Emerging Science in the Microbiome Market –

Naturally informed, powered by WholeFoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center, hosted the virtual conference microbiome: Master the market in May. The second day of the virtual conference focused on emerging science and opportunities. Topics covered ranged from replacing lost keystone species, to postbiotics, digestive health, practices for producers, and more.

The human microbiome: replacing lost species

To start the second day of the event, in the session, The human microbiome: the power to replace lost species, keynote speaker William Davis, MD., author of the Wheat Belly series and the new book Super Gut, summed up the argument by saying, “When you lose healthy species, unhealthy species step in and take their place. Those healthy species played important roles.” He explained that microbes Unhealthy foods, such as E.coli, proliferate without healthy microbes present in the microbiome.This leads to concerns such as bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine (which he called SEBUM), which can contribute to a number of concerns.

What is causing the loss of species?

“We have been excessively exposed to antibiotics and a third of all babies have had a caesarean section, more babies are bottle-fed and [due to] food additives, synthetic sweeteners, [children are] deprived of nutrients and microbes, “noted Dr. Davis. Additionally, the chlorine and fluoride in our drinking water altered the mucus barrier, gastrointestinal tract, and the composition of the human microbiome. In addition, Dr. Davis pointed to herbicides , pesticides and the genetic transmission of disrupted microbiomes as causes of the lack of diversity in key species today.It’s also about: the problem of lost species is getting worse from generation to generation. Replenishing these microbes can help with weight loss, skin health, better sleep, improved mood, and more.

How can we replenish healthy species?

Eating fermented foods such as yogurt is a vital step. “There are greater reports of microbes in yogurt that has been fermented for 36 hours or more. The real increase in microbes doesn’t happen until 30 hours, so 4-hour fermented yogurt doesn’t have the same effects, ”she noted. Supplements can help too. For her recommendation, the whole session can be viewed on request.

Most emerging science of the microbiome

Throughout the day, speakers Alexis Collins, Director of Product and Brand Strategy at Stratum Nutrition, Also introduced were Marvin Singh, MD, founder and CEO of Precision Clinic, and Asa Waldstein, founder and principal of the Supplement Advisory Group. Their sessions delved into the topics of postbiotics, feeding the microbiome, and a normative snapshot of current trends and risks.

WTF are postbiotics and why should I formulate them with them?

In the session WTF are postbiotics and why should I formulate with them ?, Collins talked about the growing popularity of postbiotics among consumers. The search engine of the word Google has increased, “1300% from June 2019 to June 2021”.

But what are postbiotics? “Various terms have been used,” Collins said. “In 2019, the use of the word usage increased. It was 15 times more used than heat-killed probiotics. It was very trendy. Therefore, the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) has brought together an international group of scientists to discuss what a postbiotic is. ISAPP has published a consensus document: defined as a preparation of inanimate microorganisms and / or their components that confers a health benefit to the host. To find out more, watch the entire session, which can be viewed on request.

Panel of practitioners

In the next session, health workers Lynn O’Connor, MD, Director of Colon and Rectal Surgery in New York, Chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Mercy Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital; Mary Purdy, MS, RDN, Integrative and Eco-Dietitian and Adjunct Lecturer at Bastyr University; and Sara Campbell, Ph.D., FACSM, Associate Professor, Director, Rutgers University discussed patient misconceptions and innovations, discussed how professionals are focusing on the microbiome. Experts combined their understanding of peer-reviewed literature, case studies, research and working with patients. Find out more on request.

Feeding the microbiome

Next, Dr. Singh described how he optimized his health and gut power. “When it comes to good digestive health, what does it mean? It means increasing the diversity of bacterial species in your microbiome, while optimizing your risk factor for disease reduction. It is the same thing as general well-being. Therefore, 70% of our immune system is found in our intestines. 90% of the serotonin produced in the intestinal tract. The digestive tract is the second brain. In addition, it has its own nervous system. We are really talking about the [trillions of] bacteria and fungi in our digestive tract ”. Watch the full session.

Normative snapshot

Concluding the day, Asa Waldstein provided a normative snapshot of current risks in space. “Most of the application is happening due to risky marketing claims. So what’s a complaint? Anything that ends with ‘-itis’, most things with ‘-anti’ in the name, anything for which a drug is ‘indicated’, the name of any disease and that makes a statement for treatment, diagnosis , prevention. And there is more to know: look online.

All sessions are available for viewing on demand free registration here. Event sponsor AIDP, ClearCut Analytics and SPINS, Enzimedica, Nutriscience And Nutrition of the layers they made this event free thanks to their educational commitment.

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