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Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome and How to Heal Your Gut Naturally

Understanding Leaky Gut Syndrome and How to Heal Your Gut Naturally

Written by MINND Foundation Leaky Gut Syndrome is one of many diseases that results from chronic inflammation. Poor gut health and inflammatory bowel diseases can be significant causes. Gut Health is Connected to All Aspects of Your Health Gastrointestinal issues may be as simple as gas and bloating, or as severe as food sensitivity and constipation, yet these conditions are not a natural part of daily health or the process of ageing. Gut health serves as a direct indicator of overall health; thus, digestive issues can be symptoms of more serious conditions. The Gut Responds to Diet and Lifestyle The...

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Alison Bell
One More Small Piece of the  Puzzle on the Role of Gut Micro Organisms in MS

One More Small Piece of the Puzzle on the Role of Gut Micro Organisms in MS

Written by Ana Belo Van Wijk, PHD for Multiple Selerosis News, Study Generates New Piece of Puzzle on Role of Gut Microbiota Researchers found a significant increase in some types of gut bacteria and lower levels of an anti-inflammatory factor in untreated multiple sclerosis twins. The study offered working evidence that components of gut microbiota contribute to autoimmune diseases like MS. Researchers published their article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It was titled Gut microbiota from multiple sclerosis patients enables spontaneous autoimmune encephalomyelitis in mice.  Our gut contains millions of good bacteria, fungi, bacteria-like archaea,...

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Alison Bell
Expanding Our View of the Human Microbiome

Expanding Our View of the Human Microbiome

Article written by Dr. Francis Collins - National Institute of Health Many people still regard bacteria and other microbes just as disease-causing germs. But it's a lot more complicated than that. In fact, it's become increasingly clear that the healthy human body is teeming with microorganisms, many of which play essential roles in our metabolism, our immune response, and even our mental health. We are not just an organism, we are a 'superorganism' made up of human cells and microbial cells' and the microbes outnumber us! Fueling this new understanding is NIH's Human Microbiome Project (HMP), a quest begun a...

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Alison Bell
Grain-Free Diet Benefits for the Digestive System and So Much More

Grain-Free Diet Benefits for the Digestive System and So Much More

Written by Dr Axe There are a number of healthy diet options these days. Depending on your goals, convictions, and conditions or disease risk, you should have no problem (with some research legwork) figuring out what is best for your needs. One popular option, particularly for those with celiac disease, gluten intolerance or autoimmune conditions, is a grain-free diet.  Taking a step beyond gluten-free eating, those on a grain-free diet usually seek to resolve various health problems. Take Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, for example: This naturopathic doctor went gluten-free after a personal trainer suggested it and found that it helped her with a...

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