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Research on The Sensory Capabilities of The Gut Opens New Treatment Paths For Obesity and Diabetes

Research on The Sensory Capabilities of The Gut Opens New Treatment Paths For Obesity and Diabetes

Your gut does not just process the food you eat. Recent studies have shown multiple other functions. Most studies have evaluated the role of bacteria in the gut, and probiotics have taken the nutrition industry by storm. We have published a number of articles on the topic [1], particularly on …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

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

Bacteria in the Gut May Influence Brain Development

Bacteria in the Gut May Influence Brain Development

MND:  Collaboration of Swedes and Malaysian scientist has shown a very unexpected result: Bacteria in the Gut May Influence Brain Development . The story was published in sciencedaily, click here for link MND: Quoting sciencedaily: “…scientists observed that adult germ-free mice displayed different behavior from mice with normal microbiota, suggesting that …Read the Rest

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

Common Bacteria Are Evaluated As New Possible Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Common Bacteria Are Evaluated As New Possible Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Research on  Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has pointed towards environmental causes, or triggers, to the auto-immune disease.  Most studies looked at infections of the Central Nervous System by viruses [1] such as the: Torque Teno virus, Epstein-Barr virus Human Herpes virus 6 As an illustration of the brain tissue lesions caused …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

Severe Crohn’s Disease In Children: Feeding Tube (Bypassing Normal GI Route)  For Two months  Shown To Be as Efficacious as Corticosteroids

Severe Crohn’s Disease In Children: Feeding Tube (Bypassing Normal GI Route) For Two months Shown To Be as Efficacious as Corticosteroids

For children with  severe cases of Crohn’s disease ,  corticosteroids and disease modifying drugs are often used, since it is an inflammatory auto-immune disease. An other possible approach is enteral  feeding through a feeding tube,  technically called Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN). The treatment has been found to be as efficacious as corticosteroids …Read the Rest

Probiotics, Multiple Sclerosis, and Immune System Disorders: Caution

Probiotics, Multiple Sclerosis, and Immune System Disorders: Caution

 This is an update on our previous post “Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?”  [1] which sounded a note of caution about the blind  use, or shotgun approach, of probiotics against autoimmune diseases. Probiotics are assisting the beneficial bacteria in your gut.  …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

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