The latest research on gut and skin health, the microbiome, and more.

I’m excited to have launched this brand new “NEWS” section of my website! This page will feature short summaries of select newly published scientific publications related to the gut microbiome, nutrition, exercise science, and health.

You can read my full rationale for starting it here.

 Over the next few months, I will be loading all of my previous research-related social media posts into this section so that they are archived and searchable.

Please be patient as this page is a work in progress!

Modulating the gut microbiome – AHS19

Modulating the gut microbiome for health - AHS19 In this presentation, I dispel a lot of common myths and misunderstandings about the gut microbiome, including why culture-based stool tests are inaccurate, why a high-fat diet is not necessarily bad for gut health and why herbal antimicrobials are not universally safe. I also discuss the importance of probiotic strain, whether we should take probiotics [...]

By |October 19th, 2019|

Small intestinal dysbiosis underlies functional GI symptoms

Small intestinal dysbiosis underlies functional GI symptoms In an article published on my blog a few months ago, I argued that quantitative culture, the “gold standard” for diagnosing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), is outdated, that breath testing does not accurately diagnose SIBO, and that small intestinal dysbiosis is likely the culprit in many patients with IBS-like symptoms. Now, a study [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|

Microbial network alterations identified in Crohn’s disease

Microbial network alterations identified in Crohn's disease A new study identifies specific alterations of the gut microbial network in Crohn’s disease! The microbiome has long been thought to be implicated in Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), the two forms of IBD. After all, IBD patients tend to have altered reactivity to microbes, and animal models have shown that gut [...]

By |May 11th, 2019|