centenarian gut microbiome

Centenarian Gut Microbiome: The Secret To Living To 100

Is there something unique about the centenarian gut microbiome?  Discoveries from a recent study shed light on the fascinating world of centenarians and their exceptional resistance to age-related ailments. Delving into the unique microbiome of individuals who live to be 100 or more, researchers have uncovered a potential shield against bacterial infections, including those caused […]

At-Home Vaginal Microbiome Test: Analysing the Health of Your Vaginal Microbiome

At-Home Vaginal Microbiome Test The La biome vaginal microbiome test is an innovative at-home solution that allows women to gain valuable insights into the health of their vaginal microbiome. By understanding the importance of the vaginal microbe and how it affects overall health, women can take proactive steps to maintain a healthy and balanced ecosystem. […]

Glyphosate (Roundup) shapes the gut microbiome: Latest evidence

The link between popular herbicide glyphosate and the gut microbiome has been revealed in a brand new study published in October 2023 in the journal Gut Microbes. Glyphosate, a widely used herbicide, has increasingly found its way into our environment, leading to its unwitting consumption by humans through contaminated crops, drinking water, and polluted air. […]

Gut Microbiome on Overall Health

Unravel the Impact of Gut Microbiome on Overall Health

A healthy gut is often said to be the foundation of overall well-being, but have you ever wondered why? Welcome to an insightful exploration on the profound impact your gut microbiome has on your overall health. We are La Biome, Australia’s Microbiome Specialty Store and we aim to reveal the intricate relationship between the trillions […]

prebiotics reduce blood pressure

Can prebiotics reduce blood pressure? New Australian study says yes.

Can prebiotics reduce blood pressure? In an Australian study published in 2023, researchers examined the potential for prebiotics to reduce blood pressure. The study involved 21 participants who received either 40g of the prebiotic acetylated and butyrylated high-amylose maize starch (HAMSAB) supplementationor a placebo. The trial aimed to see if the prebiotic could influence blood pressure. […]

fodmap diet ibs

Low FODMAP Diet for IBS: It’s Not A Magic Cure

Bloating and abdominal discomfort are common complaints, not only among those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but also in generally healthy individuals. These symptoms often arise from the fermentation of undigested food by gut microbes. Medical advice often suggests antibiotics to control bacterial overgrowth or adhering to a low FODMAP diet for IBS, which restricts […]

3 hidden causes of leaky gut and how to fix it

Leaky gut, aka increased intestinal permeability, is one of my favourite topics. There’s ample scientific resarch on this phenomena and it’s great to see it getting the attention it deserves so people can regain control of their health. BUT despite all the evidence for the role of leaky gut in a host of conditions including […]

pomegranate is good for

7 surprising reasons why pomegranate is the secret to a happy gut microbiome.

Pomegranate is good for your gut microbiome and has powerful health benefits for the whole body. Remarkably, it seems early civilisations were also clued in on this super fruit! A quick history of pomegranate Pomegranate’s cultivation traces back to around 3,000 BC in Iran, where it was highly revered. For example, in Persian mythology and […]

parasite cleansing

Should I do parasite cleansing?

Is parasite cleansing right for you? In my 6 years of helping people with their gut health and analysing the gut microbiome, I have come across many people asking for help after parasite cleansing. Understanding the larger context of the gut microbiome has made this much clear: Parasites are not the route of all evil.  […]

vitamin k and gut bacteria

Vitamin K and Gut Bacteria

Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for blood clotting, bone health, and heart health. Gut bacteria may play an important role in maintaining vitamin K stores in the body. The study highlights that the gut microbiota can transform vitamin K1 into vitamin K2, which is the biologically active form of vitamin K. The journal: Gut […]

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