Gut news, articles and information:
|12/1/2016 - What if there was a way to permanently heal all sorts of chronic health conditions that stem from the gut by temporarily changing one's diet? That's what many people claim about the "GAPS" (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet, an intensive, intestinal-healing food regimen that's reportedly helped many...|
|11/12/2016 - A company called uBiome is launching a new service that will allow people to conduct genetic screenings of the bacteria found in their fecal matter, to help identify whether their gut flora are out of balance and making them ill.
The service, known as SmartGut, consists of a two-minute test performed...|
|10/9/2016 - Does the human gut perform other important functions besides just digesting and assimilating our food? A new video put together by AsapSCIENCE explains in precise detail how the gut is not only multimodal when it comes to governing the metabolic functionality of our bodies, but it further acts as a...|
|10/7/2016 - It's become something of a catch-all diagnosis for all sorts of gut conditions of inexplicable origin. But what's commonly referred to as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is actually a variety of different gut conditions that are being inadequately or improperly diagnosed, says a leading gastroenterologist...|
|10/2/2016 - Researchers from King's College London have identified potentially important differences in the microbial makeup of feces from obese and non-overweight individuals, in a study published in the journal Genome Biology.
The study is part of a recent explosion of research into the microbiome, the billions...|
|9/27/2016 - Gut bacteria may mediate some of the processes that lead to obesity in children and adolescents, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism.
The researchers found that overweight youth have a different composition...|
|8/23/2016 - There is not one single medical doctor in the United States of America who talks to their patients about good gut flora. Likewise, no oncologists or pediatricians dare speak about good gut bacteria, or they would immediately be contradicting the effects of the very medications they recommend and prescribe...|
|6/29/2016 - Would you drive up to a gas station and purposely put diesel fuel in your new car, knowing that it would break down, possibly within days, even though diesel is still "fuel?" If your garden was growing beautiful, organic vegetables, and you woke up one morning and saw hundreds of little bugs crawling...|
|6/15/2016 - The food you eat can directly affect your brain function, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Gastroenterology. The study found that women who ate probiotic-rich yogurt showed changes in brain activity, connectivity...|
|6/12/2016 - The overuse of antibiotics has been heavily criticized for causing the proliferation of drug-resistant superbugs, but few people have drawn a strong connection between this class of drugs and mental health – until now.
Researchers from Tel Aviv University uncovered this surprising link after...|
|6/3/2016 - The answers to some very big questions about your health could lie within a very tiny ecosystem in your gut. The microbiome – often referred to as the body's "forgotten organ" – consists of a collection of tiny bacteria that have an immense impact on a number of health conditions like, chronic...|
|5/31/2016 - Walnuts are championed as an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids but disdained as a high-calorie food. Fortunately for walnut lovers, these nuts are a snack that won't necessarily make you fat. The preliminary results of a two-year study suggest that walnuts can curb age-related health problems...|
|5/11/2016 - In their quest to be healthy, some people might inadvertently be giving up foods that are actually beneficial for their health. If you've banned coffee or tea from your diet because of their caffeine content, or you've given wine the boot because it contains alcohol, you might want to rethink your decision,...|
|5/3/2016 - According to biotech industry and its army of mercenary trolls and science shills, glyphosate is perfectly safe to eat and doesn't cause cancer.
Of course, that claim holds about as much scientific credibility as Big Tobacco's claim that "smoking cigarettes doesn't cause lung cancer or heart disease"...|
|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.
|3/12/2016 - To be able to explain this research, it is best to get a few things out in the open for the global community of health enthusiasts to appreciate. The "artificial sweetener" conversation and research is changing, so there must be a new definition of what artificial sweetener means and the platform upon...|
|2/26/2016 - A study recently published in the journal Cell, sheds light on the incredible connection between a mother's breast milk and healthy infant growth, specifically honing in on the role the gut's mircrobiome has in the entire process. Experts involved in the study explain that there's a direct correlation...|
|1/14/2016 - The statistics are sobering: in the United States alone, antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 23,000 fatalities and at least 2 million new cases of disease annually. But if you think antibiotic resistance only comes about with massive and repeated rounds of antibiotics, think again.
|12/28/2015 - Trillions of minuscule cells occupy the human body. Surprisingly, most of them aren't human, but instead are microbial in nature, meaning they're made up of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists and viruses.
