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“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, and then the genetic material […]

Health Benefits of Chilli, the Spicy Berry

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 nasi lemak. But did you […]

Importance of a Healthy Gut Microbiome in Pregnant Mothers

Image by Leah Kelley from Pexels Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there! Mothers have brought life into this world by carrying all of us inside their wombs with care and love. Today, we will be looking at the beginning of motherhood — pregnancy. Did you know that newborns receive their microbiome from their […]

Diabetes and the Gut Microbiome

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 control of microbial populations and […]

Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes: What’s the Deal?

The gut microbiome is the collection of bacteria, archaea, and eukarya that reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. Due to its roles in a broad range of physiological functions, the gut microbiome is now thought of as an organ of the body. We all know that the balance of microbial composition in the gut is […]

Let Us Get to Know Lactobacillus

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 environment. This allows Lactobacillaceae to […]

How Does the Chinese New Year Diet Change our Gut Microbiome?

Chinese New Year is a festival celebrated by many worldwide. Various traditions like having reunion dinner with your extended family, consuming various festive treats, and beautifying your house with a variety of streamers and banners are all common during this time of year. But how does our Chinese New Year diet affect our gut? The […]

Weight Management and the Gut Microbiome

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 microbes therefore have a role […]

Does Geography Affect the Gut Microbiome?

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, geography does affect the microbiome! […]

Bacterial Spotlight: All About Bifidobacteria

There are trillions of bacteria that reside in the body. Bifidobacteria is found in the colon too. Some of the good bacteria in the colon help break down dietary fibre into vitamins and short chain fatty acids that are essential for the body. But what exactly are bifidobacteria, and what do they do? You’ve come […]

FMT and Alzheimer’s Disease

Close your eyes and imagine this: You are in a taxi. The driver asks you for your address and you open your mouth to answer but no words come out. Where do I live again? Embarrassed, you apologize profusely and climb out of the car. Your son would find you soon. Or do I have […]

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Personalised Nutrition

Prebiotics and probiotics are not terms that are strangers to any of us. Prebiotics and probiotics are most commonly consumed to boost gut health by improving the diversity of the gut microbiome. Research has shown that different individuals may have varying dietary responses due to our unique gut microbiota. The distinctive features of each person’s […]