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 […]
Fertility and the Microbiome Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 23/12/2021 Most of the time, when you hear the word ‘microbiome’, it’s in relation to the gut microbiome, where so much of the research has been focused. But recently, discussion of numerous other […]
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 […]
Pregnancy Diet, Gut Health and Impact on Offspring Health Written by Clare Carrick BHSc (Nutrition & Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 11/12/2021 What women eat during pregnancy can have a signiﬁcant impact on their baby’s gut microbiome and disease risk later in life. (1) Evidence suggests that this is most […]
Findings from the American Gut Project Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD Paediatrics 06/12/2021 The first major data of the human microbiome was generated from the American Gut project (AGP). The project included microbial data from 15,096 samples that were collected from 11,336 participants, primarily resident in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and other […]
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 way our babies are born affects their gut microbiome composition, their immune system development and their resistance to medicines, such as antibiotics, used to treat infections and diseases
Caesareans can be a life saving necessity in the birth of a baby. Current scientific research into the development of a baby’s gut microbiome suggests that the way a baby is born, i.e. vaginally or by caesarean, can have a significant effect on the early development of the baby’s gut microbiome.
We are what we eat – what is the best diet for gut microbiome health and the function of our immune system?
In the last few decades diets have come in and out of fashion and different people propose different diets for different perceived real or unclear health benefits. But what does the science say?
Current evidence based research indicates that what we eat during pregnancy has a significant impact on the early development of the baby during pregnancy and the first 1000 days of life.
The development of a baby’s gut microbiome and immune system and the role of beneficial bacteria, Bifidobacteria
A 2020 study of 88 African American babies during the first month of life included babies who were full term (>37 weeks) with no major genetic abnormalities.