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|4/20/2016 - A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer.
The latest study, conducted by researchers at the University of California,...|
|4/7/2016 - The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing. Aside from processing food, the gut and its microorganisms (which total in the trillions), play a factor in whether an individual develops cancer or becomes overweight.
|7/9/2015 - When antibiotics first became widely used in the early half of the 20th century, they were hailed as a miracle cure. Many common infections which used to have a high mortality rate, such as pneumonia or infections from wounds or surgery, suddenly become very treatable, to the point where many people...|
|5/18/2015 - According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about 50 million Americans are affected by seasonal allergies during spring and summer. The main culprit is pollen from trees and grasses.
Pollen is generally a harmless little substances released by plants as a part of their reproductive...|
|4/6/2015 7:29:39 PM - If you've eaten sweets over the holidays and you are ready to detox, your goal will be to kill Candida and re-balance your gut flora. First and foremost, it's time for salads. Unless you want to spend considerable money on probiotics for the rest of your life, if you want to be free of Candida, you...|
|3/5/2015 - Modern medical science is increasingly recognizing just how important healthy gut microbes are for your overall health. That's why there has been an explosion in the popularity of probiotics and prebiotics over the last decade... and for good reason! When your internal microbiology is healthy and balanced,...|
|1/28/2015 4:48:25 PM - Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most important systems of the human body -- the commensal bacteria colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here's how:
|1/6/2015 - It's not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be this way....|
|10/3/2014 - How do you know if you have a weak immune system? Simply put, frequent colds and flu, slow healing wounds or autoimmune conditions like, rheumatoid arthritis indicate compromised immune function. Thankfully, there is a natural way to strengthen immunity by consuming probiotics.
Can probiotics really...|
|10/2/2014 - Eating fermented foods high in probiotics may change the composition of gut bacteria in ways that may prevent or alleviate digestive conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a study conducted by researchers from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and...|
|7/31/2014 - A simple way to help keep your blood pressure in check is to consume plenty of probiotic-rich foods like yogurt and kefir, suggest the findings of a new scientific review. While not necessarily a cure for people with heart issues, probiotics have been shown in a multitude of clinical studies to modestly...|
|7/24/2014 - From helping prevent asthma to treating stomach ulcers, probiotics are being found to be incredibly beneficial. These live microorganisms found in foods like yogurt and sour cream have now been found to help improve our blood pressure through their regular consumption. Recent research has found that...|
|7/13/2014 - Inside the body lives a vast number of bacteria without which we could not remain in good health. There are over 100 trillion in each person with over 400 different species, most of them living in the digestive tract. Certain types of these bacteria help to maintain good health and others have value...|
|6/25/2014 - People are catching on to the fact that probiotics are an essential requirement for living a healthy life. With over 100 trillion bacteria in the body, the proper balance of these bacteria is paramount to good health. But what is the most superior source of probiotics, and how much better is it than...|
|6/4/2014 - With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (approximately 10 trillion), it becomes pretty clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health. An important factor in that balance is plenty of probiotics (good bacteria) in order to keep the optimal...|
|6/3/2014 - Considered a nutritional buzzword among the health-conscious crowd, probiotics are well-known as an important addition to the diet for maintaining digestive balance. And now, researches have discovered these micro-organisms are much more powerful than previously thought by playing a substantial role...|
|3/19/2014 - Traditional pickles are made by immersing vegetables such as cucumbers in salt water and letting them ferment.
While perhaps initially developed as a food preservation method -- the Lactobacillus bacteria found in pickles, sauerkraut and yogurt produce lactic acid, a natural preservative -- this...|
|2/11/2014 - A Canadian test determined that probiotic supplementation helped women lose weight and keep it off. Why just women? It may have to do with they type or strain used in the test, which didn't affect men in regard to losing or gaining weight. Let's take a look at their study and other factors involved...|
|1/10/2014 - For many people, getting the benefits of probiotics from eating conventional animal-based yogurt is not a possibility due to gluten or lactose intolerance, milk allergies or a vegan diet. Recently, a group of scientists from the Polytechnic University of Valencia have demonstrated that certain plant...|
|12/22/2013 - The word "bacteria" certainly doesn't have a pleasant ring to it. It calls to mind pictures of uncleanliness and disease. And if something called E. coli can cause outbreaks every now and then, we may never get beyond our initial perception of bacteria being harmful.
