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Are You Germophobic with Your Baby?

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
Infants whose gut is colonized by ES. coli bacteria early in life have a higher number of memory B cells in their blood. according to an article posted in the May of 2012 issue of the Journal of Immunology. There has been a trend caused by an increasingly hygienic lifestyle where this colonization is occuring later than in previous decades. This is believed to...

Attacking MRSA with Metals in Clay

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  An article in the May 2013 issue of the journal, PLoS One, scientists showed that certain metals such as copper, zinc, iron, nickel and cobalt have antibiotic effects on MRSA and toxic E coli bacteria when attached to certain forms of clay. This 5000 year old treatment is being resurected to deal with skin infections that are resistant to all microbes. Copper...

Choosing the Right Probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Choosing the right probiotic is not an easy task. Few are studied in clinical trials, so it is difficult to know which ones will work best. One product, VSL #3) is considered a medical food by the FDA and has been studied in 80 clinical trials and delivers up to 900 million live microbes with a diverse combination of friendly flora that includes various...

Do Fungi Cause Digestive Disorders?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Research published in the journal, Science, in May of 2012 revealed a link between fungi and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. More than 100 different species of fungi have been found in the GI tract. White blood cells make a protein called Dectin-1 that locates and kills fungi and has been found to be defective in people with ulcerative colitis. The...

Garlic Superior to Antibiotics for Common Food-borne Illnesses

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  A compound in garlic, diallyl disulfide, according to an article in the May issue of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, is more than 100 times more potent than Cipro or erythromycin in food borne illnesses caused by campylobacter, pathogenic E. coli, and listeria infections. There are far more complication from pharmaceutical drugs than from...

Gut Microflora Regulate Immunity

submitted by: admin on 03/31/2015
  A study from the Mayo Clinic published in the PloS ONE in June of 2012 showed that the gut microflora regulate the immune system and may be directly related to autoimmune disorders such as ulcerative colitis, and diabetes. In fact, the gut microbiome may be used as a biomarker for this predisposition and it may be possible to prevent autoimmune diseases...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very serious and often difficult to manage. Symptoms, natural history, lab testing, and challenges in treatment are reviewed. An integrative approach that combines mainstream and nutritional medicine strategies are more effective than either alone. The importance of leaky gut syndrome is reviewed. Lifestyle measures...

Intestinal Microbes Regulate Inflammation

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Commensal bacteria in the human intestine produce a neurotransmitter called GABA that may play a role in preventing or treating inflammatory bowel disease. Bifidobacter dentium produces large amounts of GABA that regulates pain and inflammation. GABA may reduce pain and inflammation by stimulating the GABA receptor sites on nerve cells in the brain...

Microbes in the Gut Determine the Risk for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 11/21/2013
An article published in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology called mBio showed that both inflammation and a certain microbiome contribute to the development of colon cancer in mice.  Researchers transferred a stool sample from mice with colon cancer to germ-free mice and found that the incidence of colon cancer double that when compared...

Options in Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Mainstream treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease sometimes require very aggressive treatment with steroids, TNF alpha blockers, chemotherapy, and even surgery, but they also require nutritional support of the GI tract with probiotics, l-glutamine, quercetin, digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids, and optimal...

Preview: IBD Overview

submitted by: admin on 07/17/2024
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very serious and often difficult to manage. Symptoms, natural history, lab testing, and challenges in treatment are reviewed. An integrative approach that combines mainstream and nutritional medicine strategies are more effective than either alone. The importance of leaky gut syndrome is reviewed. Lifestyle measures are highlighted...

Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
There are many safe alternatives to mainstream drug therapies that are safe, effective, and economical. We review these approaches. They can be safely incorporated into highly effective blended treatment strategies.        

The Antibiotic Era is in Trouble

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013
There is a global crisis involving the effectiveness of antibiotics. Resistance is rapidly developing and there are many microbes that are now resistant to all antibiotics! Methicillin resistant staphlococcal infections (MRSA), C. difficile, E. coli, and many other microbes are now major problems to treat and somewhere around 5% of patients admitted to US hospitals...

Ulcerative Colitis Supplements

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Mainstream medicine relies on drugs that have many dangerous side effects. There are simple nutritional approaches that can profoundly reduce symptoms and prevent relapses; they are discussed.        

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