Category: Microbiome

29 . 03 . 2021

The Gut-Brain Axis: a two-way street

The bi-directional communication between the central nervous system and the gut is increasingly accepted and supported from a scientific point of view. In this article, we will explore the mechanisms behind this relationship.

Categories: Dementia, Microbiome, Stress

22 . 01 . 2021

The Relationship between the Vaginal Microbiota and Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are quite common in females. Instead of a linear mechanism of infection, there seems to be a strong influence of the microbiota on the process, which we will explore in this article.


24 . 06 . 2020

The Relationship between Depression and Anxiety and the Intestinal Microbiota

The intestinal microbiome is certainly one of the most fascinating areas of scientific research nowadays. The systemic implications of our intestinal ecosystem are very profound and diverse, and they include the brain and the entire neuro-behavioral axis.

Categories: Mental Health, Microbiome

19 . 07 . 2019

Helicobacter pylori Infection and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases - is there an association?

The thyroid is the most affected organ by autoimmune disease. Although thyroid autoimmunity’s etiology is multifactorial, there is evidence that some infectious agents, including Helicobacter pylori, may contribute to its development.

Categories: Autoimmunity, Microbiome

23 . 11 . 2018

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation - Potential Therapeutic Uses

In recent years, the scientific community has recognized the intestinal microbiome’s important role in various metabolic and immunological processes. The word microbiome refers to the  ecosystem of microorganisms present in the human body, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. Each human being has its unique and characteristic ecosystem that contributes to a multitude of physiological reactions.

Categories: Autoimmunity, Microbiome

09 . 11 . 2018

The Relationship between Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal condition characterized by bloating, abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (constipation and/or diarrhea). It is an important cause of reduced quality of life, and the available therapeutic approaches are often not very effective.

Categories: Digestion, Microbiome

19 . 09 . 2018

Probiotics in the treatment of migraines

Migraine headaches affect approximately 15% of the world population and can lead to a significant decrease in patients’ quality of life. The current understanding is that migraines originate from an inflammatory trigger that starts in the trigeminovascular system and then spreads to other parts of the brain.

Categories: Headaches, Microbiome

03 . 07 . 2018

Helminths - Immunomodulators from the Past

In the last century, the prevalence of allergic and autoimmune diseases in the developed world increased drastically, and presently it is estimated that 1 in 10 people has an autoimmune condition. There are several reasons for this phenomenon and one of them is, certainly, the change of the human body ecosystem, the biome.