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Results tagged “probiotics” from Natural Health News

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Antifungals and probiotics may play a key role in the development of treatment for Crohn's disease



Potential new therapeutic approaches for inflammatory bowel diseases may involve using antifungals with probiotics Date: October 4, 2017 Source: Elsevier Summary: Scientists have determined that fungus may play a key role in chronic intestinal inflammation disorders. They found that...

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Certain alternative therapies may help patients with bowel disorders



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Antibacterial soap may disrupt mix of organisms in digestive tract



Use of a common nonprescription antimicrobial, triclocarban (TCC), during pregnancy and breast-feeding may alter the offspring's composition of intestinal bacteria and other micro-organisms, called the gut microbiota, a new animal study finds. Presentation of the results will take place Friday...

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Fiber for Good Gut Bacteria



Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. In a Commentary published April 11 in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers at the...

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Supporting Your Gut Flora



Supporting Your Gut Floraby Dr. Michael KaneIf you ever had a fish tank you know that the survival of the fish is dependent on more then just fish food.  So too with the good bacteria in your intestinal tract.  There...

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Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten



Many probiotics are contaminated with traces of gluten More than half of popular probiotics contain traces of gluten, according to an analysis performed by investigators at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). Tests on 22 top-selling...

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Microbes help produce serotonin in gut



Microbes help produce serotonin in gut Although serotonin is well known as a brain neurotransmitter, it is estimated that 90 percent of the body's serotonin is made in the digestive tract. In fact, altered levels of this peripheral serotonin have...

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Certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners



Certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners Artificial sweeteners -- promoted as aids to weight loss and diabetes prevention -- could actually hasten the development of glucose intolerance and metabolic disease, and they do so...

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Possible bacterial drivers of IBD identified



Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients' own intestinal immune responses as a guideThe findings are published Aug. 28 in the...

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Surprising discovery: HIV hides in gut, evading eradication



Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion...

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Studies of gut flora in infants



Breastfeeding until at least nine months of age increases prevalence in the gastrointestinal tract of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria, species which are known to contribute to development of a healthy immune system, according to a paper describing the establishment of the...

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Japanese Superfood Prevents Flu Infection



Nov. 6, 2013 -- Scientists have discovered that bacteria found in a traditional Japanese pickle can prevent flu. Could this be the next superfood? The research, which assesses the immune-boosting powers of Lactobacillus brevis from Suguki -- a pickled...

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Gut Microbes Closely Linked to Proper Immune Function



Other Health IssuesSep. 16, 2013 -- A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon...

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Breast Is Best: Good Bacteria Arrive from Mum's Gut Via Breast Milk



Aug. 22, 2013 -- Scientists have discovered that important 'good' bacteria arrive in babies' digestive systems from their mother's gut via breast milk. Although this does confirm that when it comes to early establishment of gut and immune health,...

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Probiotics Prevent Diarrhea Related to Antibiotic Use



May 30, 2013 -- Probiotic supplements have the potential to prevent diarrhea caused by antibiotics, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. The authors studied Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections in patients taking antibiotics and found symptoms of diarrhea were substantially...

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Why Some People Get Zits and Others Don't



Feb. 28, 2013 -- The bacteria that cause acne live on everyone's skin, yet one in five people is lucky enough to develop only an occasional pimple over a lifetime. What's their secret?   In a boon for teenagers...

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Obesity May Be Linked to Microorganisms Living in the Gut



Mar. 26, 2013 -- How much a person eats may be only one of many factors that determines weight gain. A recent Cedars-Sinai study suggests that a breath test profile of microorganisms inhabiting the gut may be able to tell doctors...

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Prebiotic May Help Patients With Intestinal Failure Grow New and Better Gut



ScienceDaily (Oct. 15, 2012) -- Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. "When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) as a prebiotic,...

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Dietary fiber alters gut bacteria.



ScienceDaily (June 27, 2012) -- A University of Illinois study shows that dietary fiber promotes a shift in the gut toward different types of beneficial bacteria. And the microbes that live in the gut, scientists now believe, can support a...