Nevertheless, despite our childhood...|
|12/20/2013 - For those who are familiar with the GAPS diet, rebuilding the gut is of paramount importance. After all, the gut isn't only involved in properly absorbing nutrients to keep us fit - it's the foundation for a strong nervous system and immunity as well. When the gut is in top form, food sensitivities...|
|11/22/2013 - Since bacteria are known for causing illness, why are more and more people turning to pro-bacterial supplements for good health? Why are people beginning to treat conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and weakened immune systems with bacterial supplementation?
|10/31/2013 - Supplementation with probiotics may help prevent a serious and often deadly condition called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants, recent research has suggested.
NEC refers to an extreme inflammation of the gut thought to be caused in part by infectious microbes. It affects between...|
|9/11/2013 - If you currently suffer from persistent food allergies, this common inflammatory intolerance does not necessarily have to be a permanent scourge on your everyday health. New research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research confirms that food allergies can actually be ameliorated...|
|9/9/2013 - Probiotics stimulate the growth of beneficial microorganisms in the intestines and the gut. A new analysis encourages pregnant mothers to take probiotics during pregnancy to help lower the risk of allergies in their kids. The good bacteria balance in a mother's gut is passed to their baby through the...|
|8/25/2013 - It's common for many, especially members of the mainstream medical profession, to be ignorant of the importance of probiotics. While antibiotics that turn gastrointestinal tracts into killing fields are routinely prescribed, probiotics to replace lost beneficial bacteria are rarely even suggested.
|7/12/2013 - Probiotics have been covered in the alternative health media, especially Natural News, extensively over the past few years. Yet the mainstream media hardly touches it. And when's the last time your doctor recommended taking probiotics, even after prescribing antibiotics?
One might conclude from doctors'...|
|7/7/2013 - Humans have more than 10 times the number of bacteria in their body than they have cells - about 100 trillion, representing more than 500 different species. When in proper balance, a delicate and precise ratio of 85 percent friendly bacteria to 15 percent "unfriendly" bacteria, the human organism quite...|
|6/26/2013 - Research proving the importance of gut bacteria for the immune system and mental and emotional health has gone viral lately. It started as a ripple slightly over a decade ago, and now it's becoming a tsunami of evidence.
The ancient concept established in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine...|
|5/28/2013 - Much has been made of the amazing power of probiotics in not only boosting the digestive and immune systems but in whole-body health. Now it appears that those symbiotic, friendly little bacteria have the ability to help us lose fat, particularly from the abdominal region. They do this by regulating...|
|5/3/2013 7:09:46 PM - More and more data is piling up all the time about the importance of maintaining probiotic "good" bacteria in our bodies as we strive for vibrant, holistic health. Friendly bacteria provide incredible benefits to the entire body, not only in the arena of digestive health. Probiotic bacteria have the...|
|4/16/2013 - Early exposure to probiotics may reduce a child's lifetime allergy risk, according to a recent study conducted by Swedish researchers and published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy.
The researchers collected blood from 61 children at the time of birth, as well as at six, 12 and 24...|
|3/7/2013 - A doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) once told this author that "disease begins in the gut." Ayurvedic medicine also has a similar premise. Bad or sub-optimal digestion leads to all sorts of disease. That includes disease beyond the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride...|
|2/21/2013 - The "good" bacteria that live in the intestines of healthy people are linked with a variety of health benefits. In fact, as Natural News recently reported, studies have shown that probiotics -- live microbes found in yogurt, kefir and supplements that promote healthy intestinal flora -- can even lower...|
|1/22/2013 - A Natural News investigation into the probiotics industry has turned up alarming information about how probiotics are formulated and labeled. We've found that nearly all probiotics available in the U.S. market today are secretly formulated with genetically modified ingredients that are intentionally...|
|12/22/2012 - Right on time; flu season is once again upon us, and no doubt you're already getting bombarded with calls to get your "flu shot" so you can be "protected" from this year's strain of influenza.
