This site's goal is to provide an easily accessible hub of up-to-date, accurate information on the human microbiome for both laypeople and professionals
This website was created with the idea in mind that misinformation is harmful, and that it's important to have easily-accessible hubs of up-to-date, accurate information on subjects. There is widespread misinformation about so many topics, including the microbiome, probiotics, diet, etc. Since I've been following the microbiome literature daily for many years I should be able to help stop the spread of misinformation for topics relating to the human microbiome.
If you have criticisms, suggestions, additions, etc., please submit them.
I will try to keep this site accessible for both laypeople and professionals. I don't add every existing study or the wiki would become overbloated and unusable. To see all studies for a given topic you'll need to do a literature search via pubmed or google scholar.
Please note that I am a layperson and do not have deep technical knowledge. Rather, I have a broad understanding of human health and development, and the gut microbiome's impacts on the entire body, with a focus on FMT. And since most doctors and researchers don't seem to follow the literature closely it seemed like this is a vacant and important niche I could/should fill. If you are interested in collaboration, expanding the site, etc., feel free to let me know.
I often use archive links that include some commentary/highlights of the studies. If the archive links don't work for you on Firefox, here's the fix:
- Add the archive sites as exceptions under about:preferences#privacy -> "DNS over HTTPS". https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1418874
We originated on Reddit, but Reddit has been on a steep decline for years, so we moved to a new forum:
- Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FTDonors
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HumanMicrobiome.info
- Discord: https://discord.gg/Hnea7fN4vZ
Static sites can be hosted free on Github Pages or Netlify.
Static site generators:
- Material theme - I like it a lot and it's easy to customize, but the sidebars collapse too soon, and the search is not great.
- Read the docs - MkDocs theme. I like it but the sidebar was a little buggy when it was long enough to scroll. Less customizable than Material theme.
- Hugo: Book theme fixes the issues I have with Material theme -- the sidebars don't collapse too soon, and the search is better. But it loses other features and is less customizable (for novices at least) overall; Eg: the sidebar layout.
- I like the Linode docs layout, but the search is not that good. And it's not a selectable theme.
- Bookstack - nice but seems to require heavy technical expertise to customize. Also, not static so not free to host.
- Gatsby: ? https://www.gatsbyjs.com/docs/themes/
- Jekyll: ? https://jekyllrb.com/docs/themes/
- Next.js: the search isn't that good; can't find links.
- Eleventy (11ty): simple? https://www.11ty.dev/ - doesn't seem to have a built-in search. Their docs uses Pagefind which can't find links.