Tagged as Leaky Gut

Our bodies house somewhere between -10 and 100 trillion microbes-, most of which live in our guts. These microbes seem to contribute more than we ever thought our wellbeing and many of our body processes. The balance can be delicate, however; many of them are sensitive to the foods and chemicals we expose them to—and are therefore subject to imbalance. Microscopic Alliance - Animals and microbes have...
January 18, 2021
Many have started to realize that our guts are complex biological systems filled with trillions of -microscopic residents. This diverse array of bacteria live in cooperation with our bodies, working to keep our systems balanced and functioning—and in return, we offer them a place to live. Experts have warned for some time now that -antibiotics- can have harmful impacts on our gut health, but now they’re...
January 11, 2021
Bacteria can influence our bodies in ways even experts still struggle to understand. Invaders can ravage a system, some attacking with such speed and fury that they can overwhelm and kill their hosts despite all efforts to stop them. In some cases, the damage and waste products bacteria leave behind could be equally as devastating. They might even contribute to many different autoimmune and neurodegenerative...
December 31, 2020
What defines a personality? Most of us think it's located in the brain, but the source may be bigger than that. At least to some extent. According to the latest research, who we are, our personalities, specific traits and even our quirks, could all be the product of microbes in our gut flora. The Gut-Brain in Our Bodies - The human body serves as a home for trillions of microbes, according to Science...
November 5, 2020
Endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium, which is the inner lining of the heart. While this heart infection is treatable, it can also be life-threatening. Treating endocarditis as early as possible may improve survival odds, so early diagnosis is key. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms, which can include a heart murmur, fever or chills, night sweats, fatigue, pale skin and anemia, joint...
November 2, 2020
New York Times #1 best-selling author Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He lectures worldwide on the important roles of nutrition and other lifestyle choices in brain health. His book - Brain Maker - , reveals the powerful role of probiotic gut bacteria in brain health and is filled with practical, user-friendly advice that will pave...
August 4, 2020
Gut bacteria might not seem like a cancer-fighting weapon, but as it turns out, it might well be. A recent study discovered that a type of bacteria in the guts of mice triggered an immune system response to tumor cells — which could have the potential to naturally ward off cancer. Probiotics May Do More Than We Thought — Including Fight Cancer - Everyone has bacteria in their gut. In most cases, that’s...
July 6, 2020
Gut health relies on thriving colonies of good bacteria called probiotics. These colonies, in turn, rely on -prebiotics-, which are compounds that the good bacteria feed on. In essence, prebiotics are the difference between a so-so presence of friendly bacteria and a thriving one. We need them for good gut health. Not all foods are great sources of prebiotics, though. Comprised of dietary fiber, prebiotics...
March 27, 2020
Fermentation is a process in which certain elements, such as yeast or bacteria, are added to (or allowed to inhabit) foods to enhance their flavor, nutritional content and shelf life. Fermented foods are becoming increasingly popular as people search for new and delicious ways to improve their diet. As a result, nutritionists and scientists have discovered a happy -side effect of eating fermented foods:...
August 21, 2019
In the early 1980s, researchers at UCLA, funded by a caring dad, did an intestinal permeability (leaky gut) study. They found that people with Crohn's disease and their parents had double the intestinal leakiness of control subjects. A leaky gut is like a leaky bucket - not very good at its job. This study was the first to suggest that leaky gut syndrome might be part of the development of Crohn’s...
June 5, 2019