How safe is your vegetable patch?

As part of an ongoing effort to manage the level of my family’s exposure to contaminants in the food chain, my wife and I began an backyard vegetable patch in 2015. The basic parameters were to grow those vegetables and Continue reading How safe is your vegetable patch?

Study finds food avoidance in irritable bowel syndrome leads to a nutrition-deficient diet

CITATION: Stevenson, C., Blaauw, R., Fredericks, E., Visser, J., & Roux, S. (2014). Food avoidance in irritable bowel syndrome leads to a nutrition-deficient diet : original research. South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 27(1), 25–30. ABSTRACT: Objective. The objective was to Continue reading Study finds food avoidance in irritable bowel syndrome leads to a nutrition-deficient diet

Diets that differ in their FODMAP content alter the colonic luminal microenvironment

CITATION: Halmos, E. P., Christophersen, C. T., Bird, A. R., Shepherd, S. J., Gibson, P. R., & Muir, J. G. (2015). Diets that differ in their FODMAP content alter the colonic luminal microenvironment. Gut, 64(1), 93–100. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2014-307264 ABSTRACT: “Objective. A Continue reading Diets that differ in their FODMAP content alter the colonic luminal microenvironment

Zinc deficiency in children with environmental enteropathy

CITATION: Young, G. P., Mortimer, E. K., Gopalsamy, G. L., Alpers, D. H., Binder, H. J., Manary, M. J., … Brewer, T. G. (2014). Zinc deficiency in children with environmental enteropathy—development of new strategies: report from an expert workshop. The Continue reading Zinc deficiency in children with environmental enteropathy

The microbial eukaryote Blastocystis is a prevalent and diverse member of the healthy human gut microbiota

CITATION: Scanlan, P.D. et al., 2014. The microbial eukaryote Blastocystis is a prevalent and diverse member of the healthy human gut microbiota. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 90(1), pp.326–330. ABSTRACT: To date, the majority of research into the human gut microbiota has Continue reading The microbial eukaryote Blastocystis is a prevalent and diverse member of the healthy human gut microbiota

Blastocystis: To Treat or Not to Treat…

CITATION: Coyle, C.M. et al., 2012. Blastocystis: To Treat or Not to Treat…. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 54(1), pp.105–110. ABSTRACT: Parasites in the genus Blastocystis comprise several subtypes (genotypes) and have a worldwide distribution. In some surveys, these are the most Continue reading Blastocystis: To Treat or Not to Treat…