Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. A whole grain diet, compared with a refined grain diet, significantly reduced body weight, energy intake, fat-free mass, plasma leptin, inflammatory marker CPR, and proinflammatory cytokines IL6 and IL1ß but had no effect on insulin sensitivity or gut microbiota. (more…)
Written by Dr. Patrick Massey, MD, PhD. Pathological gut bacteria are associated with “leaky gut, and many chronic illnesses such as” migraine headaches, diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease and asthma/allergies.
Herbal Extracts with Gastroprotective Properties Help Treat Gastroesophageal Reflux – Director’s Choice
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. A combination of two herbs, Opuntia ficus-indica and Olea europaea along with a sodium alginate/bicarbonate formulation, when consumed for two months, significantly improved gastroesophageal reflux in the 118 participating recipients. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PhD. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, along with many other diseases, can be greatly improved with life style changes. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Of the 47 study participants who took galactooligosaccharide (GOS/RP-G28) in daily increments of 1.5 g-15 g for 36 days, followed by 30 days of dairy, 71% had significant improvements in symptoms of lactose intolerance. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. After 4 weeks of supplementing with peppermint oil, the 35 participating subjects experienced significant improvements in digestive symptoms that included decreased abdominal pain and discomfort, decreased abdominal bloating and distention and decreased pain following bowel movements. (more…)
Written by Patrick B. Massey, MD, PH.D. Dr. Massey discusses acid reflux and suggests taking anti-inflammatory dietary supplements along with an anti-inflammatory diet. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Learn about the many beneficial ways that probiotics influence our health and well-being.
Written by Jessica Patella, ND. Of the 164 study participants, those who supplemented with 400 mg of bebeerine daily for 8 weeks, saw a significant reduction in diarrhea frequency and abdominal pain as well as a significant improvement in Quality of Life scores.
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. This study demonstrates that multiple sclerosis is associated with a change in microbial diversity as demonstrated from sequenced fecal samples of 31 participating patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Wild blueberry supplementation significantly improved levels of Bifidobaceterium longum subspecies infantis by 8.4% in the digestive tracts of the study participants compared to the control group. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Treatments with ginger/omeprazole and cinnamon/ginger/omeprazole were significantly more effective with higher rates of eradicating H. pylori than the Cinnamon/omeprazole regimen (70% & 80% versus 50%). (more…)
Written by Chrystal Moulton, Staff Writer. This review covered several studies on the safety and possible use of curcumin in treating gastrointestinal disorders. One of these studies showed a 16% reduction in the recurrence of active ulcerative colitis using curcumin compared to a placebo group. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Gluten sensitivity includes wheat allergy, Crohn’s Disease, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is hard to determine and food withdrawal and re-introduction seems best at present. (more…)
Written by Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS. Study discusses food preparation methods that protect against cell damage due to AGE’s (advanced glycation end products). (more…)