The human microbiome refers to the diverse community of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and archaea, that inhabit various surfaces of the human body, such as the skin, mouth, and gastrointestinal tract. The microbiome plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and is intimately linked to the immune system.

microbiota; the pillar of influence

The gut microbiome, in particular, influences immune function by aiding in the development of immune cells, promoting a balanced inflammatory response, and providing protection against harmful pathogens. Imbalances in the microbiome, known as dysbiosis, have been associated with various health conditions, including autoimmune diseases, allergies, and infections.

Colostrum, often referred to as “first milk,” is the initial secretion produced by mammary glands in the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after giving birth. Colostrum is rich in antibodies, growth factors, and other bioactive molecules that play a vital role in supporting the immune system of newborns. It serves as the baby’s first line of defense against infections and helps establish a healthy microbial community in the infant’s gut. The immune-boosting properties of colostrum extend beyond infancy, and research suggests that it may have therapeutic potential in enhancing immune function in individuals of all ages.

The interaction between the microbiome, colostrum, and the immune system underscores the intricate web of connections within the human body. Colostrum’s immunoglobulins and other bioactive components contribute to the maintenance of a balanced and resilient immune system. Furthermore, the microbiome’s role in modulating immune responses emphasizes the importance of a healthy microbial community for overall well-being. Understanding these dynamic relationships is crucial for advancing our knowledge of immune system regulation and exploring innovative approaches for promoting health and preventing disease.

berry crumble

Frozen berries in any combination you desire can be used to make this easy dessert and it keeps the sugar consumption within safe limits at 23 grams per serving. The sugar can be reduced if you desire.

Recipe link

I correctly predicted that out of common traits in the previous microbiota research post seen here regarding the success rate of FMT’s that low or non breastfeeding rates and c-section risk factors would be ignored in favor of elevating the low fiber message among  leading voices in the field today and that is precisely what is trending.

common traits among the study participants

  • c-section
  • limited breast feeding
  • low fiber intake
  • antibiotic use

noted bacteria used

  • bifido
  • prevotella

The ASU team compared differences in the microbiome of children with autism compared to typically developing children. At the start of the study, children with autism were found to have lower diversity in their respective gut microbes and were depleted of certain strains of helpful bacteria, such as Bifidobacteria and Prevotella. “Kids with autism are lacking important beneficial bacteria, and have fewer options in the bacterial menu of important functions that bacteria provide to the gut than typically developing kids,” Krajmalnik-Brown said.

Our understanding is great enough that we can alter the course of chronic conditions TODAY with a limited number of substances that will individualize with environment and diet.

It’s been done AND THEY KNOW THIS.

closing remarks 2015 COAST/SSEW Symposium

Dr. Robert Lustig is an American pediatric endocrinologist and author known for his work on the impact of sugar consumption on health, particularly in relation to obesity and metabolic diseases. He is also an advocate for public health policies aimed at reducing sugar intake. Dr. Lustig gained prominence with his viral lecture titled “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” which discussed the negative effects of excessive sugar consumption on health.

Dr. Lustig has been involved in research and has published numerous scientific articles. He has also authored books aimed at educating the public about the potential health risks associated with high sugar consumption, such as “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

His work has sparked discussions about the role of added sugars in the development of chronic diseases and has influenced public health conversations around dietary guidelines. However, it’s important to note that perspectives on nutrition can vary, and scientific discussions in the field continue to evolve.

Remember, no more than 6 teaspoons (25 grams) of added sugar per day for women and 9 teaspoons (38 grams) for men. The AHA limits for children vary depending on their age and caloric needs, but range between 3-6 teaspoons (12 – 25 grams) per day. Children under two should have zero grams of sugar per day.

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