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Admin Gut Microbiome 101 / Health November 24, 2021

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci What happens after our lab receives your sample? And how does your sample translate into a colourful report with straightforward findings and easy to follow recommendations? This is what happens in the AMILI lab. Your stool sample is assessed physically, processed,…

Health Benefits of Chilli, the Spicy Berry

Admin Nutrition July 30, 2021

Chilli is not unknown to many. In fact, it is a fiery berry (yes, you read that right!) enjoyed by people all around the world. It can be found in dishes like mala, ramen, pasta or even made into dipping sauces for our familiar local dishes like chicken rice and…

Diabetes and the Gut Microbiome

Admin Health / Lifestyle / Nutrition February 22, 2021

One of the ways your diet affects your health status is by modulating the composition of your gut microbiota. It has been found that normal gut microbiota affects the development of the immune system, nutrient absorption, tissue generation and bone homeostasis metabolism. Therefore, a well-balanced diet is responsible for the…

Let Us Get to Know Lactobacillus

Admin Gut Microbiome 101 February 18, 2021

Just like you and me, bacteria have families too. One such family is the Lactobacillaceae, a group of bacteria characterized by their lactic acid-producing capabilities. Family members generally share the same characteristics. For example, Lactobacilliceae have the ability to survive in the presence of acid and bile in the gut…

Weight Management and the Gut Microbiome

Admin Lifestyle February 5, 2021

Did you know that a healthy gut microbiome is an essential part of your weight management journey? We have a mutualistic relationship with our gut whereby our health can benefit from a diverse gut microbiome. Food is the main source of fuel for gut microbes; both food and our gut…

Does Geography Affect the Gut Microbiome?

Admin Lifestyle February 3, 2021

Populations that live in different regions of the world have varying taxonomic compositions. Geographical location has an impact on the microbial populations due to prominent differences in diet across geographic regions. The abundance of a certain enterotype varies from region to region, thus resulting in gut microbial differences. So YES,…