MORE protection from gut microbes: Study finds they can prevent high blood pressure caused by a high-salt diet

MORE protection from gut microbes: Study finds they can prevent high blood pressure caused by a high-salt diet

MORE protection from gut microbes: Study finds they can prevent high blood pressure caused by a high-salt diet We all know that too much salt can cause heart disease and kill you.

Fiber and gut health: Study links low-fiber diet with leaky gut

Fiber and gut health: Study links low-fiber diet with leaky gut

Another thing that the researchers found out was that all of the mice that were fed the low-fiber WSD diet showed a lower rate of gut mucous growth compared with the ones who were fed the standard control diet.

Biome-based individualized diets are most effective for managing blood-sugar levels, study confirms

Biome-based individualized diets are most effective for managing blood-sugar levels, study confirms

Summary : Personalized diets based on one’s physical characteristics and gut biome may be the most effective way for people to manage their blood sugar, according to the findings of Assessment of a Personalized Approach to Predicting Postprandial Glycemic Responses to Food Among Individuals Without Diabetes.

Get fit for a healthy gut

Get fit for a healthy gut

Reporting in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism indicated cardiorespiratory fitness was a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.

What Are the Benefits of Flaxseed?

What Are the Benefits of Flaxseed?

Animal research has demonstrated the addition of flaxseed to a high-fat diet protected mice against obesity, 3 supporting previous research showing lignans in flaxseed were associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes in women.

Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies

Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies

The study, which was published in the journal Cells Reports , found a direct link between the development and persistence of food allergies and gut bacteria health.

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

In our population-level study we identified several groups of bacteria that co-varied with human depression and quality of life across populations.’ Previously, Prof Raes and his team have documented low microbial count and biodiversity among Crohn’s disease patients.

Super Poopers: Premium Donors Sought for Fecal Transplants

Super Poopers: Premium Donors Sought for Fecal Transplants

Fecal Transplants From Super Donors Increase Success Rates Since Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis , asthma, heart disease and certain cancers are associated with changes to gut bacteria, researchers were interested in understanding what makes a fecal super donor.

Antibiotics Linked to Fatal Heart Condition

Antibiotics Linked to Fatal Heart Condition

Health care professionals should avoid prescribing fluoroquinolone antibiotics to patients who have an aortic aneurysm or are at risk for an aortic aneurysm, such as patients with peripheral atherosclerotic vascular diseases, hypertension, certain genetic conditions such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and elderly patients." Upper Respiratory Infections Are Often Viral Viruses commonly trigger upper respiratory infections (URI) with symptoms of runny nose, cough, low grade fever, sore throat and difficulty sleeping.

Why Experts Are Now Saying We’ve Been "Going" All Wrong

Why Experts Are Now Saying We’ve Been "Going" All Wrong

According to many experts, cases of hemorrhoids and diverticulitis could be significantly curbed just by assuming a squatting position — rather than a chair seated one — on the toilet when having a bowel movement.

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

However, a new study provides a unique take on it, saying that the state of your heart and blood vessels affects the population of good bacteria that live inside the gut.

Gut bacteria use fiber to improve heart health in mice

Gut bacteria use fiber to improve heart health in mice

Turns out, a particular gut bacteria seems to use fiber to reduce atherosclerosis and inflammation in mice. Mice with Roseburia who ate a high-fiber diet suffered less atherosclerosis and inflammation. The findings: A particular fatty acid, butyrate, is the mechanism through which a high-fiber diet protects the heart in mice.

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D

While research shows other benefits, here I’ll focus on two fundamental conditions that supplementing with NAC can affect: oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. If you have Hashimoto’s or any other autoimmune disease – or if you have chronic inflammation and oxidative stress – you may wish to consider taking this supplement.

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

In the video above, Chris Kresser, an acupuncturist, licensed integrative medicine clinician and codirector of the California Center for Functional Medicine, interviews11 Lucy Mailing, a microbiome researcher, about two recent studies12,13 that have thrown a bit of a wrench into the standard recommendation to reseed your gut with probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics.

Does Obesity Cause Arthritis?

Does Obesity Cause Arthritis?

The researchers were surprised to find the effects of obesity on gut bacteria, inflammation and OA were prevented when the high-fat diet was supplemented with oligofructose.

Gut Health Hacks for the Holidays

Gut Health Hacks for the Holidays

Chronic stress results in high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and decreased oxygen can play a role in damaging your gut.The holidays give us a chance to slow down by spending quality time with our loved ones and celebrating the season.

Is Parkinson’s Disease a Gut Problem?

Is Parkinson’s Disease a Gut Problem?

The study, which was conducted at the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, found that Parkinson’s disease may be triggered, at least for some people, by a gut protein that collects in the appendix.1 These findings were based on an analysis of the medical records of close to 1.7 million men and women in Sweden’s national health database, going back as far as 1964.

Healthy Gut: A Personalized Plan to Transform Your Health

Healthy Gut: A Personalized Plan to Transform Your Health

A low-fermentable oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols (FODMAP) diet, which is very low in prebiotic-rich vegetables and fruits that feed bacteria, has been shown to resurrect serotonin cell density in the gut, as well as peptide YY (PYY) cells in the gut, thereby helping patients to recover from digestive maladies such as SIBO.

Probiotics found to mitigate the effects of salt on blood pressure

Probiotics found to mitigate the effects of salt on blood pressure

Since the researchers were able to know that the HSD reduces the number of Lactobacillus murinus, they found that the effect could be counteracted simply by using supplemental probiotics.