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Custom Probiotics CP-1: A Highly Effective Probiotic SupplementProbiotics play a key role in human nutrition and health in balancing the intestinal microflora naturally. Probiotics have been used therapeutically to support immunity, improve digestive processes, support healthy cholesterol levels, treat rheumatoid arthritis, support cancer patients, improve lactose intolerance, and reduce the effects of atopic dermatitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, diarrhoea, constipation as well as Candida and urinary tract infections.
Peptic UlcerNew studies have found that levels of the bacterium are up to three times higher in people with COPD.
How do Probiotics Work?Probiotics must be ingested regularly for any health promoting properties to persist. It is possible to manipulate the composition of the intestinal microflora in adults through dietary supplementation with probiotics. This concept is gaining popularity throughout the world.
What Causes Constipation in Babies?Change in diet. For babies, this could mean the introduction of solids, which can be very disruptive to their digestive system. Common foods that cause constipation in babies include bananas, applesauce, baby cereal, yogurt, cheese, cooked carrots, pasta, and white bread.
Antibiotics could cure chronic back pain, study finds
Antibiotics could cure 40% of chronic back pain patients. Up to four in 10 cases of chronic lower back pain could be cured by antibiotics, research has suggested. Around five million people in Britain will suffer chronic back pain at some point in their lives, and the cause is often not clear.
Sean’s StorySean Rogers, 30, suffered from IBS for many years: like so many sufferers, he put this down to stress. In the summer of 2003, after a particularly stressful time at work and home, Sean’s once manageable IBS escalated into the more serious and debilitating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Balancing the Intestinal EcosystemThe condition and function of the gastrointestinal tract is essential to our well being. After the respiratory tract, the GI tract constitutes the second largest body surface area, comparable in surface area to a tennis court. During a normal lifetime, about 60 tons of food will pass through this canal.
Antiviral Properties of LactoferrinScientific Review on Antiviral properties of milk proteins and peptides
Candida SuccessShelley is 30, she has had candida for 10 years, diagnosed for four years.
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Microbial Numbers and the Intestinal EcosystemThe 25-35 foot long GI tract of an adult human is estimated to harbour about 100 trillion viable bacteria. This is approximately 10 times the total number of cells in the human body. These live bacteria account for around 2 lbs of a body’s weight and are known as intestinal or gut flora.
SweetenersWith the ever-increasing attention on sugar in the American diet, it is common to want to replace its sweet taste with a sugar substitute, and there are quite a few to choose from. They appear in a variety of food products, from beverages to baked goods, and are available for home use.
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Candida SymptomsCandida is controversial. The medical profession denies its existence, except in very limited cases, making it very difficult to get a medical diagnosis of candida. Candida is the popular term for candidiasis (yeast overgrowth) - a condition first identified by American physicians in the 1970s.
Health Warnings Written on Your FaceEveryone knows a lucky so-and-so who hates the gym, eats junk food and drinks wine every night, yet somehow maintains an enviably tiny and firm figure.
Love Your Gut Bugs
Microbiologists are shining a scientific spotlight on previously neglected inhabitants of our bodies. The 100 trillion bacteria that populate an average adult, living mainly in the guts, should be treated with more respect, recent research shows, because they play a vital role in maintaining human health.
5 Common Misconceptions about CancerYou probably hear a lot of conflicting information about cancer. There seem to be so many opinions about what causes it, who is at highest risk, and how you can beat it.
The Science Behind AlcolimClinical studies have revealed that one of the main reasons for excessive alcohol intake by some people is rooted in a profound imbalanced functioning of their cerebral cortex. In particular, the frontal cortex is directly associated with our ability to control behaviour and actions.
The Vaginal MicrofloraAlthough less complex than the gastrointestinal microflora, the normal vaginal microflora of the premenopausal woman is composed of a variety of bacterial species.
Gluten sensitivity – is it all just FODMAPS?
An Australian study published last year found that it may not be gluten causing gut problems in people with supposed sensitivities.
Gut Bacteria Balance May Affect Your Appetite
Over the last half decade, it has become increasingly clear that the normal gastrointestinal (GI) bacteria play a variety of very important roles in the biology of human and animals.
Effects of Probiotics on the Intestinal MicrofloraProbiotics modulate the composition of the intestinal microflora. The survival of ingested probiotics in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract differs between strains.
Patrick Strudwick Talks about SIBO
Those of you who have had telephone consultations with the Helpline Team here at Immunecare may have heard us talking about SIBO - Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth as an alternative diagnosis for some cases of IBS. We have recognised this for years, and it is now becoming more to the forefront.
The Five Gut TypesRead through the following list to see if any of the gut types seem similar to your individual health status. Do you see yourself in any of these descriptions?
Intestinal Microflora in the Newborn InfantFetuses are sterile in the womb, but beginning with the birth process, infants are exposed to microbes that originate from the mother and the surrounding environment including breast milk or formula. The infant tends to acquire the flora swallowed from the vaginal fluid at the time of delivery. Because vaginal flora and intestinal flora are similar, an infant’s flora may closely mimic the intestinal flora of the mother.
How do I relieve my Baby’s Constipation?If you’re concerned that your baby may be constipated, look out for these helpful tips to give her some relief.
Early Surgery Common for Uncomplicated DiverticulitisElective colon resection is often performed after fewer than three previous episodes of uncomplicated diverticulitis, according to research published online Feb. 10 in JAMA Surgery.
Peptic UlcersRepeated use of a certain class of drugs for gastric reflux or peptic ulcers was linked with a higher risk for dementia among patients in Germany, researchers say.
Lactobacilli and BifidobacteriaLactobacilli and Bifidobacteria are Gram-positive lactic acid-producing bacteria that constitute a major part of the normal intestinal microflora in animals and humans. These friendly bacteria play a key role in enhancing resistance to colonisation by exogenous, potentially pathogenic organisms.
England Rugby Captain Discusses His Ulcerative Colitis
The former England rugby captain Lewis Moody was used to some tough battles on the pitch but none were to prove harder than coping with a bowel disease.
Dysthymia due to lack of serotonin
Meryl was diagnosed with dysthymia - a little known yet common condition characterised by chronically low mood and energy, sleep and appetite problems as well as an aversion to social contact. Meryl is now having treatment that is already transforming her life.
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Antacids – Storing Up Trouble?Recent research suggests that antacids, which are the world’s most popular drugs, can double the risk of pneumonia.
Gluten Sensitivity – is it all just FODMAPS?An Australian study published last year found that it may not be gluten causing gut problems in people with supposed sensitivities.
Increase Fluid and FiberAnyone with diverticulitis who increases their fiber intake under this diverticulitis diet plan, should drink at least 1.5 liters (3 pints) daily.
High Fiber Diet for Diverticular DiseaseThis diverticulitis diet is a high fiber diet for managing diverticulosis, and for reducing effects of diverticulitis.
Irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis treatment and preventionTreatment of diverticulitis involves consuming a high-fiber diet to minimize symptoms, along with taking painkillers to reduce pain.