Register as a MapMyGut Affiliated Health Professional
December 15, 2016Have you got specialist knowledge on the gut health? Is providing gut-specific recommendations part of what you do in your clinical practice? Map My Gut would love to hear from you! We welcome applications by Nutritionists, Dietitians and Medical Doctors to join our team of affiliated health professionals. You'll be delivering a unique service aimed [...]
Inherited traits in your gut bacteria are associated with your susceptibility to accumulate visceral fat
December 11, 2016
Although obesity is a global health burden, the accumulation of abdominal visceral fat is the specific cardio-metabolic disease risk factor. Variation in bacteria present in stool samples has previously been associated with body mass index (BMI). Recently, two of MapMyGut’s researchers, Michelle Beaumont and Tim Spector, explored links between the faecal microbiota and abdominal adiposity using body […]
Gut microbes switch our genes on and off under influence of diet
December 6, 2016
Our gut is home to trillions of microbes – altogether, they can weigh up to 2 kilograms. They not only help to digest food via fermentation, but in the process produce molecules called metabolites that influence health and disease – for instance, to improve immune function and defend against infection. The complete set of genetic […]
Early frailty correlated with lack of microbial diversity
December 3, 2016
Michelle Beaumont, one of Map My Gut’s microbiome researchers, and our CSO Tim Spector recently were part of the team that published a study in the journal Genome Medicine earlier this year describing what they found to be is “a striking negative association between frailty and gut microbiota diversity”, underpinned by associations to specific bacterial […]
Why frequent dieting makes you put on weight and what to do about it
People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon dubbed “yo-yo dieting” is associated with changes in metabolism and is one reason why the vast majority of calorie-based diets fail. But exactly what causes these metabolic changes has remained a […]
Ditch the calories!
December 1, 2016
With the festive days in sight and sparkly dresses on the ready the many of us may start calorie counting again. Yet an effective approach to health and weight management lies in the gut. The 100 trillion microbes inside our lower intestine makes us unique and explains why we respond differently to foods. Microbes help […]
Know your Gut: Map My Gut predict this will be routine within 5 years
November 17, 2016
With healthcare cost rising across all Western countries and no effective measures to halt the prevalence of obesity and other chronic diseases, it is evident that we need to move towards a preventative healthcare model. Advanced testing, as used by Map My Gut, will enable doctors and consumers to get a detailed insight into the […]
Now we are talking about the Bristol Stool Chart!
November 3, 2016
The Bristol Stool Chart derives its name from the town it was first developed: Bristol!! It was developed in the late 90’s by Dr. Stephen Lewis and Dr. Ken Heaton at the University of Bristol. They concluded that the form of the stool is a useful surrogate measure of colon transit time, though that conclusion has since been […]
Bristol Loves Bugs as do we! & We are not talking about the Bristol Stool Chart!
October 20, 2016
Join Professor Tim Spector, nutritional therapist Helen Cooke and others to learn more about the microbiome and how antibiotics impact them. Learn how to feed your microbiome, taste foods and visit The Kombucha bar! Talking about Kombucha.. gut bacteria, especially the ones involved in our immune system love fermented foods: sourdough breads, sauerkraut, yoghurt, kefir […]
The leaves are falling and the season of the sniffles is nigh..
October 6, 2016
Tend to your inner garden!! Our gut bacteria play an important role in the immune system, inflammation and even mood and appetite. Looking after our bacteria, by including a wide variety of foods may help to fend off those colds and coughs. According to Professor Tim Spector a good diet is a diverse one! […]
The Microbe: New Frontier in Medicine?
September 22, 2016
Research into the microbiome has risen exponentially over the last few years with almost 6000 papers published in 2015 alone. The microbiome controls some of our body’s vital processes, ranging from healing wounds to affecting our mood, our immune defences and our entire metabolism. In understanding the microbiome, the scope for manipulating health and disease […]
Map My Gut launched in Leon Restaurant!
September 8, 2016
8th September 2016 Map My Gut offers ground-breaking, scientifically sound and simple testing to consumers, enabling you to get to know your “inner garden” and so look after it in a more precise way, allowing it, and you, to flourish! Map My Gut is founded by Professor Tim Spector, who leads the largest Twins […]