Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. Exercise significantly altered the composition of gut microbiota in lean participants, and in particular, increased the butyrate-producing microbiota, the levels of which were not sustainable once exercising ceased. (more…)
Alkaline Water, Along with a Mediterranean Diet, May Help Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
Written by Angeline A. De Leon, Staff Writer. Of the 184 patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, those on a plant-based Mediterranean-style diet and alkaline water had symptom reduction equal to or better than those who were on a proton pump inhibitor after 6 weeks of intervention. (more…)
Written by Joyce Smith, Staff Writer. This study demonstrates how dietary coconut significantly decreased colonization of Candida albicans by altering the metabolic gene expression of the C. albicans cells. (more…)
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…)