The New Brain Nutrition Blog
-Have you ever noticed that the type of food you eat can affect how you feel afterwards? Some food might make you wish to rest and relax, some food might give you the little extra energy you just needed. Evidence is accumulating that also in the long run, diet may play a pivotal role for your mental health. For example, it might have an effect Read more
-We have talked before about how ADHD has been associated with obesity and the mechanisms implicated on it. I would like to explain more about this important subject so you can understand what dietary changes you can make to avoid the risk of weight gain. Most of the authors attribute the presence of obesity in ADHD individuals to disorder Read more
-Increasing evidence is showing that the gut microbiota can alter the brain and behavior, and thus may play a role in the development of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. Animal models are a useful tool to study this mechanism. For example, germ-free (GF) mice, which have never been exposed to Read more
-When Alice’s mother first contacted our team to get more information on the dietary intervention at New Brain Nutrition, she mentioned that her daughter seems to be on edge all the time. On a typical day, Alice would be triggered easily over seemingly small things and stay upset for a long time. She told us that these emotional problems caused Read more
-‘If two people eat the same, do they also have the same poop?’ Our microbiologist, dr. Clara Belzer answered this question from Noa (age 12) on Dutch national radio and explained her research on gut-microbes and health. “Well the answer is yes and no”, starts Clara Belzer. So it’s a great question! Yes: feces gets to be more similar Read more
-Real time measurements of intestinal gases: a novel method to study how food is being digested Researchers in Wageningen (The Netherlands), have been able to identify for the first time, how gut microorganisms process different types of carbohydrates by measuring in real time the intestinal gases of mice. This is not only a novel method to Read more
-In my previous blogs, I explained the research questions of my study. This study will be performed in two cohorts which I will elaborate on in this current blog about early life nutrition and studying gut microbiota. The cohorts are called BIBO and BINGO. BIBO stands for ‘Basale Invloeden op de Baby’s Ontwikkeling’ (in English: Read more
-Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopment disorder characterized by inattention or hyperactivity–impulsivity, or both. It might seem paradoxical, but many studies indicate that individuals with a diagnosis of ADHD suffer from overweight and obesity. Therefore, it is important to understand the underlying Read more
-Why 12 genetic markers for ADHD are exciting news for New Brain Nutrition We are finally here: for the first time, genome-wide significant markers are identified that increase the risk for Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This research was conducted by an international consortium of more than 200 experts on genetics and Read more
-Breaking news: It has long been assumed that the gut and the brain communicate not only via a slow, hormonal pathway, but that there must be an additional, faster association between gut and brain. Melanie Maya Kelberer and her colleagues from Duke University, NC, now managed to detect this connection. Their paper has just been published in Read more
- “When I stop my medication, everything goes wrong” – why some patients take their prescribed drugs and others don’t
- How do our personalities influence what we eat?
- Exploring links between lifestyle and mental health
- How Genes and Environment Influence Aggression – A History of Violence
- Why do we use mouse models in diet research?
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