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 […]
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 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 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 […]
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 first 1-3 years of life is an important period for the development of our gut microbiota. During this critical time, gut microbiota development progresses from it being a relatively simple microbial community that is less rich and diverse, to a one that is high in richness and diversity.
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.
Feeding human milk to newborn infants has important nutritional, physiological, immunological and psychological benefits that may impact on their long-term growth and development.
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.