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?
The human gastrointestinal tract is the home for trillions of bacteria that are continuously shaped by different factors and amongst these factors is the particular dietary habit followed.
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.
Nutrition during pregnancy is one of the most important factors that play a significant role in the early developmental process through the regulation of epigenetic mechanisms during pregnancy and neonatal periods.
It’s not just eye colour that gets passed onto your child, or blonde hair, genetic quirk or any other trait we ordinarily associate with heredity.
Eczema, also known as Atopic Dermatitis (AD) has been on the rise in industrialised countries over the last few decades, such that now 20% of babies will have Eczema by the time they reach six months.
Due to the intimate contact between mother and newborn baby during birth, the mother has been found to be the most influential factor for seeding the gut microbiota of her newborn baby.
During the pregnancy period unique inflammatory and immune changes alter the maternal gut function and microbiota composition as the pregnancy advances.
Is Probiotic Supplementation During Pregnancy Important for Labour? Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 Adaptation of the maternal immune system to the developmental change during pregnancy is an important factor for a successful pregnancy. During this period, the immune system should remain tolerance to the fetal allograft and adapt to immune functions against […]
Factors that Affect the Microbiome During Pregnancy Written by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 9/9/2020 Pregnancy is a complex physiological process associated with simultaneous hormonal, immunologic, and metabolic changes, which must all be synchronized to preserve the health of both the mother and the baby. Hormonal change is one of the first changes that occurs […]