Study reveals marathoners and elite athletes have high levels of gut bacterium that improve exercise endurance

Study reveals marathoners and elite athletes have high levels of gut bacterium that improve exercise endurance

Study reveals marathoners and elite athletes have high levels of gut bacterium that improve exercise endurance.atypica to metabolize lactate and stave off muscle burn while providing an energy boost raises the question of whether or not it can be used as a probiotic supplement for athletes.

The Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting (IF)

The Health Benefits Of Intermittent Fasting (IF)

When you refrain from caffeine and sugar specifically, your body’s demand for cortisol release goes down, therefore allowing you to be in a more rested state when the sun goes down and it’s time to induce sleep.

Personalized nutrition: What I learned from dozens of tests and reports

Personalized nutrition: What I learned from dozens of tests and reports

The key behaviors that I changed as a result of all this testing include being more aware of how foods affect my microbiome.

Is Leaky Gut a Real Thing?

Is Leaky Gut a Real Thing?

What Is Leaky Gut. First of all, intestinal permeability is normal and is essential so we can absorb digested proteins, fats and carbohydrates from foods that nourish us, as well as vitamins, minerals and medications.

Reduce inflammation in the gut with the “fasting-mimicking” diet

Reduce inflammation in the gut with the “fasting-mimicking” diet

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other inflammation-related conditions may consider taking up a low-calorie eating pattern.Researchers report that such a fasting-mimicking diet may help prevent inflammation and improve gut health.USC researcher Valter Longo reported that the fasting-mimicking diet successfully reduced inflammation.

8 Natural ways to make gut-friendly coffee

8 Natural ways to make gut-friendly coffee

Eggshells added to ground coffee helps absorb and neutralize the acids and other bitter compounds that can cause stomach irritation.Drinking dairy-free coffee means you’re using alternatives that may contain gums.

The role of gut microbiota on the biotransformation of Panax notoginseng saponins

The role of gut microbiota on the biotransformation of Panax notoginseng saponins

In this study, researchers from China investigated the gut microbiota-mediated transformation of Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) in vivo.QUANTIFICATION OF PANAX NOTOGINSENG SAPONINS METABOLITES IN RAT PLASMA WITH IN VIVO GUT MICROBIOTA-MEDIATED BIOTRANSFORMATION BY HPLC-MS/MS.

Human gut microbes could make processed foods healthier

Human gut microbes could make processed foods healthier

Human gut microbes might break down a potentially harmful chemical found in processed foods, according to new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Scientists at the university have identified a specific human gut bacterial strain that breaks down the chemical fructoselysine and turns it into harmless byproducts.

New evidence shows gut bacteria work in teams

New evidence shows gut bacteria work in teams

This research therefore suggests that health treatments designed to target gut bacteria – and our metabolism – should focus on groups of gut bacteria that carry out a particular function, rather than individual bacterial species.

The 4R Approach to Treating Chronic Digestive Issues

The 4R Approach to Treating Chronic Digestive Issues

This year marks my 35th year in clinical practice, and one thing I have learned over the years is to find ways to organize the clinical information I receive when working with my patients in order to make the most accurate diagnosis and chose the most effective and focused treatment plans to get the best results.

Leaky gut? Drinking green tea can help

Leaky gut? Drinking green tea can help

The findings of a recent study also suggest that the consumption of green tea not only helps prevent obesity but also improves gut health to reduce leaky gut.Drink green tea regularly to boost your gut health and lower obesity risk.

Making the most of your probiotic supplement: When you should take it for the best effect

Making the most of your probiotic supplement: When you should take it for the best effect

Taking a probiotic supplement at the right moment ensures that most of the good bacteria reach your gut for maximum effectiveness. It found that good bacteria, consumed 30 minutes before eating any food, have a higher chance of survival than those taken half an hour later when the stomach is releasing more acid to digest a meal.

Flaxseeds improve gut health and metabolic health, increase production of beneficial fatty acids

Flaxseeds improve gut health and metabolic health, increase production of beneficial fatty acids

The researchers reported that consumption of a high-fat diet without fiber caused mice to have fewer good bacteria and lower levels of beneficial fatty acids. Other health benefits associated with adding flaxseed to high-fat diets included better glucose control and higher levels of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA).

Do I Have SIBO? SFNM Now Performing In-Clinic Testing

Do I Have SIBO? SFNM Now Performing In-Clinic Testing

Because our gut bacteria have a role in digesting and processing the foods we ingest, their actions can cause recurrent gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation or diarrhea.

Antibiotics: How beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

Antibiotics: How beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

Protective doses of antibiotics have been tested for children with HIV, malnutrition and high infection risk with clear health benefits in some conditions and no improvement in others.

