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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.
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"Thank you for this product! At last, after several years of suffering wheat intolerance, I can enjoy bread without any ill effects at all!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
"I am very pleased with the Glutenase Plus. Finally I can eat products with wheat in the ingredients"
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.
‘Doctors were certain I was Anorexic – in fact I had Crohn’s’
Looking back at teenage photos, Fiona Argo can barely recognise herself as the young woman with jutting collarbones and stick-thin legs. But she can see why concerned friends and family thought she was in the grip of an eating disorder.
Timebomb of ‘impossible to treat’ diseases in UK as experts see a rise in antibiotic-resistant infections
A rise in antibiotic-resistant blood poisoning - caused by the E.coli bacteria - is posing such a huge risk that experts fear the country could be facing a timebomb of diseases that are impossible to treat.
The Western Diet Really is a Killer – it is OfficialThe typical Western diet, high in fat and sugar, really does lead to an early grave, new research suggests.
Lactoferrin and the Immune SystemFortunately New Zealand and Australia have two excellent home grown products to boost immune function and help keep you healthy.
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Antiviral Properties of LactoferrinScientific Review on Antiviral properties of milk proteins and peptides
Peptic UlcerNew studies have found that levels of the bacterium are up to three times higher in people with COPD.
Heartburn and GERDMany people have heartburn every now and again after eating a large meal, and will be familiar with the unpleasant burning feeling in their chest, just behind their breastbone.
Candida SuccessShelley is 30, she has had candida for 10 years, diagnosed for four years.
Mechanisms of Action of ProbioticsProbiotics are live microorganisms that provide health benefits to the host when ingested in adequate amounts. The strains most frequently used as probiotics include lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria.
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.
High Fiber Diet for Diverticular DiseaseThis diverticulitis diet is a high fiber diet for managing diverticulosis, and for reducing effects of diverticulitis.
"The effect of colostrum on my wife was noticeable in the first 10 days of taking it"
David Hall, Australia
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoea can be of sudden onset and lasting for less than four weeks (acute) or persistent (chronic). This leaflet deals with acute diarrhoea, which is common. In most cases, diarrhoea eases and goes within several days but sometimes takes longer. The main risk is lack of fluid in the body (dehydration). The main treatment is to have lots to drink, which aims to avoid dehydration. You should also eat as normally as possible.
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.
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.
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High rates of gastrointestinal problems in autism
Children with autism are about four times more likely to experience gastrointestinal (GI) distress than are their typically developing peers, reports a large review published 28 April in Paediatrics.
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P. Hilton, Natural Choice
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.
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.
Doctors Reporting a Rise in the Number of People Suffering from Gastrointestinal Problems and IBS
Issues such as erratic eating patterns, stress from hectic lifestyles, more processed food and “excess hygiene in childhood, lowering gut immunity” being seen as major factors.
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.
The health risks of deodorants and antiperspirantsA current point of controversy is underarm deodorants and their link to health problems.
"The Pylopass that was recommended to me 4 months ago was amazing and got my gut back to normal"
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.
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).
One Simple Step for Younger Looking Skin – EGFEpidermal Growth Factor (EGF) in skin care activates the body's natural healing power to the degree that many call this remarkable peptide a natural “beauty factor”.