Beyond Calories and Exercise: The Influence of Gut Health and Environmental Chemicals on Obesity and Diabetes

The incidence of diabetes and obesity is a global health crisis. In the Unites States (U.S.) alone, 11.3% (25.6 million) of all people over the age of twenty have diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes. Another 35% are estimated to have pre-diabetes and it is recognized that 11% of these will develop type 2 diabetes each year . . . → Read More: Beyond Calories and Exercise: The Influence of Gut Health and Environmental Chemicals on Obesity and Diabetes

The Battle Going on Inside of You

Did you know that the thought of “catching a cold” is not the whole story? Yes, exposure to germs that make their way into your body through breathing or your mouth is part of the equation. However, there are also many kinds of germs – bacteria, virus and fungal living inside of you, waiting for . . . → Read More: The Battle Going on Inside of You

Probiotics in Children (Kilger, Hanaway, & Cohrssen, 2007)

This article serves as a review of a great deal of research worldwide on the issue of probiotics use in children. It has been demonstrated that the development of a healthy gastrointestinal flora is vital for a healthy immune and digestive function in children. The authors present the development and function of the gut flora . . . → Read More: Probiotics in Children (Kilger, Hanaway, & Cohrssen, 2007)

Functional Foods for Digestive Health & Disease, Dr. Liz Lipski

Functional Foods starts with an overview of how we have arrived at our current situation of increasing digestive problems that plague the western culture. Dr. Lipski then proceeds to outline the significant support that that elimination diet can provide for those dealing with digestive problems, providing a review of research in that area. She then . . . → Read More: Functional Foods for Digestive Health & Disease, Dr. Liz Lipski

Probiotics and Gastrointestinal Disease: Clinical Evidence and Basic Science, Dr. Elaine Petrof

This article provides a review of the basic science and clinical evidence of the effectiveness of a few of the more commonly researched probiotics. They author found that although they have different mechanisms of action, each of the probiotics have the common ability to provide anti-inflammatory effects, antagonize competing undesirable microorganisms and are tissue protective . . . → Read More: Probiotics and Gastrointestinal Disease: Clinical Evidence and Basic Science, Dr. Elaine Petrof

Human Microbiome Project

The Human Microbiome Project website is an amazing resource of information on the newest research that is occurring in the field with a holistic approach to the interaction between the human genome and the genome of the millions of bacteria that live on and within us. I particularly liked the BBC interview as an overview . . . → Read More: Human Microbiome Project

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