Well, you can do that if you choose, or you can take a more proactive approach to warding off the bugs and...|
|11/20/2012 - The microflora in the gut is intimately linked with the health and immunity of individuals of all ages, health statuses, and environments. Hundreds of different species (both beneficial and pathogenic) live symbiotically in the colons of humans. The beneficial microbiota are known to produce vitamin...|
|11/18/2012 - Pick your favorite flavor (strawberry, creamsicle, key lime pie?) and grab a container: in addition to being delicious, your morning yogurt might be heart-healthy. The American Heart Association has presented findings that doses of probiotics taken twice daily can lower cholesterol.
|11/8/2012 - For decades, natural health and nutrition advocates have advised paying attention to our internal environment for optimum health - specifically, to make sure the "good" bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract was plentiful by eating yogurt and other fermented foods and/or taking probiotic supplements....|
|9/29/2012 - Beneficial microbes have been living inside the human gastrointestinal tract since the beginning of time, as they have been for all animals and insects. Eating a diet rich in fermented foods, which contain massive amounts of beneficial microbes, or probiotics, is essential for optimal health.
|9/8/2012 - What is a happy belly? Well, an unhappy belly will produce flatulence, bloating, nausea, cramps, and so called heartburn. You should be able to digest foods without any hassles, providing you don't overeat. That's a happy belly.
Considering that digestion begins in the mouth, it's wise to chew your...|
|8/30/2012 - Most of us have taken antibiotics to get rid of a nasty cold that turned into a secondary bacterial infection, or as a preventative measure after a surgery or some other injury. We take these powerful drugs because we are told by our healthcare professionals that we must. After all, who would want to...|
|8/1/2012 - When most people think about consuming beneficial bacteria, probiotic supplements and dairy products with added bacteria usually come to mind. These products provide some of the microorganisms needed for good health.
Hunter-gatherers and people living in non-westernized settings have usually been...|
|7/25/2012 - Probiotics are Nature's truest form of antibiotics. These microscopic organisms (microflora) help the body build long-lasting immunity to a host of illnesses and diseases, including allergies, irritable bowels, viruses, bacterial infections, and yes, cancer! No vaccination or prescription medicine in...|
|7/11/2012 - Our ancestors' utilized probiotic enriched foods on a regular basis. This was necessary as a means of food preservation without the advent of refrigeration. Many ancient medicine men and physicians began utilizing them to treat certain ailments. Probiotic enriched foods are one of the most important...|
|7/10/2012 - Probiotic intake for overall good health has been underestimated by even the alternative health community. The fact is that gut bacteria greatly affects both overall physical and mental health.
There are 400 to 500 species of bacteria residing in your gut or gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which if...|
|6/23/2012 - The importance of probiotic supplements and foods cannot be exaggerated. Antibiotics have a way of getting into us through commercial foods even if we don't take pharmaceutical antibiotics.
Of course, any rounds of pharmaceutical antibiotics demand an even stronger course of probiotics.
