​High salt intake alters gut bacteria composition, reducing the number of multiple beneficial species. This may contribute to inflammation and elevated blood pressure.

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High salt diet kills beneficial gut bacteria

The human gut is home to trillions of microbes, which modulate health and disease.

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Stress is indigestible

We owe our first confirmation of the fact that stress and emotions affect our digestive processes to the bad temper of a French-Canadian trapper.

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Imbalance in gut flora impairs recovery from spinal cord injury

A recent study shows that gut flora imbalance before spinal cord injury impairs functional recovery and aggravates neuropathology. On the other hand, feeding mice probiotics after a spinal cord injury confers neuroprotection and improves functional recovery.

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