Father and baby

Why We Love Bifidobacteria Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 15/2/2022 Probiotic supplements are everywhere these days, and they come with some pretty hefty health claims. Are these claims too good to be true? Will any old probiotic do? Do I need to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]