Category Archives: Probiotics

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Dairy Products Shown To Help Prevention Or Control Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes type  2 is an all too common affliction: From the data at the Center For Disease Control [1], we estimate that approximately 2 million Americans have diabetes type 2 , and the numbers are growing. Drugs like Metformin, or supplementing the body’s natural insulin production by insulin injection are …Read the Rest

Urinary Tract Infections: Can Probiotics help?

Urinary Tract Infections: Can Probiotics help?

Urinary Tract Infections or UTIs are a common problem for women, but men are not immune. We have posted previously on the topic [1-4]. UTIs are a particularly vexing problem for the wheelchair community, because for most in that category, the bladder does not fully empty out. That goes for …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: New Probiotic Industry Lobby Launched To Pressure FDA to Loosen  Gut Bacteria Controls

IN BRIEF: New Probiotic Industry Lobby Launched To Pressure FDA to Loosen Gut Bacteria Controls

Danone launches new Probiotic Industry lobby group : Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) together with other Big Food names like Dupont Danisco and Hansen   In our previous posts of  Dec 2011,   Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria , and  Jan 2012 …Read the Rest

Antibiotics Can Damage Your Digestive Tract: Can Probiotics Help?

Antibiotics Can Damage Your Digestive Tract: Can Probiotics Help?

Most everybody has had to take antibiotics for infections or other. Antibiotics kill bacteria, that’s what they do. Unfortunately,  there are in your gut good, benign and beneficial bacteria as well as the noxious bacteria you took the antibiotics against. Usually the person’s digestive system will be resettled by the …Read the Rest

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

Food industry and the FDA are involved in a tussle over the safety of new probiotic bacteria

It all started by the publication of the Federal Drug Administration of a draft of New Dietary Ingredients (NDI) containing a section on probiotics, the gut friendly bacteria that are all the rage in current nutrition science. We have discussed probiotics and their pros and cons in several previous posts. …Read the Rest

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

We have posted earlier about the merits and challenges of deliberately introducing probiotics, or beneficial bacteria in your diet. [1]. This area of nutrition is all the rage at this time, and the food industry has brought to market many products, particularly in the form of “Greek style” yogurts, and …Read the Rest

Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

In a stunning results, researchers at the Max Planck Institute ( Yes, they do not do only fundamental physics..) propose that, quoting from  [1-3]; “…Natural intestinal flora involved in the emergence of multiple sclerosis” . In other words, “…Beneficial intestinal bacteria can activate immune cells and trigger the overreaction of …Read the Rest

Understanding The Bacteria World In Our Bodies Is Critical To Our Health

Understanding The Bacteria World In Our Bodies Is Critical To Our Health

MND: This post is about an article in “sciencedaily” on the extraordinary world of bacteria in our body: Quoting:”…The human gut is filled with 100 trillion symbiotic bacteria — ten times more microbial cells than our own cells –..ten times more microbial cells than our own cells — representing close to one thousand …Read the Rest

Nutrition and Probiotics: Bacillus Coagulans could be  baked, boiled and even frozen.

Nutrition and Probiotics: Bacillus Coagulans could be baked, boiled and even frozen.

MND: This probiotics type of bacteria is very tough indeed: Nutraingredients reports on Bacillus Coagulans (BC30)could be  baked, boiled and even frozen….. MND: Good for you…, but a little scary.BC better remain friendly after it is hosted in my gut…. MND: Let us look at the “good for you part”, …Read the Rest

Probiotic Ice Cream? (FoodNavigator)

Probiotic Ice Cream? (FoodNavigator)

MediNewsDigest: Yes, you read it right, the food industry is thinking about marketing probiotic  icecream. Yes, sir IceCream is good for you, nice good, healthy bacteria. Fat? Sugar? Don’t spoil the party….

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