Study suggests your gut microbiome shapes your personality

Following a nutritious diet is important for your overall well-being. And according to a study published in the journal Nature, what you eat may even influence your personality. The results of the study conducted by researchers from Texas A&M University showed that your diet could be linked to different personality traits. Gut health and personality traits The study findings showed … Continue reading Study suggests your gut microbiome shapes your personality

It turns out, having a healthy gut can make you “fear less”

A study led by Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City has shown that a healthy gut can make you “fear less” by extinguishing your fear memories. In an article published in the journal Nature, the researchers detailed how they used mice to explore the ability to unlearn fear responses. Exploring the gut’s role in fear response It has become increasingly evident that … Continue reading It turns out, having a healthy gut can make you “fear less”

Study: Coffee drinkers have higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

Coffee is an excellent drink that does more than just energize your body — it helps keep your arteries healthy, staves off obesity and protects the brain from age-related damage, among other things. Recent studies also suggest that coffee can boost gut health. One study, in particular, linked high coffee consumption to higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria and improved composition of the gut microbiome. … Continue reading Study: Coffee drinkers have higher levels of anti-inflammatory gut bacteria

5 Kid-friendly herbs for treating different ailments

Natural remedies have long been known for effectively addressing different ailments without the dangerous side effects that come with conventional medicine. Many parents nowadays are choosing natural cures whenever their children get sick. They head over to their gardens instead of the nearby pharmacy whenever their children experience a fever. But with the many different … Continue reading 5 Kid-friendly herbs for treating different ailments

Homegrown medicine: Local yarrow from the Middle East shown to have gastroprotective properties

Gastric or stomach ulcers are open sores that develop along the lining of the stomach. When they occur in the first part of the small intestine, they are called duodenal ulcers. Gastric ulcer is the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorder in the world, affecting about 5 percent of the world’s population. Gastric ulcers can be caused by … Continue reading Homegrown medicine: Local yarrow from the Middle East shown to have gastroprotective properties

The healing protein: Addressing thyroid problems with collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s one of the building blocks of the skin, bones and muscles and supports the structure of the organs and arteries. Best known for its skincare and fitness benefits, collagen may also help treat thyroid problems. Collagen for thyroid problems The thyroid gland is a small organ that regulates metabolism — … Continue reading The healing protein: Addressing thyroid problems with collagen

Auto-brewery syndrome – when gut bacteria produce too much alcohol – may cause fatty liver disease

Some microorganisms can raise a person’s blood alcohol to dangerously high levels, even if he hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol his whole life. In a study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, certain types of gut bacteria can ferment carbohydrates into alcohol within the body — a condition known as auto-brewery syndrome (ABS). A team of researchers from the Capital Institute of Pediatrics in … Continue reading Auto-brewery syndrome – when gut bacteria produce too much alcohol – may cause fatty liver disease

157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers

In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, a group of researchers identified 157 microorganisms that may be essential for a healthy gut. These organisms form a “baseline biome” that may hint at what a normal human microbiome looks like. According to co-author Keith Crandall of George Washington University (GWU) this baseline microbial list, which they called GutFeelingKB, provides preliminary data that may be useful for future … Continue reading 157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers

Triphala, an ancient remedy for oral and digestive health

Triphala is an herbal preparation that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s a powerful remedy used to treat various oral and digestive ailments, such as gingivitis and constipation. Its therapeutic effects stem from its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The word “triphala” literally means “three fruits” as the concoction consists of three medicinal fruit plants that are native to India: … Continue reading Triphala, an ancient remedy for oral and digestive health

Kombucha and probiotics: Why is this fizzy drink good for you?

Kombucha is a rising star in the realm of health foods. But make no mistake. This fermented, carbonated drink is more than just a food fad. In fact, scientists are turning to kombucha in an attempt to understand the relationships among microbial communities. In a recent article published in PeerJ, scientists from Arizona State University (ASU) and the University of New … Continue reading Kombucha and probiotics: Why is this fizzy drink good for you?