Thursday, Feb 02, 2023

Gut bacteria


This winter, follow these simple tips to enhance gut health

January 27, 2023 10:38 am

For smooth digestion, it’s important to consume adequate fats needed by the body, said nutritionist Aman Puri

Can some gut bacteria cause diabetes? Can probiotics help in controlling them?

January 20, 2023 10:47 am

A study has found that those with higher levels of a bacterium called Coprococcus tended to have a higher insulin sensitivity while those with Flavonifractor tended to have lower insulin sensitivity. But the differences are not substantial enough to identify a pattern, says diabetologist Dr V Mohan

COVID and your gut: how a healthy microbiome can reduce the severity of infection – and vice versa

January 04, 2023 1:24 pm

Just as the composition of our gut bacteria appears to influence how we fare with COVID, the reverse might also be true – a COVID infection could affect the make up of our gut bacteria. Specifically, it seems COVID might throw off the balance between “good” and “bad” microbes in a person's microbiome

Healthy prebiotic foods to boost gut health

December 21, 2022 9:49 am

Prebiotics are a form of dietary fibre that feed the friendly bacteria in your gut

Gastrointestinal problems are common during the colder months; here's how to keep them at bay

December 15, 2022 5:35 pm

"Junk food will slow down your digestion and lead to bloating," said Dr Roy Patankar, gastroenterologist and director of Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur, Mumbai

Understanding the link between dishwasher liquids and altered gut health

December 09, 2022 12:24 pm

"Chemicals present on dishware enter the human body and affect the overall gut health," Dr GS Lamba, chief of gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute told

A healthy gut can help you lose weight; here's how

November 23, 2022 1:45 pm

“A healthy weight loss is not only an outcome of calorie restriction but also of healthy gut microbiota," Garima Goyal, a dietitian, said

As Mohanlal enjoys red meat for lunch, his nutritionist shares a trick to make it 'gut-friendly'

October 27, 2022 11:55 am

"There is nothing wrong with red meat; as long as it is organic and not fed with antibiotics, red meat is absolutely fine to consume," said Dr Vishakha Shivdasani

National Nutrition Week 2022: An ayurvedic guide to gut health

September 12, 2022 3:56 pm

Almost 80 per cent of your immune system is in the gut and the majority of the body’s serotonin is, too, said Dr Kriti Soni

Cutting Edge: Poop therapy can save your gut, and your life

July 07, 2022 2:26 pm

Stool or faecal microbial transplant (FMT) has helped contain infections in bone marrow transplant patients and even restore good gut bacteria, says Dr Parikshit Prayag, infectious disease consultant and in-charge of the Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune.


Simple dietary and fitness tips for improved gut health

April 07, 2021 6:12 pm

"There is a high prevalence of various gastrointestinal conditions across India, which can be aggravated by sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets"