gut microbe

Baby’s Gut Flora Altered by Mom’s Anti-Bacterial Soap Use

I had a friend’s dad that was near 80 say to me recently “Why are all kids today sensitive to everything?.  We never had to avoid these things – What is wrong with you guys?”. Ouch. He is right.   What is going on today? There is plenty of data pointing to environmental pollutants and chemicals altering the gut microbiome.   The microbiome is our internal ecology and we need a diversified bunch of beneficial buggers to keep ourselves and immune system healthy. There has been data pointing to the “hygiene hypothesis” and the overuse of antibiotic soaps.   But on […]

Pregnant women