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|7/14/2015 - Many people today are receiving their daily dose of probiotic supplementation or at the very least understand that they probably should be. Less likely are people aware that they should also be receiving a regular supplement of prebiotics. Try these 15 prebiotic foods to strengthen your immune system.
|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...|
|6/8/2015 - Prebiotics have numerous health benefits such as improving gut health, inhibiting cancer, enhancing the immune system, and preventing obesity and have shown effective improvements in 91 percent of all human trials. They have also been shown to reduce symptoms of bowel related issues such as ulcerative...|
|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:
|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...|
|8/28/2014 - An estimated 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, affecting one in every 13 children, and nearly $25 billion is spent annually on treating children's food allergies. If left untreated, patients can enter into anaphylaxis, a reaction to food allergens or insect stings that includes swelling...|
|8/13/2014 - Good health begins with the health of your gut. If your gut is damaged or you have an abundance of pathogenic microorganisms, it is impossible to be healthy. The gut must be addressed daily in order for one to live a lifestyle that builds health. Key compounds such as probiotics and humic substances...|
|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...|
|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 - Yogurt is a classic example of a food which, despite being healthiest in its natural state, is constantly being tampered with to suit the misguided dietary wishes of consumers. A cursory glance at the dairy aisle of any supermarket, for instance, will reveal an ever-growing array of yogurt products...|
|3/8/2014 - Good news: If you're a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of...|
|3/4/2014 - It seems we have many things to blame for our deteriorating health. We have our less than stellar genetics, our chronological age, and other "unknown factors". However, these are not the main reasons our health is going downhill, and it's time to reveal the main culprits.
Lack of enzymes Enzymes...|
|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...|
|12/17/2013 - Kefir is a thick, yogurt-like drink made by fermenting milk with kefir grains. It originated in Russia and is characterized by its creamy texture, tart taste and fizzy effervescence. Kefir remains popular in Eastern Europe, where it is commonly used as an ingredient in baked goods such as sourdough...|
|12/13/2013 - The ramifications of a recent German study on piglets may lead to healthier livestock with less pharmaceutical antibiotic use if other farmers get involved and see the results.
The study determined that pathogenic E. coli strains and their disease-causing genes were greatly lessened with probiotic...|
|12/12/2013 - Lending further credence to the notion that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are directly related to an imbalanced or damaged gut, a new study out of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has found that mice diagnosed with ASD experience substantial improvements when given treatments with...|
|11/24/2013 - It's well known that antibiotics are used heavily on factory farm animals. Their close quarters in CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) are breeding farms for pathogenic bacteria and parasites. In order to curb infectious diseases among farm animals, antibiotics are used widely. So widely...|
|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?
|11/11/2013 - One of the ways that probiotic bacteria help maintain intestinal health is by promoting the growth of the cells that line the intestine, according to a study conducted by researchers from Emory University and published in The EMBO Journal.
The researchers examined the activity of bacteria from the...|
|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.
|8/1/2013 - If you or someone you love is facing the possibility of cancer or chemotherapy, make sure they read this story. Breakthrough new science conducted at the University of Michigan and about to be published in the journal Nature reveals that intestinal health is the key to surviving chemotherapy.
|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...|
|6/20/2013 - Following the lead of conventional medicine, people have become stressed out about bacteria and have waged a war on these tiny microorganisms in hopes that we can wipe them off the planet. The only problem with this desire is the fact that we require bacteria in order to not only lead healthy and happy...|
|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...|
|3/27/2013 - The health effects of our friendly bacteria of our gastrointestinal tract are rarely fully understood by most in the medical field, and even less appreciated by the general public.
The population's minority of health conscious consumers do understand the intestinal flora's digestive importance. As...|
|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...|
|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.
|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.
|9/10/2012 - Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so. Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced GABA is a safe alternative...|
|9/6/2012 - With obesity reaching epidemic proportions, new ways to slim down are in demand. Instead of fad diets and strange drinks, try natural green tea and probiotics. Both are found to be exceptionally effective in helping individuals shed extra pounds and maintain healthful weight.
