Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one
It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can
Lactobacillus acidophilus is the name of a specific strain of healthy, beneficial bacteria commonly found in foods like yogurt and kefir.
There’s nothing like suffering from debilitating chronic fatigue symptoms AND digestive issues. Unfortunately, many people suffer from both. It’s not at all uncommon to be dealing with fatigue and bowel problems, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), simultaneously.[1,2] In this article, you’ll learn how taking probiotics helps chronic fatigue symptoms and can
Beneficial bacteria may help lower blood pressure.
Naturally occurring “good” bacteria, known as probiotics, when consumed in foods such as yogurt and taken as supplements can balance the gut flora and eliminate many digestive issues. Now it appears probiotics also may help lower blood pressure. Researchers in Australia reviewed nine studies
Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy”. Yet despite how prevalent it is…
Mammography May Yield Information About Heart Health
Mammary arteries—arteries in the breast—may contain a build-up of calcium, just as some coronary arteries do, and calcium in mammary arteries may indicate that a woman is at higher risk of heart disease. Researchers found that 70 percent of women with calcium build-up in
A naturopathic physician’s list of some of the most highly researched probiotic strains, the brand names of the corresponding best probiotic supplements, and the health conditions they treat.
Benefits of Probiotics–More Than Just Digestion, These Healthy Bacteria Help With Allergies, Eczema, the Common Cold, and More
New research is discovering the benefits of probiotics extend far beyond the gut level; the body’s entire metabolism and immune system can benefit.