MORE protection from gut microbes: Study finds they can prevent high blood pressure caused by a high-salt diet

MORE protection from gut microbes: Study finds they can prevent high blood pressure caused by a high-salt diet

MORE protection from gut microbes: Study finds they can prevent high blood pressure caused by a high-salt diet We all know that too much salt can cause heart disease and kill you.

Fiber and gut health: Study links low-fiber diet with leaky gut

Fiber and gut health: Study links low-fiber diet with leaky gut

Another thing that the researchers found out was that all of the mice that were fed the low-fiber WSD diet showed a lower rate of gut mucous growth compared with the ones who were fed the standard control diet.

Biome-based individualized diets are most effective for managing blood-sugar levels, study confirms

Biome-based individualized diets are most effective for managing blood-sugar levels, study confirms

Summary : Personalized diets based on one’s physical characteristics and gut biome may be the most effective way for people to manage their blood sugar, according to the findings of Assessment of a Personalized Approach to Predicting Postprandial Glycemic Responses to Food Among Individuals Without Diabetes.

Get fit for a healthy gut

Get fit for a healthy gut

Reporting in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism indicated cardiorespiratory fitness was a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat percentage or general physical activity.

What Are the Benefits of Flaxseed?

What Are the Benefits of Flaxseed?

Animal research has demonstrated the addition of flaxseed to a high-fat diet protected mice against obesity, 3 supporting previous research showing lignans in flaxseed were associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes in women.

Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies

Eating more high-fiber foods can reduce food allergies

The study, which was published in the journal Cells Reports , found a direct link between the development and persistence of food allergies and gut bacteria health.

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

Depression’s link to gut bacteria

In our population-level study we identified several groups of bacteria that co-varied with human depression and quality of life across populations.’ Previously, Prof Raes and his team have documented low microbial count and biodiversity among Crohn’s disease patients.

Super Poopers: Premium Donors Sought for Fecal Transplants

Super Poopers: Premium Donors Sought for Fecal Transplants

Fecal Transplants From Super Donors Increase Success Rates Since Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis , asthma, heart disease and certain cancers are associated with changes to gut bacteria, researchers were interested in understanding what makes a fecal super donor.

Antibiotics Linked to Fatal Heart Condition

Antibiotics Linked to Fatal Heart Condition

Health care professionals should avoid prescribing fluoroquinolone antibiotics to patients who have an aortic aneurysm or are at risk for an aortic aneurysm, such as patients with peripheral atherosclerotic vascular diseases, hypertension, certain genetic conditions such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and elderly patients." Upper Respiratory Infections Are Often Viral Viruses commonly trigger upper respiratory infections (URI) with symptoms of runny nose, cough, low grade fever, sore throat and difficulty sleeping.

Why Experts Are Now Saying We’ve Been "Going" All Wrong

Why Experts Are Now Saying We’ve Been "Going" All Wrong

According to many experts, cases of hemorrhoids and diverticulitis could be significantly curbed just by assuming a squatting position — rather than a chair seated one — on the toilet when having a bowel movement.

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

Do you take care of your heart? Cardio fitness may be influencing how healthy your gut is

However, a new study provides a unique take on it, saying that the state of your heart and blood vessels affects the population of good bacteria that live inside the gut.

Gut bacteria use fiber to improve heart health in mice

Gut bacteria use fiber to improve heart health in mice

Turns out, a particular gut bacteria seems to use fiber to reduce atherosclerosis and inflammation in mice. Mice with Roseburia who ate a high-fiber diet suffered less atherosclerosis and inflammation. The findings: A particular fatty acid, butyrate, is the mechanism through which a high-fiber diet protects the heart in mice.

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D

Dr. Izabella Wentz, Pharm D

While research shows other benefits, here I’ll focus on two fundamental conditions that supplementing with NAC can affect: oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. If you have Hashimoto’s or any other autoimmune disease – or if you have chronic inflammation and oxidative stress – you may wish to consider taking this supplement.

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics if You Must Take Antibiotics?

In the video above, Chris Kresser, an acupuncturist, licensed integrative medicine clinician and codirector of the California Center for Functional Medicine, interviews11 Lucy Mailing, a microbiome researcher, about two recent studies12,13 that have thrown a bit of a wrench into the standard recommendation to reseed your gut with probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics.

Does Obesity Cause Arthritis?

Does Obesity Cause Arthritis?

The researchers were surprised to find the effects of obesity on gut bacteria, inflammation and OA were prevented when the high-fat diet was supplemented with oligofructose.