All posts for the month February, 2015

What role does your gut microbiome (the sum of bacterial species living in your gut) play in your body’s immune response to vaccines? I address this question here:

I don’t go into a lot of detail, but it’s clear that the gut microbiome plays a role, and if I had to speculate about rare, adverse events, I’d speculate that they may be caused in part by your body’s past responses/ current overload or under-stimulation by the specific species of bacteria in your gut. Other factors will play a role too- like genetics- but I really do think your gut microbiome will play a significant part.

Happy reading!

Hi! Yesterday I drafted a non-technical article for The Conversation (where I discuss the plant microbiome in this article) on the subject of links between your gut microbiome and responses to vaccines. The article should be published sometime in February- I will post a link to it here when it is finished.

Work on Project: Cancer-Fighting Gut Bacteria is ongoing. It goes slowly, but it’s going!