Together, these microbes constitute the "human microbiome," a term that is still relatively...|
|12/21/2015 - A recent case study reveals the story of a woman who underwent a fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) to cure a superbug infection and became obese after receiving a stool that was donated from her overweight teenage daughter.
The results of the study continue to shed light on the importance of the...|
|9/30/2015 - There are many people who believe the whole "gluten intolerance" "gluten free diet" craze is nothing more than a sham, another diet scam created to market specialized foods to the masses. They are wrong. Unfortunately, many of them will continue to suffer from autoimmune diseases or other chronic conditions...|
|9/28/2015 - Did you ever see the movie Little Shop of Horrors? If you did, you'll remember that cute, little, alien plant pleading, "Feed me, Seymour!" If you live with an overgrowth of Candida, you have a billion little monsters crying, "Feed me, Seymour!" all day, every day. Their addiction and food of choice?...|
|9/20/2015 - Scientists experimenting with fruit flies in a bid to understand how some people can remain in good physical and mental health until a very old age while others do not are hinting that it might have something to do with the gut.
Indeed, other recent studies have also started linking diseases such...|
|9/1/2015 - The bacteria that cause Lyme can be found in the skin, heart, joints, and nervous system. On top of that, Lyme disease specialists are finding that what we call Lyme disease may be caused by several different infectious organisms and may even be caused by a combination of different infectious pathogens....|
|8/30/2015 - On Monsanto's website, this multinational seed conglomerate makes the claim that Bt toxin engineered into its genetically-modified (GM) corn and cotton crops is "naturally occurring" and poses no threat to "humans, other mammals, birds, fish or beneficial insects." But a closer look at the science reveals...|
|8/18/2015 - When babies develop diaper rashes, the first assumption is that the baby is not being changed often enough or quickly enough after wetting or soiling the diaper. If this is not the case, the diapers are questioned – especially when using cloth diapers. Diapers are boiled and/or hung outside to...|
|7/31/2015 - Did you know that your gut is interacting with bacteria every day to do more than help you digest food and that the gut is unique to every individual? Scientists have only recently become more aware of the existence of a complex network of nerves that line our stomach and gut and they are referring...|
|7/29/2015 - Typically, the first thing that happens when people get an infection is their receipt of a quick scrawl on a doctor's prescription pad for an antibiotic. However, rather than improving health, antibiotics are destroying it; a new study conducted by experts at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan,...|
|7/15/2015 - Without a strong colony of beneficial microbes present in the human gut, the immune system is weak and defenseless. Specific supportive microbes react to stress signals in the body and hasten the production of antibodies to fight infections. When these friendly microbes are depleted by things like antibiotics,...|
|6/25/2015 - Online health boards and blogs are exploding with thousands of "threads" and panicky forums of mostly women who are pleading for help with autoimmune "epidemic" symptoms like fatigue, joint pain and hair loss. But it may not be what's wrong with THEM, it's what's wrong with what they're putting in their...|
|6/19/2015 - Carrageenan is a "natural" food additive derived from red seaweed and processed with a chemical to neutralize its acidity. Introduced to the food industry in the 1930s, carrageenan is a popular ingredient added to foods as a thickening agent to improve the texture and solubility of products. This product...|
|6/17/2015 - Due to the American diet, nearly every person in the United States who is in poor health or suffers from any disease is living with an overabundance of Candida.
