Overall health starts in your gut, and gut health starts with probiotics and fiber, according to Chinese study

Numerous studies have shown that having a healthy, balanced diet is something that most people should strive for. After all, a good diet is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle that will help prevent most diseases and conditions. Now there’s a new study from China that shows how the effects of a good diet on … Continue reading Overall health starts in your gut, and gut health starts with probiotics and fiber, according to Chinese study

The wider impacts of gut health

Probiotics and prebiotics are needed every day for optimal health, even to help lower food sensitivity reactions and related allergies. Our intestinal flora cannot be optimal without constant replenishment since we cannot avoid ingesting pesticides and insecticides or GMO foods that elaborate pesticides.This research review will indicate that even allergies are influenced by gut flora … Continue reading The wider impacts of gut health

Probiotics found to reverse depression without the violent side effects of SSRI antidepressants

Lactobacilli, beneficial bacteria commonly found in probiotics, proves to be a potential treatment for depression. Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine examined the effects of stress in mice and noted a significant loss of Lactobacillus in the process. The scientists found that the loss in Lactobacillus results in the subsequent manifestation of symptoms associated with depression. However, feeding … Continue reading Probiotics found to reverse depression without the violent side effects of SSRI antidepressants

Learn about the Importance of Good Bacteria, Part I

The adult intestine contains around 2-4 pounds of bacteria. This bacterial load is 10 times greater than the number of cells within our body. In real numbers, since we are about 75 trillion cells we have approximately 750 trillion bacterial cells within our body. It is astonishing to think about our bodies in such a … Continue reading Learn about the Importance of Good Bacteria, Part I

Prebiotic vs Probiotic – What’s the Difference?

Source: Prebiotic vs Probiotic – What’s the Difference? by Dr. Edward Group  You may have seen probiotic yogurt advertised as having “live active cultures.” This indicates that the yogurt contains living, beneficial organisms intended to help your body with digestion. Many people wonder if there’s any truth in that or if it’s just a marketing ploy. Well, … Continue reading Prebiotic vs Probiotic – What’s the Difference?

Treat ulcers with probiotics, not antibiotics

Ulcers caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacterial strain may be more effectively treated by beneficial probiotics rather than by conventional antibiotics, according to a new study published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Researchers from Spain say that probiotic strains like Bifidobacterium have an incredible success rate in fighting inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcers. The team conducted … Continue reading Treat ulcers with probiotics, not antibiotics