Highlights from Day 1 at the Microbiome Keynotes conference
I'm geeking out on microbiome research at the Microbiome Keynotes conference. This morning I took a walk on the beach and thought about a few points that make a big impact on me. What do you think about:
Highlights from my notes from the Microbiome Keynotes 2019 Conference Day 1
Bacterial vaginosis symptoms lead to 10-15 million doctor visits per year in the US. It can also be asymptomatic.
Clinical lubricants used to check your progression during labor are antibacterial.
What we eat impacts our metabolome - our unique constellation of metabolic components - and this influences our microbiome.
Breastfeed. Do it. Get help.
Artificial sweeteners have a negative effect on our microbiota - this does NOT include stevia.
Killing our gut bacteria can inhibit growth of new brain cells in our child’s hippocampus - impacting their memory. Probiotics and exercise help.
Boosting beneficial bacteria helps reduce clostridia
High fructose corn syrup is loaded with mercury and damages our microbiome - and we’ve known this since 1993.
Our beta carotene levels shift seasonally.
Mesenteric lymph nodes - the ones in our gut - are super important, communicate with the rest of our body and have live microbes in them!
Olive oil is really good!
Anthocyanin - the bright reds purples and blues in plant foods - reduce gut inflammation
Kids raised with dogs have less eczema
“Milk and dairy worsens acne. If you don’t believe it you should read the literature”
Fiber fiber fiber. Eat 9-10 colors of vegetables per day.
Fermented veggies - keep 5 kinds in your fridge and eat them.
Which of these points lights you up, or lights a fire under you?
Which matter most to your child? To YOU?
What do you want to do differently, starting now?