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  1. General Discussion
    Hi, Does anyone know if α gluco-oligosaccharide is a FODMAP? I can only find information on fructo- and galacto oligosaccharides which are definitely on the FODMAP list. I have been looking at a supplement that is supposed to help protect your microbiome but it contains this and I'm not sure if...
  2. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Good morning everyone and wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year !! I've recently used some echinacea tablets (2 tabs every morning) for a cold I had and I noticed a positive change in my IBS-D. The "normal" watery stools were gradually replaced by formed ones and my visits to the toilet...
  3. General Discussion
    Interesting study that shows why artificial sweeteners may by harmful. "Artificial sweeteners have toxic effects on gut microbes"
  4. General Discussion
    Some amazing research has just been published that shows neuromodulating drugs like fluoxetine, escitalopram, lithium, valproate and aripiprazole affect the microbiome and gut permeability, at least in rats/in vitro. Differential effects of psychotropic drugs on microbiome composition and...
  5. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I recently came across an interesting article about the oral microbiome and IBS-D, and will attach a link. From my research; I've found that: 90% of the bacteria in the large intestine are anaerobic, and surprisingly we have anaerobic bacteria in our mouth. We actually have between 600 to...
  6. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    I just finished reading a very good book, "Missing Microbes" by Dr. Martin Blaser. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone on this forum to help you understand why you have the problems that you do. I would also recommend doing your own research into the Human Microbiome. There is...
  7. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome is said to affect 2 out of every 10 people. It used to be thought that it was "all in your head". According to this informative article, that is changing. Further reading at this site will help to understand the importance of our human microbiome and how it relates to...
  8. General Discussion
    I think that bacteria in the gut has a significant role in IBS.
  9. Announcements
    We have gathered some information below highlighting WDHD 2014. The focus this year is on gut microbiome. Watch this fun video on the importance of gut microbiomes in health & disease from our friends at UEG - United European Gastroenterology - The American College of...
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