Several studies have...|
|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...|
|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...|
|7/10/2012 - 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...|
|6/24/2012 12:19:05 PM - Good nutrition includes eating fresh organic foods, and also means getting a healthy supply of "friendly" bacteria, or probiotics, to maintain balance in the intestinal tract. Although you could take a digestive supplement, a better choice is to eat selectively fermented foods that supply tons of friendly...|
|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...|
|1/27/2012 - Raw, fermented foods are brimming with health-promoting probiotics and have been staples of the human diet for thousands of years. One such ancient food is sauerkraut, produced simply by covering cabbage with water and letting it sit for several weeks. Naturally occurring bacteria on the surface of...|
|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...|
|11/15/2011 - We now know the real reason why children hospitalized with swine flu have been at risk for dying. It is not because of the swine flu virus itself! Most of them contracted methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections that they passively harbored in their nasal passages before contracting...|
|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,...|
|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...|
|3/9/2011 - Probiotics are living microorganisms that have been found to provide many health benefits. Benefits include boosting immunity, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, preventing colon cancer, preventing irritable bowel syndrome and colitis, and reducing inflammation. Although yogurt is usually the...|
|3/2/2011 - Ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterial strain may be more effectively treated by beneficial probiotics rather than by conventional antibiotics, according to a new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Researchers from Spain say that probiotic strains like...|
|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.
|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...|
|12/5/2010 - Infant colic causes tremendous distress for parents who have to cope with a suffering baby in obvious pain and hours of daily screaming. A study in the September 2010 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides a simple remedy for these symptoms. A probiotic, Lactobacillus...|
|11/30/2010 - The foundation of good health lives in the digestive system, where countless billions of beneficial microflora protect against harmful pathogens, assist in proper digestion, and generally guard the body against foreign invaders that cause disease. And a new study released by the American Academy of...|
|11/21/2010 - Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your digestive tract and essentially influence every aspect of health, from neurotransmitter production to immunity to digestion. But these beneficial little microflora must eat in order to survive and thrive. What is their food of choice? Prebiotics!
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|12/4/2009 - Researchers from the Institute of Food Research (IFR), part of the Institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Council, have materialized a protein that works with probiotic bacteria to help bind them to the gastrointestinal tract. This breakthrough research will help to further the viability...|
|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...|
|11/18/2009 - (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...|
|10/18/2009 - Did you know that probiotics help prevent asthma? It's not one of those immediately obvious connections, but the more you look into it, the more you'll see why it works.
Asthma is often the result of systemic inflammation caused by food allergies. Probiotics, it turns out, can help deal with food...|
|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...|
|3/11/2009 - Probiotics are just as effective as conventional antiseptics at suppressing pneumonia-causing bacteria in the mouths of critically ill patients, according to a study conducted by researchers from University Hospital in Lund, Sweden, and published in the journal Critical Care.
Probiotics are live...|
|12/1/2008 - A probiotic treatment for pregnant women and their infants was successful in improving the immune function of the newborns, in a study conducted by researchers from Helsinki University Central Hospital in Finland and published in the journal Pediatrics.
"Our results support the idea that probiotics...|
|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...|
|8/21/2008 - Athletes who took probiotic supplements suffered fewer infections and recovered more quickly than those who did not, in a study conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Researchers studied 20 top-level, long-distance endurance...|
|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...|
|6/25/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Jonny Bowden shares on probiotics, SAMe and more.
The Healthiest Year of Your Life with Jonny Bowden, author of many books including...|
|6/11/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's The Healthiest Year of Your Life, which can be found at (http://thehealthiestyearofyourlife.com) . In this excerpt, Jon Barron shares on herbs, tinctures,
antibiotics and probiotics.
The Healthiest Year of Your Life with Jon Barron, creator of Base...|
|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...|
|3/12/2008 - The world of lacto-fermentation is a fascinating one. Virtually every culture has some kind of fermented food/beverage. Fermented products are significant sources of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The bacteria in fermented foods are potent detoxifiers. They produce substances that inhibit harmful...|
|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...|
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|7/24/2006 - Probiotics may help to reduce gut symptoms caused by long term stress, indicates research published ahead of print in the journal Gut.
The researchers base their findings on analysis of gut tissue taken from rats subjected to either water avoidance stress, which involves placing the rat on a small...|
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