|6/1/2012 4:30:01 AM - Probiotic supplements or foods may lower the risk of cancer development. Many links have been found between diet and cancer; research suggests that probiotics may be useful as part of an anti-cancer diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may suppress the growth of bacteria that transform procarcinogens...|
|3/8/2012 - Mothers who feed their babies formula rather than natural breast milk are doing their children a major disservice in terms of their immune development and overall health. But baby formula can at least be somewhat enhanced through the addition of prebiotic foods and probiotic bacteria, which two recent...|
|11/21/2011 - Cancer patients undergoing radiation treatments or individuals looking to protect themselves against general radiation damage can look to probiotics for help, according to a new study. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., have found that radiation therapy...|
|11/17/2011 - A close friend was put into a long term antibiotic regimen for a very unusual and difficult bacterial chronic lung infection. She started noticing nerve pains, arthritic symptoms and insomnia after a few months despite dosing up heavily with probiotics. After visiting an amoxicillin forum, she discovered...|
|11/8/2011 - The American College of Gastroenterology recently held their 76th Annual meeting in Washington D.C. At this meeting, two different studies were presented that looked at the effectiveness of probiotic use in the treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea,...|
|9/25/2011 - (NaturalNews)An abandoned food preparation method is making a comeback. Canning (with glass jars) and fermenting vegetables was done in the past to store vegetables through long winters. Now this method is making a comeback for preparing probiotic rich foods cheaply. The importance of probiotics cannot...|
|3/14/2011 - Literally meaning "for life", probiotics are supplements that contain selected strains of friendly bacteria that assist our health. Recent research shows that these live microorganisms provide a natural and simple way to ward off digestive disorders and colds in kids.
A last year study conducted...|
|2/11/2011 - In a new report summarizing the findings of several studies into the health benefits of probiotics for children, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) acknowledges evidence of benefits but attempts to play it down by emphasizing that the science is not yet strong enough to recommend many uses.
|2/9/2011 - Some of the most miserable and painful chronic diseases known to humankind involve inflammation in the bowel. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of these relapsing conditions. They affect more than a million people in the United States and cause weight loss, diarrhea, sometimes excruciating...|
|12/22/2010 - Probiotics are fast becoming a popular word in today's health and nutrition. From yogurt to natural pizza crusts, probiotics are increasingly common in food sources and all people benefit from their consumption. Recent research shows that probiotics are not only safe for pregnant women, but also extremely...|
|12/10/2010 - Probiotics have become exceedingly popular in recent years - and with a good reason. These little inhabitants of our gut help us stay healthy by improving our digestion, enhancing immunity, and even normalizing cholesterol levels. However, not all probiotics are created equal. Nowadays the market is...|
|10/20/2010 - When it comes to giving baby the best start in life, probiotics isn`t usually the first word to come to mind. However, the gut of babies is the center of their immune system and will affect their health every day for the rest of their lives. Nourishing the delicate ecosystem in your baby`s gastrointestinal...|
|8/4/2010 - Today there's a supplement for everything. And while supplementation has its place in natural healing, it's important not to forget that real healing can - and should - come from whole foods, too. Probiotic foods in particular offer an important key to health. They are valuable for protecting the body...|
|7/29/2010 - About 20 percent of babies and toddlers have the condition known as eczema which causes red, swollen and intensely itchy skin. It usually develops on the forehead, cheeks, and scalp, but it can spread to the arms, legs, chest and other parts of the body. According to the National Institutes of Health...|
|7/21/2010 - Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) recently conducted a study on the effects of probiotic supplementation during pregnancy. The team found that mothers who drank probiotic-supplemented milk during their pregnancies cut their children's risk of developing eczema...|
|7/16/2010 - With the advent of refrigeration and airline flights, getting and storing fresh vegetables year round is not something most people have to be concerned about. But before cold storage and long haul shipping was commonplace, vegetables spoiled very quickly and only creative solutions kept vegetables fresh...|
|6/25/2010 - Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms similar to the "friendly" bacteria found naturally in the body's digestive system. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), there's evidence from a variety of studies that probiotic formulations can help treat diarrhea,...|
|2/23/2010 - Far from images of hand sanitizer and face masks, real protection from modern disease and illness happens from the inside out. Building a strong immune system is one of the most important steps in preventing the spread of modern illness. The best way to improve your immunity is through natural foods...|
|1/30/2010 - Millions of people suffer from colds, flu and stomach upset every year. Research is showing that this could be caused by a lack of good bacteria in your stomach. Fortunately, there are supplements you can take to increase the amount of good bacteria and improve your health.
