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If I recover from mild sinus infections without antibiotics, will my immune system become stronger over time than with them?

Avoiding antibiotics for mild infections may be beneficial long-term. Available data suggest different antibiotics perturb human microbiota differently (1; see below from 2).

  • Some broad-spectrum antibiotics clear out many more organisms than others.
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Is there a medical test that can detect the health of gut flora?

No, microbiota research is still far too preliminary to be able to predictably define what healthy gut microbiota entails. OTOH, presence of certain microbes in gut microflora usually signals sign of ill-health. 838 more words


What should children be eating to produce an optimal microbiota?

Refers to the paper: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6275/aad3311?rss=1

This answer explains why eating one’s way to health-associated microbiota isn’t as simple as it sounds.

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Walnuts May Promote Health by Changing Gut Bacteria-by LSU

  • Walnuts have been called a ‘superfood’ because they are rich in thet omega-3 faty acid, alpha-linolenic acid and fiber.
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Gut Microbiota

Colorectal cancer and gut microbiome

Although genes contribute to colorectal cancer, the gut microbiota are an important player. Accumulating evidence suggests that chronic infection and the ensuing inflammation contributes to tumor initiation and tumor progression. 6,970 more words


How might gut bacteria affect the brain function in humans?

Animal models show gut microbiota (bacteria, viruses, fungi, archaea and eukaryotes such as helminths) influence various aspects of physiology including brain function. Though data on their effect on human physiology is sparse, gut-associated pathologies and mental health issues such as depression ( 2,257 more words