Health Talk – 「Gut microecology, it's none of my business?」
Event date: 13/05/2023
The Hong Kong Society of Gut Microbiome (HKSGM) gave a gut health talk to the public at Healthy Square in Tsim Sha Tsui. Speaking on eczema, Dr. Steven Loo, President of HKSGM said apart from medication, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding foods that are disrupting the balance of gut bacteria is fundamental. Clinical studies indicate that persons affected by eczema are lacking specific types of gut bacteria. Supplementation of the corresponding probiotics can help reduce eczema symptoms and maintain the conditions.
Professor Stephen Tsui, Vice-president of HKSGM and professor from the School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK explained gut-brain axis and the relationship between gut microbiome and metabolism, obesity, moods and brain health. According to research reports, babies delivered by caesarean are found to have more pathogenic bacteria in their guts that cause brain inflammatory responses and thus are more likely to develop autism.
Probiotic supplementation is one of the ways to improve gut health. How can we choose an effective probiotics product? Professor Tsui pointed out that everyone’s gut microbiome is unique, like fingerprints. Hence different users of a specific probiotics supplement would find different responses.
He said gut microbiome test is an integral part of gut health management. We can gauge the composition of our gut microbiome (“fingerprints”) through testing, and then get personalised supplements. The test can also tells whether our microbiotic supplementation works to restore the bacteria imbalance.
Hong Kong Society of Gut Microbiome Research Conference
Event date: 21/10/2021
To help Hong Kong people understand and relieve insomnia and mood problems, the Hong Kong Society of Gut Microbiome recruited over 100 participants to conduct a gut study earlier.
Live Webinar - Eczema and Steroid Phobia
Event Date: 14/07/2021
We have the pleasure of partnering with HealthyD for a live webinar that will take place tomorrow night and invited dermatologist to discusses the various causes and treatments of eczema, deconstructs doctors’ guidelines for using steroids, and the relationship between eczema and gut microbiome.
Solutions: Preventing, Detecting and Improving Child Developmental Disabilities
Event date: 12/06/2021
We have invited Prof. Stephen Tsui and Dr. Allen Yu Chi-Sheng to talk about the relationship between intestinal health and children’s physical and mental development, such as autism. Free consultation slots are also available for on-the-spot consultation with experts.
The myth of eczema - completely cured? Quit steroids? East meets West?
Event date: 29/05/2021
We were honored to have Dr. Loo, Dr. Tsui and Ms. Lee to learn more about how to help children with eczema and how to help parents understand the details of managing eczema.
Highlights of the Gut Microbiome International Symposium
Event date: 19/11/2019
We are honored to have Prof. TSUI Kwok-Wing Stephen from the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to share the relationship between gut microbiome and mood disorders. We invited our second speaker, Dr. WONG, HEI SUNNY from the Department of Medicine & Therapeutics, to talk about the latest direction of gut bacterial therapy in the treatment of target intestinal diseases. Professor Lin Zhixiu, Associate Dirctor of the Faculty of Chinese Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, shared with us the positioning of Chinese medicine in the treatment of atopic dermatitis and eczema. Lastly, we were honored to have Dr. Steven Loo, the President of the Society, to share with us the latest application of specific probiotics as regulators of gut microbiome in the treatment of eczema.
The 3rd Gut Microbiome International Symposium
Event date: 16/01/2021
The Hong Kong Society of Gut Microbiome has launched a large scale community study on gut microbiome in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Thailand and Korea, hoping to collect more data to promote gut health and sub-health problems towards accurate diagnosis and treatment, and to promote human health and well-being.
Inauguration of the Society of Gut Microbiome
Event date: 19/11/2019
The Society of Gut Microbiome was established to promote the exchange of knowledge in gut microbiome and to encourage and support education and training in gut microbiome science.