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Human Breast Milk Ingredient Adjusts to Optimize for Beneficial Gut Bacteria Over Time



Breastfeeding Benefits: ScienceDaily (May 14, 2012) -- A new University of Illinois study shows that human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO, produce short-chain fatty acids that feed a beneficial microbial population in the infant gut. Not only that, the bacterial...

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How Probiotic Bacteria Protect Against Inflammatory Bowel Diseases



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2012) -- Some lactic acid bacteria can alleviate inflammation and therefore prevent intestinal disorders. Scientists have now decoded the biochemical mechanism that lies behind the protective effect of the bacteria. In experiments with mice, the...

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New Infant Formula Ingredients Boost Babies' Immunity by Feeding Their Gut Bacteria



ScienceDaily (Feb. 29, 2012) -- Adding prebiotic ingredients to infant formula helps colonize the newborn's gut with a stable population of beneficial bacteria, and probiotics enhance immunity in formula-fed infants, two University of Illinois studies report. "The beneficial bacteria...

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Probiotics Reduce Infections for Patients in Intensive Care



ScienceDaily (Dec. 1, 2011) -- Traumatic brain injury is associated with a profound suppression of the patient's ability to fight infection. At the same time the patient also often suffers hyper-inflammation, due to the brain releasing glucocorticoids in response to...

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Antibiotics Disrupt Gut Ecology, Metabolism



Antibiotics Disrupt Gut Ecology, MetabolismScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2011) -- Humans carry several pounds of microbes in our gastro-intestinal tracts. Recent research suggests that this microbial ecosystem plays a variety of critical roles in our health. Now, working in a mouse...

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Common Dietary Fat and Intestinal Microbes Linked to Heart Disease



  ScienceDaily (Apr. 6, 2011) -- A new pathway has been discovered that links a common dietary lipid and intestinal microflora with an increased risk of heart disease, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published in the latest issue of...

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Scientists Grow Personalized Collections of Intestinal Microbes



Scientists Grow Personalized Collections of Intestinal MicrobesScienceDaily (Mar. 23, 2011) -- Each of us carries a unique collection of trillions of friendly microbes in our intestines that helps break down food our bodies otherwise couldn't digest.This relationship between humans and...

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Knowing It in Your Gut': Cross-Talk Between Human Gut Bacteria and Brain



Knowing It in Your Gut': Cross-Talk Between Human Gut Bacteria and BrainScienceDaily (Mar. 24, 2011) -- A lot of chatter goes on inside each one of us and not all of it happens between our ears. Researchers at McMaster University...

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Treating mastitis with probiotics



Treating mastitis with probioticsMastitis is an infection of breast tissue that results in breast pain, swelling, warmth, and redness of the breast. It's a common infection during lactation.Researchers at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in Spain compared 2 lactobacilli strains...

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Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts on Gut Flora



Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts on Gut Flora ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2010) -- Short courses of antibiotics can leave normal gut bacteria harbouring antibiotic resistance genes for up to two years after treatment, say scientists writing in the latest issue of...

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Of Bugs and Brains: Gut Bacteria Affect Multiple Sclerosis



Of Bugs and Brains: Gut Bacteria Affect Multiple SclerosisScienceDaily (July 20, 2010) -- Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a connection between multiple sclerosis (MS) -- an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord...

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Gut-Residing Bacteria Trigger Arthritis in Genetically Susceptible Individuals



ScienceDaily (June 18, 2010) -- A single species of bacteria that lives in the gut is able to trigger a cascade of immune responses that can ultimately result in the development of arthritis. Our gut, like that of most mammals,...

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Is Cleanliness to Blame for Increasing Allergies?



Is Cleanliness to Blame for Increasing Allergies?ScienceDaily (Apr. 14, 2010)  Allergies have become a widespread in developed countries: hay fever, eczema, hives and asthma are all increasingly prevalent. The reason? Excessive cleanliness is to blame according to Dr. Guy Delespesse,...

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