Mucosal Dysfunction in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Source: Microbiome Labs Blog August 15, 2018 The mucosal barrier is a very important part of the human immune system. Not many people think of mucus as being protective, but it is the first line of defense between the human body and the outside world. The mucosal system contains 150 times more surface area than skin, which makes it one … Read More

What Causes Autoimmune Disease?

Source: Microbiome Labs Blog May 21, 2018 An autoimmune disease is best described as a condition, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. Autoimmune disease can affect any part of the body, triggering inflammation, which can lead to redness, heat, pain, and swelling. The incidence rates of autoimmune disease are increasing worldwide by 4 to … Read More


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Why Weight Loss Programs Fail

Source: Microbiome Labs Blog September 17, 2018 The common belief in the health industry is that obesity is the result of overfeeding due to lack of self-control. The idea is that weight fluctuations can be controlled by simply balancing and manipulating caloric intake against energy expenditure. And while the increased consumption of processed sugary and fatty foods lends validity to … Read More