Candida is a very opportunistic. Once this fungus takes over, it can spread throughout the body. Candida burrows into the gut lining creating...|
|6/2/2015 - Joint pain can be caused by injury (including repetitive stress injuries); bacterial, viral, or fungal infections; or autoimmune disease. The pain may be restricted to one joint or affect multiple joints; it may migrate from one to another. Pain and other symptoms may be acute or chronic. Joint pain...|
|5/12/2015 - For many, gluten is difficult or impossible to properly digest. It takes an abundance of healthy bacteria to properly digest gluten. One of the many reasons our ancestors had less of a problem with digesting gluten than we do is that they used to use a probiotic culture that pre-digested the gluten...|
|5/7/2015 - Have you ever heard the expression, "my gut tells me...?" Many people use some form of that expression to refer to how they feel about something or the impression they get. However, in a more literal sense, what does your gut tell YOU? If you pay attention close enough to it, you'll know what it's telling...|
|4/20/2015 8:47:17 PM - Candida is not inherently bad, but when left unchecked, when it takes over the gut and is allowed to flourish, it will damage the intestinal wall. Then Candida, along with other microbes, will migrate outside of the intestinal tract and into the body, flourishing everywhere, fed by all the sugars and...|
|4/3/2015 - A class of food additives used in nearly all processed foods may be partially to blame for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease, and may also lead to obesity and diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cornell University, Emory University, Georgia State University...|
|3/13/2015 - Whether you have been diagnosed with a digestive disease or not, chances are you are suffering from some type of intestinal distress. We have wandered a long ways away from clean, unprocessed, and live foods. The resulting deficiency has left our guts raw and inflamed - a precursor to all sorts of diseases...|
|3/11/2015 - Obviously, there's sugars. Most everyone who has studied Candida knows that any and all sugars feed yeast. On the other hand, all whole foods contain sugars, and every creature needs sugar to survive, including us. The trick is to eat the unrefined sugars in whole foods that have other nutrients bound...|
|2/24/2015 - People that suffer from an overabundance of yeast like Candida, or any other type of fungal infection, need to cut out sugars. This protocol has worked for many people, and it works faster and better than any medication as long as the diet is right, refined sugars are not ingested, and the body is not...|
|2/21/2015 - When you think of disease, life-threatening disease, what first comes to mind? Cancer? Heart disease?
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 9 million Americans suffer from Cancer on an annual basis; 22 million suffer from heart disease. Autoimmune disease beats them both with an annual...|
|2/13/2015 - It's commonly understood that stress during pregnancy can affect the newborn's health. The causal link for this understanding has been recently pursued by researchers at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. There they tracked the intestinal flora development of 56 vaginally born babies from...|
|2/13/2015 - It's no secret that mention of the word glyphosate angers many health-conscious people, while those affiliated with Monsanto, makers of Roundup, stand by their product.
Although numerous data show that the main ingredient in the commonly used weedkiller can wreak havoc on health, Monsanto-loyal folks...|
|2/5/2015 - Gut health. Catchy phrase, isn't it? Of course the first thing it brings to mind is diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas, right? But gut health is so much more.
It's not just whether your bowels regularly move or whether you have runny stools. It's whether you have the right balance of good bacteria...|
|1/15/2015 - This is a warning for all of humanity. Since 1974, we are seeing a dramatic rise in chronic diseases such as, autism, cancer and a wide variety of autoimmune and metabolic disorders. And, according to undeniable statistics, the cause is directly connected to the growing use of the herbicide glyphosate.
|12/6/2014 - Genetics are not a onetime deal, handed down through birth. Fate doesn't rest on genes alone. Nature is more interconnected than that; gene expression is influenced by proteins, enzymes, and bacterial hosts. Larger organisms are directly impacted by invisible hosts, the bacteria living inside. In fact,...|
|11/24/2014 5:15:36 PM - Researchers from Georgia State University have used improved technological approaches to further demonstrate the role that healthy gut flora plays in helping prevent metabolic disorder, something which an estimated 34 percent of American adults suffer from. Once healthy gut flora is disrupted, they...|
|11/8/2014 - Does good health merely hinge on genetic factors, or is there more? New research from the University of Cork suggests that good health begins more so in the gut, in the diversity of stomach microbes, which can be heavily influenced by daily exercise levels. The study, published in the journal Gut, has...|
|11/6/2014 - The Ebola virus outbreak, of 2014, has affected less than 10 Americans and that's all we hear about in the 'lamestream' news. Yet, in the United States alone, 60 - 70 million people suffer with digestive diseases, including non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, gastrointestinal infections and inflammatory...|
|10/23/2014 - What is leaky gut syndrome? You hear the term leaky gut syndrome and imagine holes poked into your intestines. Unfortunately, your image is pretty much spot on.
