Probiotics

 
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Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

Trillions of bacteria live in your gut, influencing your body’s homeostasis daily. Far from being restricted to the confines of your intestinal tract, your gut microbiota is intricately tied to other body systems via a number of complex pathways, including the gut-brain axis and a recently revealed gut-brain-bone marrow axis, the latter of which may influence your blood pressure, mood and more./span>

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Probiotics Proven to Aid Weight Loss and Body Fat Reduction

Our gut’s probiotics have everything to do with our ability to lose weight. Ever wonder why some people seem to have more inflammation, fatigue and obesity than others despite their best efforts? Recent research confirms this is related to the diversity of our gut’s probiotic bacteria.

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  Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production  

Soy Eases Menopause Better with Equol Production

The science of soy and soy isoflavones for menopause has experienced a bumpy ride. But now we know better. Turns out those bumps in the road came in the form of a little-understood metabolite called equol.

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  Antibiotics Shown to Impair Memory, Stop Growth of New Brain Cells  

Antibiotics Shown to Impair Memory, Stop Growth of New Brain Cells

A new study in the journal “Cell Reports” has established that antibiotics strong enough to kill off gut bacteria also halt the growth of new brain cells located in the hippocampus — the region of the brain responsible for memory. “We found prolonged antibiotic treatment might impact brain function,” says senior author Susanne Asu Wolf of the Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, Germany. And the researchers think they know why — in short, a unique white blood cell that functions as a go-between for the brain, immune system and gut. The good news is the team also discovered two remedies which can reverse the damage.

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  Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy  

Eat More Cultured and Fermented Foods If You Want to Be Smart, Slim and Healthy

It’s not difficult to get into a rut with food. As we rush about in our busy lives, many times nutrition takes a backseat to more pressing concerns. The regrettable cost of this shortcut? Expanding waistlines, dulled thinking and floundering immune systems. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way. By including a few probiotic-rich foods in our daily routine, we can greatly improve mental and physical well-being — all without unpleasant fad diets.

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  3 Cutting-Edge Ways to Overcome Your Depression and Anxiety  

3 Cutting-Edge Ways to Overcome Your Depression and Anxiety

A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer.

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  Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer  

Healthy, anti-inflammatory gut bacteria is actually key to averting the start of cancer

A number of studies have indicated that the "good" bacteria living in our intestines play an important role in managing obesity and preventing disease, and new research has found that gut bacteria also helps in preventing cancer.

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4 Powerful Probiotic Foods That Help Bulletproof the Immune System

With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (approximately 10 trillion), it becomes pretty clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health. An important factor in that balance is plenty of probiotics (good bacteria) in order to keep the optimal balance of 85 percent good bacteria to 15 percent bad bacteria in check. These probiotic foods will help achieve just that.

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10 lifestyle tips to boost immunity anyone can implement with ease

A depressed immune system lowers the body's ability to fight off all sorts of diseases, from the simple common cold to cancer. A body with a weak immune system is more susceptible to infections and diseases; infections and diseases then cause further damage to the body and its immune system; this results in a vicious cycle which can cause a persons' health to degenerate. Here are some important dietary and lifestyle tips to help boost one's immunity and break out of this downward spiral.

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Five Traditional Foods That Everyone Should Be Eating for Exceptional Health

Oftentimes, the most simple solution to avoiding health problems can be found in the past - namely, time-honoured foods that are rooted in tradition and wisdom. Long-established cultures, through observation and a close connection with the land and its people, developed exceptionally nourishing food staples. A modern revival of these most basic, yet remarkable, foods is on the upswing - with the following five edibles leading the way.

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Kimchi Packs Proven Health Benefits

Koreans have been enjoying salted and fermented vegetables known as kimchi for about 2000 years. Kimchi is typically served with steamed rice at every Korean meal. But this spicy dish is much more than a condiment. Researchers in Korea recently published a comprehensive review of the health benefits of kimchi as a probiotic. In it they cite 130 studies attesting to the amazing healing properties of this humble food.

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Plant ‘milk’ Can Be A Probiotic Alternative To Conventional Yoghurt

For many people, getting the benefits of probiotics from eating conventional animal-based yogurt is not a possibility due to gluten or lactose intolerance, milk allergies or a vegan diet. However recently, a group of scientists from the Polytechnic University of Valencia have demonstrated that certain plant "milks" can be a potential substitute to conventional animal-based yogurt. The group has illustrated how certain plant milks have the capability to support viable colonies of probiotic bacteria. This research has the potential to offer a healthy substitute (besides probiotic capsules) for animal- and soy-based yogurts.

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Primal Bugs: The Amazing Hunter Gatherer Microbiome

"We barely know what we are doing when it comes to probiotic supplementation," I admitted to my patient, "but we do know that we are on the verge of the most sophisticated understanding of human health and disease since the dawn of medicine, and it comes down to our symbiotic relationship to our body's microbes."

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Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the 'probiotic cure' – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often in the obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of the microbiome in mental health and behaviour?

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Research Suggests a Diet Rich in Probiotics Discourages Colon Cancer

Good news: If you're a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

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