Saturday, July 4, 2020

Gut Microbes Help The Body Extract More Calories From Food

You may think you have your food all to yourself, but you're actually sharing it with a vast community of microbes waiting within your digestive tract. A new study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine reveals some gut microbes increase the absorption of dietary fats, allowing the host organism to extract more calories from the same amount of food.

Gastric Balance: Heartburn Not Always Caused by Excess Acid

The human requirement for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients remains relatively constant throughout adult life. Unfortunately our ability to properly digest food and absorb...

From the Front Lines: Modern Techniques, Ancient Medicines for Sleep, Digestion

By Amy M. Petrarca, MS, RN, L.Ac I know that acupuncture is quickly becoming mainstream, and that a growing number of people are willing and...

Gut Microbes Treat Illness

Oral administration of a cocktail of bacteria derived from the human gut reduces colitis and allergy-invoked diarrhea in mice. By Chris Palmer | July 10, 2013 An astounding array...

Stomach Bacteria Switch Off Human Immune Defenses to Cause Disease

Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that establishes a life-long stomach infection in humans, which in some cases can lead to duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer....

How Oral Antibiotics Contribute to Pathogenic Gut Infections

In a new study published in the online Sept. 1 issue of Nature, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine  pinpoint ways to counter the...

Magnesium Stearate: A Safe and Effective Filler – Setting the Record...

An Interview with Dr. Dana Myatt, NMD ( Focus on Allergy Research, April 2013) Note: Magnesium stearate, a common “inactive” ingredient in many nutritional supplements,...

A Galaxy Within Us: Programming Gut Microbiota with Food

Who would have thought that the human body contains over 10 times the amount of bacterial cells as human cells? These bacteria — now...

Large Study Identifies Exact Gut Bacteria Linked to Crohn’s Disease

While the causes of Crohn's disease are not well understood, recent research indicates an important role for an abnormal immune response to the microbes...

Spinach Extract Decreases Cravings, Aids Weight Loss

A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases 'hedonic' hunger up to 95% and increases weight loss by 43% according to a...

Why Pain Medications Are Less Effective for People With Irritable Bowel...

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered that people with irritable bowel syndrome have a defective immune system, which explains why sufferers have ongoing issues...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Rheumatoid Arthritis Meds Linked to Drug-Induced...

Researchers have discovered that patients with a particular genetic variation are four times more likely to develop pancreatitis if they are prescribed a widely...