Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life​

MothersBabies Newsletter: Improving your gut health can change your baby’s life 30/06/2022 To view the newsletter, click here Why is hardly anybody talking about the importance of supporting a healthy microbiome when we’re planning to start a family? Science tells us that our gut health, and the balance of microbes in our microbiome, can dramatically […]

Improving Your Gut Health Can Change Your Baby’s Life

Improving Your Gut Health Can Change Your Baby’s Life Written by Clare Carrick ANutr BHSc (Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PHD Paediatrics 23/06/2022 What does ‘planning a pregnancy’ mean to you? Throwing the Pill in the bin? Downloading an ovulation app? Making sure your partner is not interstate mid-cycle? Checking […]

Microbiome Manipulation

Microbiome Manipulation Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 03/04/2022 The gut microbiome is complex and plays a major role in the development and regulation of the immune system. Maternal health, and the state of the maternal gut microbiome, before and during pregnancy is an important determinant for the development of newborn microbiome. As […]

MothersBabies Newsletter – Bifidobacteria and Immunity

MothersBabies Newsletter: Bifidobacteria and Immunity 14/2/2022 To view the newsletter, click here. There isn’t a magic pill that will stop us getting disease but a strong immune system is definitely a good start.  There is a growing body of evidence that suggests the immune system we develop in our early years lays the foundation for […]

MothersBabies Newsletter – All About Pre and Probiotics

MothersBabies Newsletter:All About Pre and Probiotics 14/2/2022 To view the newsletter, click here.   We know that having a good balance of healthy microbes in your gut can have significant health benefits for you and your baby, but how do you get more of the ‘good stuff?’. One way is probiotics, which are essentially good […]

Do You Need a Probiotic During Pregnancy?

Do You Need a Probiotic During Pregnancy? Written by Clare Carrick ANutr (BHSc Nutrition and Health Promotion) Scientifically reviewed by Dr Fathalla Ali, PhD (Paediatrics) 7/2/2022 What are probiotics? Probiotics contain living microorganisms that may help to repopulate or balance the gut microbiome of the host (1). An accepted definition of probiotics is ‘live microorganisms […]

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 […]

Pregnancy Diet Gut Health and Impact on Offspring Health

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 […]