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  1. The Unlikely Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Mental Disorders

    The Unlikely Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Mental Disorders

    Could mental disorders like dementia be connected to gut bacteria? This seemingly unlikely correlation may not be so far-fetched: New research suggests that an imbalance of healthy gut bacteria could be one of the possible causes of dementia, a mental condition that primarily affects the elderly. Gut Bacteria and Dementia Defined The gut's microbiome is made up of trillions of...
  2. Negative Effects of Antibiotics Target Bones, Immune System and Brain

    Negative Effects of Antibiotics Target Bones, Immune System and Brain

    Since their development in the 1940s, antibiotics have been the medical go-to for eradicating and counteracting the effects of bacterial infections. In fact, at one time antibiotics were even viewed as something of a miracle drug that would possibly bring an end to all infection worldwide. Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case; although after nearly 80 years doctors frequently prescribe antibiotics to...
  3. Red Meat Boosts Heart Disease Risk Via Influence on Gut Bacteria

    Red Meat Boosts Heart Disease Risk Via Influence on Gut Bacteria

    Consuming large quantities of red meat has long been thought to have a negative impact on heart health. In the past, it was assumed this correlation was due to higher levels of saturated fats or cholesterol present in red meat, as opposed to other meats like chicken or fish. Now, a new study reveals that red meat boosts heart disease...
  4. Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Protect Against Flu

    Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Protect Against Flu

    The last few years have brought a flood of new knowledge about the role of gut bacteria in whole-body health. However, the gut is not the only area of our body in which a healthy balance of bacteria can make a measurable difference in wellness. We now know that a diverse and healthy microbiome can be a benefit not just...
  5. IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    IBD and Prostate Cancer Linked, Says New Study

    The prostate gland is a small organ that's shaped like a walnut. This gland is responsible for producing seminal fluid, the liquid that transports sperm within a man's body. This small but crucial gland is the site of one of the most common forms of cancer to afflict men -- prostate cancer. When prostate cancer remains confined to the prostate gland...
  6. New Diabetes Research Finds Link to Gut Health and Cognitive Decline

    New Diabetes Research Finds Link to Gut Health and Cognitive Decline

    Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to properly handle glucose, or sugar, in the blood. In type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to produce any insulin -- the hormone responsible for ushering sugar from the blood into the cells where it can be used for energy. In type 2 diabetes, the body can make insulin...
  7. New Research Into Omega-3 and Colon Cancer Shows Possible Benefits

    New Research Into Omega-3 and Colon Cancer Shows Possible Benefits

    Colorectal cancer amounts for about 700,000 deaths worldwide. Could taking a daily dose of a certain supplements offer protection while also promoting stronger brain and heart health? A new study from the UK called the 2018 seAFOod Trial that discovered a link between aspirin, omega-3 and colon cancer supports this theory. Colon Cancer, Polyps, and Pre-cancerous Conditions The National Cancer Institute anticipates over 140,000 new...
  8. Black Pepper Extract Benefits: Boost Nutrient Absorption and More

    Black Pepper Extract Benefits: Boost Nutrient Absorption and More

    The black pepper plant produces a unique fruit that is harvested and used to create black pepper, a substance used all over the world daily. In fact, many people add black pepper to their foods so frequently that they don't even think about it. This has made it one of the most valued spices in the world for generations. After harvesting, the...
  9. Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Regardless of Diet

    Exercise Affects Gut Bacteria, Regardless of Diet

    In the past year, scientists have examined how exercise alone has the power to alter the bacterial balance of the gut. Now, a group of researchers taking a poke at further unpacking the mechanisms behind how exercise affects gut bacteria have focused their research efforts on endurance exercise in particular. According to a new study, irrespective of changes to one’s...
  10. Increasing Prebiotics in Your Diet Improves Digestive Health, Sleep and More

    Increasing Prebiotics in Your Diet Improves Digestive Health, Sleep and More

    Confused about the difference between probiotics and prebiotics and how they work together? Here, we will take a brief look at what probiotics and prebiotics are, break down the differences between these important digestive helpers and learn how increasing the prebiotics in your diet not only improves digestion but also supports immune function, promotes sleep, lowers stress and provides many...

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