In a healthy gut, the walls are lined with cells that are sealed together, providing a barrier that contains its contents. Villi, which...|
|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...|
|9/18/2014 - Digestive problems are not uncommon; it's estimated that 25 million Americans will get a peptic ulcer at one point in their life. (1) Even children under 12 may have GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), but instead of having the accompanying heartburn, may instead find themselves with a dry cough...|
|9/16/2014 - As outrageous as it may seem to those of us who are trying to be natural purists in an unnatural, artificial and synthetic chemical world, the increase in breastfeeding has created a dichotomy of breast milk advocates vs. formula bottle feeders who are too busy to breastfeed because they're career feminists...|
|9/8/2014 - Gut bacteria may manipulate what we eat in order to ensure for themselves the best environment, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco, Arizona State University and the University of New Mexico have suggested, in a research review published in the journal BioEssays.
|8/28/2014 - Antibiotics kill bacteria. The problem is, our bodies are filled with bacteria, and those microbes are essential to our health. Our gut is home to 300-1000 different species of bacteria that help us digest our food, create and synthesize vitamins, repel invading pathogens, create neurotransmitters,...|
|8/27/2014 - The average human body contains 37.2 trillion cells and 10 times as many microbes. The bacteria in our gut do more than aid in the digestion of food. They also protect the body from invading organisms, aid the immune system, create neurotransmitters, create and synthesize vitamins, and even influence...|
|8/14/2014 - Males and females are different in many ways, one of which is their gut flora. Recent research has illustrated that even when the diets are the same, the gut microbes of men and women will react differently. This is significant, because it points to the fact that we need to tailor nutrition-based health/disease...|
|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...|
|8/7/2014 2:36:57 PM - An increasing number of people in the world today are becoming intolerant to gluten, which is a specific protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Sensitivity to the gluten protein now affects roughly 18 million Americans. This growing problem has given rise to an ever-expanding industry of "gluten-free"...|
|7/11/2014 - One of the more controversial healing diets to hit the natural health scene, the GAPS Diet, is named after Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's book that first described it in 2007, Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Suggesting that people get sick because of damage done to the gut, it is basically a food guide...|
|5/5/2014 - We may not give much thought to the 100 trillion microbes living within our guts, but new discoveries within psychiatry have found that these organisms can profoundly affect our moods. In fact, psychiatrists are now exploring the possibility of manipulating these microscopic populations with the goal...|
|3/27/2014 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.4 million people in the United States suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, the two most common types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, according to experiments based out of University Hospital of Zurich,...|
|1/8/2014 - A shift in diet can dramatically change the composition of your gut bacteria in just a single day, according to a study published in the journal Nature. This may explain the strong connection between diet and certain diseases.
More than 10,000 separate species dwell naturally in the human gut, playing...|
|12/15/2013 - New research out of France helps further clarify the role of intestinal microbiota in protecting the body against disease. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Paris found that the many billions of microorganisms that naturally line the intestinal tract help mitigate the proliferation of foodborne...|
|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...|
|12/4/2013 - One of the biggest problems with Western medicine's reliance on drug-based solutions to disease is that these conventional modalities can interfere with one another, often creating new problems that require even more drug-based solutions, and so on. And a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal...|
|10/31/2013 - It is becoming common knowledge that the human intestinal system is dependent upon a diverse and populous mix of beneficial bacteria in order to maintain strong immunity and to function as designed. But new research out of Georgia has shown, perhaps for the first time, that natural gut bacteria is also...|
|10/5/2013 - There is a lot of talk these days about candida and the role that carbohydrates and sugars play in fueling this systemic and highly damaging form of yeast overgrowth. Well, now another type of yeast strain, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is making headlines after a 61-year-old man from Texas discovered that...|
|9/17/2013 - With figures showing one in three Americans are officially considered obese, new gut health research may reveal how obesity takes hold and pave the way to natural cures.
This month's edition of the journal Science published the first study to confirm that a healthy microbial balance in the gut actually...|
|9/16/2013 - The key to shedding those excess pounds and achieving that lean figure you have always dreamed about could be as simple as eating more bacteria. A new study out of Washington University in St. Louis has found that maintaining healthy and balanced gut bacteria -- that is, the beneficial microbes that...|
|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...|
|8/23/2013 - Parents and caregivers of autistic children have been saying it for decades, and now the scientific community is finally catching up with reality: gastrointestinal abnormalities are a common marker associated with the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). And a new study recently published...|
|8/2/2013 - The human body appears to have its own built-in safety mechanism for breaking down questionable pharmaceutical components and rendering them inactive. A recent study published in the journal Science reveals that gut flora, which naturally populate human intestines for digestive and immune system purposes,...|
|7/13/2013 - A healthy gut is a sign of overall health and well-being. Science has established that there is a definitive link between the brain and the gut, which is why the gut has been rightly named "the second brain".
