TAG: gut health

New Research Reveals the Real Causes of Depression

Dr. Mercola – Contrary to popular belief, depression is not likely caused by unbalanced brain chemicals; however there are a number of other biological factors that appear to be highly significant.

Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Risk of Diabetes by Altering Your Gut Microbiome

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Both artificial sweeteners and certain gut microbes have previously been linked to obesity, and according to the latest research, artificial sweeteners may raise your risk of diabetes by disrupting your intestinal microflora. According to the authors of the widely publicized study:1 “[W]e demonstrate that consumption of commonly used non-caloric artificial sweeteners

18 Healthy Reasons to Sip Kombucha

Margie King, GreenMedInfo Waking Times Fermented tea known as kombucha has been rapidly growing in popularity among health food lovers.  But it’s actually been around for thousands of years.  It originated in China in the third century B.C.  Then it made its way to Russia, India, and Japan where it became a staple among Samurai

Another Reason Why Wheat and GMOs Can Destroy Your Health

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times A new study indicates that wheat contributes to the growth of pathogenic bacteria in our gut, adding to growing concern that GMO foods are doing the same.  A new study published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology titled, “Diversity of the cultivable human gut microbiome involved in gluten metabolism: isolation of microorganisms with potential

The Relationship Between Gut Health, Fat Cells and Chronic Illnesses Like Diabetes

Mercola Waking Times A wide array of health problems, including but not limited to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, periodontal disease, stroke, and heart disease all have inflammation as a part of the disease. The majority of inflammatory diseases start in your gut. Chronic inflammation in your gut can disrupt the normal functioning of

Probiotics: Essential Supplements Or Waste Of Money?

Graham Ryan, Green Med Info Waking Times Looking at the abundance (and price tags) of probiotic supplements on the shelves in natural food stores these days, you’d assume there must me a mountain of evidence supporting the benefits of these products – right? Not exactly.  It’s actually a complicated and somewhat confusing landscape. That’s not to say

The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented.  A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, anti-nutrients, lectins) are overcome in favor of not just preserving their benefits (e.g. enzyme activity,

Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., Green Med Info Waking Times Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role

Groundbreaking Study Shows How Gut Bacteria Can Ameliorate Autism-Like Symptoms

Karen Foster, Prevent Disease Waking Times Beneficial bacteria is the gut are known to attack pathogens, manufacture B and K vitamins and even act as anti-cancer agents. New research appearing in the journal Cell strengthens the recent scientific understanding that the microbes that live in your gut may affect what goes on in your brain. It is also

New Study Shows How Daily Probiotics Can Change The Immune System

Waking Times A study has shown that a daily probiotic drink changed how cells lining the nasal passages of hay fever sufferers reacted to a single out-of-season challenge. However, it did not lead to significant changes in hay fever symptoms, although this challenge test may not have accurately represented natural allergen exposure. Our immune system

Simplifying Probiotics – A Path To Improving Your Gut Health

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Billions of beneficial bacteria, commonly referred to as probiotics, live in the human body. These bacteria are part of what keeps the body in balance in order to maintain overall good health. They reside in the human digestive system, specifically the intestinal tract also referred to as the gut, (as

Why Over 400 Species of Bacteria In Your Belly Right Now May Be The Key To Health or Disease

Karen Foster, Prevent Disease Waking Times Trillions of bacteria are hostile and can cause disease, while many others are friendly and have established a symbiotic, mutually beneficial relationship with us over the millennia. These friendly bacteria have also been referred to as “probiotics” and are being used increasingly by mainstream clinicians for both preventive and

10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth and What to Do About It

Dr. Amy Myers, Guest Waking Times You might be wondering, “What on earth is Candida?” Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, a very small amount of which lives in your mouth and intestines. Its job is to aid with digestion and nutrient absorption but, when it is overproduced it breaks down

Are Probiotics the New Prozac?

Dr. Mercola Waking Times While many think of their brain as the organ in charge of their mental health, your gut may actually play a far more significant role. The big picture many of us understand is one of a microbial world that we just happen to be living in. Our actions interfere with these microbes, and

Gut Biota Never Recover from Antibiotics: Damages Future Generations

Heidi Stevenson, Gaia Health Waking Times Emerging research shows that the harmful effects of antibiotics go much further than the development of drug resistant diseases. The beneficial bacteria lost to antibiotics, along with disease-inducing bacteria, do not fully recover. Worse, flora lost by a mother is also lost to her babies. The missing beneficial gut bacteria are likely

Best Kept Secrets to Prevent, Halt, or Even Reverse Macular Degeneration

Katherine Carroll, NTP, Green Med Info Waking Times Have you ever felt your money was wasted on supplements? That even though you consistently followed the protocol from your health-care practitioner you were not getting the results others obtained with the same program? You may have been right! We’ve helped hundreds of patients with age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)

What Really Happens When You Take Antibiotics?

Raluca Schachter, Guest Writer Waking Times Antibiotics: One of the most prescribed drug in the modern world! The evidence that proves how harmful this practice can be has been available for a while now. Taking routine course of antibiotics and moreover pouring them into our food has been leading to serious and dangerous side effects,