Tag 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

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

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

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

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

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

Multiple Sclerosis:  Unusual Probiotics Alternative Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis: Unusual Probiotics Alternative Therapy

MND: A new proposed alternative therapy for autoimmune diseases  is based on populating the patients guts with certain types of worms. The idea is a probiotic idea where we are trying to populate the patients’s intestine with beneficial bacteria. But this taking it a step further, by populating the intestine …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

Probiotics could be helpful against gingivitis (NutraIngredients)

Probiotics could be helpful against gingivitis (NutraIngredients)

MediNewsDigest:  Interesting development in Health Foods: Frutarom USA  has launched a new probiotic ingredient,BLIS M18,   with reported protection against cavities and dental plaque. Here is the link to the NutraIngredients a Quoting: “BLIS M18  has also a unique enzyme-producing abilities that help it break up dental plaque and neutralize acid that can …Read the Rest

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