Expressions such as "butterflies in my stomach" and "gut wrenching" are actually saying...|
|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...|
|6/26/2013 - In a world where digestive problems run amok, it's little wonder that people are desperately looking for remedies that will help fix their gut issues. Although it is not simple, these five superfoods can help clean up the 'internal trash', balance your bacteria, and heal any damage that has been done,...|
|6/24/2013 - Each year, roughly 200,000 morbidly obese Americans go under the knife for weight loss surgery. Most all doctors perform this surgery to save lives and it seems to be working for many. According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, after weight loss surgery, patients lose up to...|
|4/27/2013 4:46:06 PM - Most people nowadays are well informed about the numerous health benefits of vitamin C, and find ways to incorporate it in their diets, either by taking supplements or eating more foods that contain the vitamin. While the many benefits of vitamin C are well-documented, such as its ability to boost the...|
|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...|
|3/11/2013 - There are many reasons why people develop gastrointestinal problems -- poor diet, food sensitivities and allergies, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), anxiety and stress are among the most common triggers. And while there is no one-size-fits-all method to treat gut-related disorders once they have...|
|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...|
|2/27/2013 - A gut infection that is increasingly rare in wealthier countries actually reduces the risk of strokes and some cancers, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York University (NYU) and published in the journal Gut.
"The significance of this study is that this is a prospective cohort...|
|2/24/2013 - A recent study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discovered by survey that almost a third of children with allergies are bullied by other children.
The survey was conducted on 251 pairs of parent and their children with allergies, and was reported in the online...|
|1/17/2013 - Suffering from brain fog, confusion, poor memory or irritability? How about more serious disease like cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis or Alzheimer's? All of these and more are linked with leaky gut syndrome. Physicians and natural medicine practitioners both agree: The foundation for health is always...|
|12/24/2012 - Through a recent conversation with my new colleague, Chiara Marrapodi, I learned a lot about the connection among the gut, mind and emotions. Chiara recently appeared as a guest on the November 21, 2012 episode of Mental Health Exposed. This article is based on Chiara's research.
Phrases like "gut...|
|12/21/2012 - The digestive tract is loaded with trillions of microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem commonly called the gut flora. Certain lifestyle stressors throw off the natural symbiosis and cause a rise in pathogenic microbes, chronic gut inflammation and damage to the gut lining. Healthy micro flora...|
|12/12/2012 - The root of good and bad health resides in the gut. This is a centuries old maxim of both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and India's Ayurvedic medical practices.
Over the last few decades, renegade MD's, holistic practitioners, chiropractors, and alternative health nutritionists have realized...|
|11/26/2012 8:29:11 AM - The Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS) is not for the faint of heart. It requires patience and dedication, not to mention time -- up to three years. But for those suffering from asthma, food intolerance and allergy, developmental delays, depression or a spectrum of digestive disorders, it can be...|
|11/12/2012 - Gluten intolerance has reached epidemic proportions -- a staggering 40 percent of the U.S. population now suffers from it in one form or another. Celiac disease alone strikes one in every 133 Americans. Taking into account the fact that gluten sensitivity has risen sharply over the last 20 years, researchers...|
|11/2/2012 - Dealing with the symptoms of chronic digestive dysfunction can be discouraging for many people, especially when unknown dietary and environmental triggers constantly seem to create bloat, abdominal pain, gas, and other problems. But correcting the issue can also be as simple as eating certain foods...|
|10/22/2012 - Pathogenic bacteria already exist in even a healthy gut. But the healthy gut maintains a balance between beneficial and pathogenic bacteria of usually 80 to 85 percent beneficial to 20 or 15 percent pathogenic.
This ratio is normal for a human body that houses an estimated 100,000 billion (one trillion...|
|10/21/2012 - A painful and often debilitating disease, eczema is a skin disorder that is suffered by millions. Frequently treated with steroids, the immune system is further compromised -- inflaming the dermis and creating a vicious cycle that is difficult to break. Toxic vaccinations also aggravate this distressing...|
|10/8/2012 - Two separate studies in different areas of the world have come to similar conclusions: An imbalance of the gut's intestinal flora can be a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. These were mainstream medical studies, one in China and the other in Denmark.