It's strange to think...|
|11/25/2009 - Probiotics and digestive enzymes prevent colds and flu; research has shown. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria that live in the intestines. Harmful bacteria include those like E. coli (Escherichia col), etc, but there are many bacteria that inhabit our gut that help with our digestion. Now, studies...|
|11/23/2009 - Home-made kefirs are growing in popularity as probiotic food sources while spreading as a community sharing activity. There are two types of Kefirs: Milk kefir and water kefir. The latter is not well known. Both can be home made from fermenting friendly bacterial sources, called starter grains, to provide...|
|11/18/2009 - (Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed by antibiotic use.
This practice is so well known...|
|11/11/2009 - (Natural News) Most health conscious people know of the positive effects on digestion from using probiotic supplements. Many take probiotic supplements after using antibiotics to replace the good intestinal flora bacteria indiscriminately killed during antibiotic use.
This practice is so well known...|
|10/28/2009 - Probiotics are good for much more than simply enhancing intestinal health and improving digestion; they're also very effective at preventing candida albicans (as you'll see below).
Here you'll find a healthy collection of explanations, supporting quotes and testimonials about the use of probiotics...|
|8/8/2009 - The August, 2009 issue of the journal Pediatrics contains a study analyzing and confirming the positive effects of probiotics in maintaining immunity and preventing disease, particularly in children who experienced a significant decrease in cold and influenza incidences following sustained probiotic...|
|5/29/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at http://www.Rawkathon.com. In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on changing your biological terrain through food.
Rawkathon with David Wolfe. David Wolf is author, raw foodist and super foodist who is now growing his...|
|5/14/2009 - A new study just published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine has good news about a way to help fight a potential flu pandemic, naturally. Researchers found that a specific strain of probiotics, which are beneficial microorganisms similar to the "friendly" bacteria found naturally in the body's digestive...|
|10/13/2008 - Do you cringe when someone mentions probiotics because you really don't want to think about those zillions of bacteria living in your gut? Swallowing down some more to add to the pile may not sound like an appealing thought, but the truth is that taking probiotics is probably one of the best interventions...|
|8/5/2008 - With the peak grass pollen season approaching, scientists have revealed that a daily dose of probiotics can change the immune status of people with hay fever. In the first human study of its kind, scientists at the Institute of Food Research found that probiotic bacteria in a daily drink can modify...|
|7/30/2008 - Yogurt maker Dannon has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging that the company has made false and misleading claims about the health benefits of its probiotic line of yogurts.
"Deceptive advertising has enabled Dannon to sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of ordinary yogurt at inflated...|
|4/18/2008 - This year alone, over 150 new probiotic and prebiotic food products have hit the market, more than three times the number that were introduced just a few years ago in 2005. To help understand this trend, and to make smart choices with your nutrition dollar, it is necessary to understand these substances...|
|1/15/2007 - There is no scientifically defined cause for infantile colic -- a behavioral syndrome in which an otherwise healthy baby cries frequently and inconsolably for an extended period for no discernable reason -- but a new study published in the January issue of Pediatrics found that a daily dose of a certain...|
|10/12/2006 - New data has shown that VSL#3 provides effective relief in the dietary management of serious intestinal disorders such as ulcerative colitis and pouchitis. Based on recently published research from the Mayo Clinic, an independent panel of qualified experts has determined that VSL#3 is generally recognized...|
|8/9/2006 - Medical researchers are finding that one of the keys to good health could be living in our guts – specifically, in the world of microbes that live in our digestive tracks.
Researchers are discovering that this “good” bacteria helps not only to stimulate digestive health, but may stimulate a healthy...|
|8/8/2006 - Scientists speaking at a health briefing in London said that people over 60 should supplement their diet with probiotic bacteria for stomach health, and to protect against digestive conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrom (IBS).
The experts recommended probiotic drinks, yogurts or capsules, because...|
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|7/18/2005 - Steve Diaz: We're here with Kevin Cloonan of ConAgra Foods. ConAgra Foods makes a dietary probiotic supplement called Culturelle, which contains Lactobacillus GG. You have a new product here; can you tell us about it?
Cloonan: We've been producing Culturelle DS for the mass market for about seven...|
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