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A Practical Clinical Guide to Understanding Dysbiosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
This is an extensive review of how the ecosystem of the intestinal tract and affects its function and how it relates to immunity and permeability of the intestinal tract lining. It provides a scientific basis for natural and safe treatment of IBS and other bowel conditions using nutritional supplements such as probiotics, l-glutamine, quercetin, and UltraClear...

ADD and Food Allergies with Ellen Cutler, MD, DC

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
ADD/ADHD is overdiagnosed and drugs overused. Food sensitivities are common and often cause headaches, depression, irritability, menopausal symptoms, or ADD. Food products lead to allergies.          

Can Probiotics Help Prevent Heart Attacks?

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2015
  Research in the prestigious FASEB Journal suggests that the types and levels of microbes in the intestinal tract may predict a person's chances of having a heart attack. It further suggests that modifying this microbial flora may help reduce the likelihood of having a heart attack. This is a revolutionary milestone in the prevention and treatment...

Can Probiotics Protect Against Swine Flu Deaths?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The 2009 H1N1 swine flu epidemic deaths in children were more related to MRSA than the virus itself. Simultaneous infection of MRSA and H1N1 increased mortality by 8 fold! Only 30% of children in ICU with swine flu did not have a co-existing serious disease. Of those, only 9% died. The potential value of the swine flu vaccine would not save many lives....

Fecal Transplantation to Treat C. Difficile Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Fecal transplantation through colonoscopy is an effective treatment for recurrent C. difficile infections according to a Finnish study published in the journal, Gastroenterology. Fresh homogenized donor stool was implanted into the cecum. Results were nearly 100% effective compared to the standard treatment with Vancomycin and Cholestyramine. Symptoms disappeared...

H. Pylori Protects Against Intestinal Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
People who have the ulcer-inducing microbe, H. pylori, may be protected against intestinal infections. While 50% of us harbor this microbe, only a few of us develop problems from it. It has also been shown to protect against the development of asthma. A study published in the December 2011 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases reported that soldiers infected...

How Chocolate Reduces Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
Scientists from LSU Medical Center reported at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition on how the flora in the intestinal tract digest chocolate and convert its large, poorly absorbed, polyphenols that protect the heart and brain from inflammation, into smaller, more easily absorbed antioxidants. They recommend building up the gut microbes that accomplish...

How to Protect Against Radiation

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster is the worst in the history of the world. And it is far from over. There are 11,000 spent fuel rods in danger of melting down and exposing the northern hemisphere with more than 330 million Curies of radiation; 134 million Curies is from cesium 137. There has been no significant effort to decontaminate this disaster. The...

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...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
About 20% of us have IBS. Sypmtoms are reviewed and treatments described. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. Infections, food allergies, parasites, food poisoning are all suspected to cause IBS. Probiotics are discussed.          

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Irritable bowel syndrome is defined and its symptoms, evaluation, and treatment reviewed. Treatment in mainstream and nutritional medicine is explained and contrasted.        

Is infant formula safe?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Infant formula will never come remotely close to providing the nutrients found in human breast milk. Formula has the wrong fats, sugars, and proteins and is missing most nutrients found in mother's milk. Sixty percent of the calories derived from mother's milk is from fat. It is critical that mothers to be eat a healthy diet starting about...

Load Up on Fiber Now and Avoid Heart Disease Later

submitted by: admin on 07/14/2024
Most of the time we associate fiber with bowel health, especially constipation. However, fiber has a prominent role in lowering hypertension, weight, and cholesterol and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease later in life. We need between 25 and 40 grams a day of fiber and this can easily be achieved by filling two thirds of your plate with fruit,...

Managing Digestive Disorders with Len and Vicki Saputo

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki provide an overview of digestive disorders, their physiology, and management using natural solutions. This indepth review offers specific measures for diagnosis and treatment. In general, probiotics, l-glutamine, UltraClear Sustain, and quercetin do miracles for most people with IBS. A healthy lifestyle also does a lot to restore normal...

Managing Vaginal Dryness with Probiotics

submitted by: admin on 10/19/2013
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland medical centers published an article in the October 2013 issue of the journal, Menopause, showing that the microflora in the vagina changes throughout a woman's reproductive life and that abnormalities in this microflora can cause vaginal dryness and painful intercourse (dysparunea).  They...

New Research to Curb C. Diff

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
  Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is a vicious bacterial infection in the intestinal tract that causes a bloody diarrhea caused by the overgrowth of C. diff. It is usually caused by treatment with oral antibiotics and kills 14,000 Americans every year. Ironically mainstream medicine has elected to treat this condition with very powerful antibiotics and...

Optimal Nutrition in Preparation for Surgery

submitted by: admin on 07/14/2024
  An article published in the journal, Surgery, in March of 2013 showed that what you eat before surgery may affect your recovery. They demonstrated that in mice consuming a high fat diet that there was more inflammation in the body. These authors also pointed out that when fat tissue is traumatized at surgery that there is a flaring of inflammation...

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...

Peptic Ulcer Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes nausea and vomiting, especially if they are complicated by hemorrhaging or perforation of the intestinal wall. Peptic ulcers occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about 50% of all...

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: April 22, 2011

submitted by: admin on 07/14/2024
April 22, 2011 Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics: Hospital errors Preventive drugs Indictment of Glaxo attorney Flu vaccine development Can antidepressants cause breast and ovarian cancer? Fish oil for depression The role of spirit in treating asthma Probiotics for urinary tract infections Probiotics for respiratory illness in male...

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