The focus was not on detoxification. They seem to...|
|9/27/2012 - We've all heard the news about the enormous, world-wide epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Not only is this form of diabetes (which results from the body's inability to effectively use insulin) soaring among adults, it is now hitting children and teens as well. The World Health Organization (WHO) says the...|
|9/8/2012 - Attitude and outlook may not all be in the head. Researchers have found that the gut can function like a second brain -- influencing the nervous system and behavior. High fat intake has been shown to affect this gastrointestinal nervous system, helping to improve emotional balance. But not any fat will...|
|9/5/2012 - Government guidelines and advice from medical doctors can often lead people to believe that cereal grains are the foundation of a healthy diet. The food pyramid, now renamed the food plate, dictates that people should eat several servings of whole grains each day to provide an adequate supply of vitamins,...|
|9/1/2012 - The digestive tract is loaded with trillions of microorganisms that form a natural ecosystem commonly called the gut flora. This ecosystem is designed to be symbiotic in that it benefits both the individual and the microbes. Certain lifestyle stressors throw off the natural symbiosis and cause a rise...|
|8/7/2012 - Certain biologists and a big part of the natural treatment community have long been preaching about the vital importance of the tiny microorganisms in and on our body. In the last couple of years, the research on the subject has sky-rocketed, and a whole new approach to disease prevention and treatment...|
|7/16/2012 - Chronic low-level inflammation is often considered the foundation of disease. The big debate is where this inflammation stems from and how we can reduce it. Research the last 10 years has increased our knowledge on leaky gut and how it affects our health. Today we find a growing number of experts who...|
|7/4/2012 - True food allergies are very rare, but observations and research lead to believe that there's a fast-growing number of people experiencing some type of food intolerance. Fatigue, bloating, diarrhea or other issues appear many hours after a meal. This delayed response makes it hard to know exactly what...|
|6/29/2012 - Obese and lean individuals have different gut flora composition. The gut microbiota of mice and humans are similar, with Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes dominating. At this point it's not clear exactly which species are important in weight management. Some studies show reduced numbers of Bacteroidetes...|
|6/25/2012 - Certain biologists and "alternative" practitioners have long been supporting the notion that intestinal fungi can contribute to disease. When we take antibiotics or eat a western diet, yeasts like Candida Albicans gets a chance to flourish in the intestinal tract. Healthy gut flora is vital in maintaining...|
|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.
|5/3/2012 - In yet another scientific reason for mothers to strongly consider breast-feeding their newborns, a new study in the journal Genome Biology finds that babies who are fed breast-milk had a wider range of gut bacteria than formula-fed babies. A link was also found between the diversity of bacteria in the...|
|4/14/2012 - It is said that roughly 80 percent of human health and immunity originates in the gut, which includes, of course, the body's ability to ward off cancer. And a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that poor gut health is directly responsible for causing cancers, that...|
|4/4/2012 - When microbiota balance is out of whack in the human intestinal system, the body becomes highly susceptible to chronic inflammation, which can develop into autoimmune diseases and a host of other serious health problems. And emerging new research suggests that diabetes, which is commonly thought 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...|
|10/18/2011 - Overuse and overprescription of antibiotic drugs has become a widely known culprit in causing the emergence of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," as well as the onset of digestive and other health problems, caused by the elimination of beneficial gut flora. But a new review published in the journal Nature...|
|10/7/2011 1:32:52 AM - Your mind is your most important asset, but it can become your worst enemy. And your gut may be your most important organ when it comes to mental health. The awareness of intestinal flora deficiencies as the root causes of a wide spectrum of mental problems is constantly expanding. The gut is often...|
|9/12/2011 - Melatonin is known as the regulator of the sleep wake cycle in the body. It is produced in the pineal gland of the brain and monitors sleep cycles while playing an important role in healing and anti-oxidant protection. New indicators are showing that it may play an even more important regulatory role...|
|9/9/2011 - With chemical additives, excessive gluten consumption, over prescription of antibiotics and more, the integrity of our gut lining is weakened further with each passing year. It's no wonder that digestive disorders and their accompanying deficiencies are more common than ever before. Healing the gut...|
|7/31/2011 - Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the gut is damaged to the point that nutrients cannot be assimilated and toxins are allowed to pass through the gut wall. There are many theories about what causes leaky gut syndrome, but one of the most compelling is the idea that low stomach...|
