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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”.
"Hi, My son has been taking your probiotics for the last 3 months along with a change in his diet and he is doing brilliantly!"
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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.
"The effect of colostrum on my wife was noticeable in the first 10 days of taking it"
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Too many antibiotics can spoil your gut
A leading gastroenterologist warns that the use of antibiotics to treat digestive health problems is a major public health issue.
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.
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Annette Hurn BHSc (Nut Med) Adv Dip Nat, UK
Autism linked to gut bacteria that affects the brain
Researchers have found further evidence linking the type of bacteria in the gut to child with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The study reveals a distinct difference in the fecal samples of children with and without ASD.
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.
Celiac GuideCeliac disease, sometimes also termed Celiac sprue or Gluten enteropathy, is a genetically influenced condition that results from eating gluten.
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.
"Thank you for this product! At last, after several years of suffering wheat intolerance, I can enjoy bread without any ill effects at all!"
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.
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.
Peptic UlcerNew studies have found that levels of the bacterium are up to three times higher in people with COPD.
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"Immunecare products have really helped with my IBS, and I don’t suffer with it any more."
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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.
"We have found that Immuncare Lactoferrin really does help keep us protected throughout the year"
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CRAMPS, jabbing pains and bloating are all different types of stomach pain but what do they mean?A health website has revealed the answers. It can be difficult to know what is causing your tummy troubles but if you are experiencing problems it's not something you should ignore.
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.
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.
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Lactoferrin and BacteriaLactoferrin has long been recognized for its antimicrobial properties, initially attributed primarily to iron sequestration. It has since become apparent that interaction between the host and bacteria is modulated by a complex series of interactions between lactoferrin and bacteria, lactoferrin and bacterial products, and lactoferrin and host cells.
"After trying custom probiotics CP-1 formula, I am now able to enjoy all kinds of dairy products"
Barbara Jean Pearce, UK
How can I tell if my Baby is Constipated?If you’re concerned that your baby may be constipated, just look at her poop. “The most important factor in determining constipation in an infant is the consistency of her poop,”
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How to alleviate ConstipationChronic constipation is an all-too-common problem rarely discussed in polite company and only reluctantly mentioned to doctors during checkups.
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.
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.
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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.
"Thank you. I have to tell you, that I have been dealing with this since I have been in college, now I’m 51."
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.
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.
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.