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Cold and Flu Season – The Gut-Immune Connection

Cold and Flu Season - The Gut-Immune Connection The Science Behind Probiotics and RTIsCitations Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, fears surrounding cold and flu season have intensified. First, there were predictions of a “twindemic” that included COVID-19 and a particularly virulent influenza virus.1 Then, experts pivoted to predicting a “tripledemic” that would see COVID-19, influenza, and RSV colliding.2 

Connecting Bone and Gut Health

Connecting Bone and Gut Health The various tissues of the skeletal system are intricately connected to the health of multiple body systems, including the gastrointestinal track and the gut microbiome. Bone-related disorders such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis have been associated with dysbiosis of gut microbiota1,2 while an increased prevalence and development risk

Aspartame

Aspartame ASPARTAME LINGERS, PROLONGS INSULIN SECRETION Aspartame from artificially-sweetened soft drinks can linger in the digestive tract for 2 hours or more after ingestion, triggering insulin secretion long after the sweetener is swallowed. This, in turn, can cause blood glucose to drop resulting in appetite surges that nullify the alleged weight management benefits

Curcumin is Comparable to Omeprazole for Dyspepsia

Curcumin is Comparable to Omeprazole for Dyspepsia Supplementation with curcumin, extracted from turmeric rhizomes, proved as effective as the proton pump inhibitor, Prilosec, in a head-to-head clinical trial Image: Photography/Shutterstock Supplementation with 500 mg of curcumin, four times daily, is comparable to the drug omeprazole (Prilosec) for reducing symptoms of dyspepsia, according to a

Microbiome & COVID-19

Microbiome & COVID-19 In Genome Medicine, Harvard researchers recently published their analysis of metagenomic profiling of the gastrointestinal microbiome of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic. Between April 2020 and May 2021, 127 consecutive hospitalized adult patients with confirmed COVID-19 (at Massachusetts General Hospital) were categorized as having either severe or

THE GUT IMMUNE/BRAIN CONNECTION

THE GUT IMMUNE/BRAIN CONNECTION GUT BACTERIA IS LINKED TO PARKINSON'S DISEASE SOURCE: NEWSMAX 5/5/2023 First, with increasing age, you have fewer immune T cells. These cells are necessary to recognize and respond to health threats. Second, you accumulate more worn-out memory-type T cells, which have lost their ability to divide and function properly.Instead, they release pro-inflammatory

Probiotics block MRSA superbug

Probiotics block MRSA superbug Probiotics can combat superbugs in the gut that have become resistant to antibiotics. They successfully attacked a colony of MRSA (methicillin-resistant S.aureus), superbugs that can cause serious skin, bone, lung and blood infections if the skin barrier is broken. A research team from the National Institute of Allergy and

Test and Address: The Clinical Importance of Direct Assessment of Gut Microbial Abundance and Diversity

Townsend Letter The Examiner of Alternative Medicine Saturday, January 7, 2023 Test and Address: The Clinical Importance of Direct Assessment of Gut Microbial Abundance and Diversity By Julia Malkowski, ND, DC Gone are the days of simply identifying a gut pathogen, prescribing an antibiotic and moving onto the next biological system. Although the identification

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