|7/23/2011 - Over the past few years, a few pioneers of western medicine have connected most health problems to an unhealthy gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Hippocrates proclaimed all disease begins in the gut. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine has known this for thousands of years. Most of mainstream modern medicine...|
|6/29/2011 - Anxiety and depression are commonly thought of as mental ailments, but new research has found that they may actually originate from the gut. With more scientific backing added to the idea of preserving gut health, anxiety and depression are now associated with gastrointestinal disease, including irritable...|
|6/9/2011 - Imagine you are seated in a room filled with people exhibiting all their diverse and obviously visible human traits. Most easily detected are gender, height, and weight, followed by size, age, and race or ethnicity. Your eyes scan the room, not in search of differences, but instead seeking out similarities...|
|5/25/2011 - We're all familiar with the term "gut feeling". As it turns out, the term may be more apt than we realize. In recent years, research has increasingly identified the role the gut can have on mood and behavior, leading many scientists to refer to the gut as the "second brain". Now, for the first time,...|
|4/6/2011 - Millions of people suffer from digestive disorders. Fortunately, there are proven, natural ways to regain health and stay disease-free and drug-free for life! The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Self Healing the Gut - How to Become Disease Free with our special guest Dr. David Klein. This program will...|
|3/27/2011 - Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) have identified an important connection between stress and health. According to their study, which was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, stress directly affects the delicate bacterial balance in the intestines that digests food, defends...|
|3/25/2011 - Digestive disorders affect tens of millions of Americans, but diet is rarely examined as a cause or solution in conventional medicine. Certain foods have the power to soothe and heal the digestive system. Bananas, in particular, offer benefits for those suffering from digestive ailments and poor gut...|
|3/14/2011 - Americans consume more pharmaceutical medications than any other people in the world. Among the most frequently prescribed medications are antibiotics. The excessive and injudicious use of antibiotics in infants, children and pregnant women is not without consequences. This nation is experiencing an...|
|3/9/2011 - Researchers have long known that the "good" bacteria in the human gut help digest food and keep "bad" pathogens, including an overgrowth of yeast, in check. But could beneficial bacteria be doing even more to build good health? The surprising answer is, most likely, yes.
According to findings just...|
|2/25/2011 - Heavy-training athletes, and runners in particular, often suffer from "leaky gut syndrome," a condition in which bowel health becomes damaged due to increased permeability of gut lining. But a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology has found...|
|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...|
|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,...|
|1/26/2010 - New research has shown that the bacteria in our gut can be a cause of obesity. The human gut is filled with health-giving bacteria, which provide energy, nutrients and digestive aids. Maintaining proper gut flora is important to health. Research has now demonstrated that the amount and type of bacteria...|
|11/14/2009 - Allergies are a condition in which the immune system over-reacts to a substance that is not normally harmful. They can be tested by a doctor and are far less common than intolerances. Intolerances tend to develop due to other imbalances in the body, especially in the gut. Doctors tend to be unfamiliar...|
|9/18/2009 - Eczema can be a distressing condition which is characterized by inflamed, itchy skin that sometimes develops into open bleeding sores. It can appear at any age and affects approximately two to seven percent of the population. Currently, research indicates that food allergies can be the root cause of...|
|8/5/2009 - If nothing you do seems to calm your baby`s chronic crying, you may have a serious case of colic on your hands. But a new study from the University of Texas is trying to get to the "gut" of the colic cause. The study says gut bacteria may be responsible for chronic crying.
While colic is a fairly...|
|3/18/2009 - Cancer will be the number one killer in the world by the year 2010, overtaking the spot now held by heart disease, according to a recent report from Associated Press. International health experts foresee a doubling in the global rate of cancer deaths by 2030. Cancer diagnoses have been steadily rising...|
|1/29/2008 - Do you find yourself suffering from asthma, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, fuzzy brain, non-seasonal rhinitis, depression, eczema, arthritis, bloating, or insomnia, yet no medical treatment seems to work for you? If you have one or more of these symptoms that just come and go...|
|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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|7/3/2006 - Modern medical research has exposed an extensive amount of neurological activity in the digestive system that operates independently of direction from the brain. This enteric nervous system is so complex and so capable of independent action that it has been described by researchers as a second brain....|
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