TAG: probiotics

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

8 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Detoxify

Sayer Ji, GreenMedInfo Waking Times Given what we are now exposed to through our food, air, and water, detoxification has become a modern-day necessity. Without the daily activation of ancient, effective physiological pathways designed to remove environmental toxins, we are bound to get sick. So, what are some simple, effective ways we rid our body

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

Natural Ways to Avoid and Recover From Antibiotics

Erin Schumacher, Guest Writer Waking Times Most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. We take these powerful drugs because we are told by our healthcare professionals that we must. After all, who would want to risk a serious bacterial infection when it could be easily avoided? Antibiotics are great at

Probiotics Destroy Toxic Chemicals In Our Gut For Us

It is an awesome fact of nature that we have trillions of organisms within our body – containing completely foreign DNA – some of which break down toxic chemicals that we humans have created to kill other things, but are now killing us, e.g. pesticides. Who are these strange helpers?

  • Mother Nature: Your Open Source Pharmacy and Medicine Cabinet