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How to keep your gut microbes happy at Christmas

Christmas is a time of excess — swigging mulled wine, unbuttoning bursting buttons and wishing in hindsight that you hadn’t…

Why Amish children so rarely get asthma: the clue is in their dust

Microbes from farm animals could be used to inoculate children against asthma, according to research published in the New England…

Most of what we eat is ‘processed’ food. Here’s why we should be worried

Don’t panic, but each time you eat a bacon sandwich it is estimated you reduce your life by half an…

Guest room: we each play host to 100 trillion microbes

What’s bugging you now? The amazing potential of our bodies’ own bacteria

Scientists hope our trillions of resident microbes can help us beat disease and improve mental health

The big fat Greek diet: how to lose weight while eating stacks of feta and guzzling olive oil

I have lived in Athens for the last six months. I have eaten mountains of feta cheese and consumed whole…

Why processed foods are bad: they massacre our microbes

Last week the people of the world were in shock when many of their favourite meats were labelled as carcinogenic…