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
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Gastritis is inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. Stomach inflammation and other discomfort and pain can occur suddenly (acute) lasting one to three days, or it can be chronic, lasting several days to weeks.
When searching for the causes of gastritis pain and discomfort look for:
Heartburn/indigestion (burning feeling
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
Intestinal parasites are a much greater threat to health than western medicine acknowledges. In fact, many doctors will miss the common signs and symptoms of parasites in humans, and thus, it is important to recognize these yourself and then to know what to do to eradicate them naturally.
Q: Is a 15-minute session on the stationary bike twice a day as good as 30 minutes at once?
A: Jennifer Sacheck, PhD, an associate professor at Tufts’ Friedman School who specializes in physical activity research, says: “The current Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that you accumulate 150 minutes of
Leaky gut syndrome wreaks havoc on its victims causing them to be tired all the time, depressed and more. But fortunately, this disorder can be healed completely. Here’s how.
Many women are familiar with the vicious cycle that can result from getting a urinary tract infection (UTI)—the infection is treated with antibiotics, but then a vaginal yeast infection devel-ops.
Once you understand why this cycle occurs and what you can do to prevent the infections in the first place, you
Lactobacillus acidophilus is the name of a specific strain of healthy, beneficial bacteria commonly found in foods like yogurt and kefir.
The scientific literature gives us some clues as to how to use oil of oregano and echinacea as a potential natural antiviral. Taking the right dosage, the right product and at the right time are all critical elements.
Feed your Gut Bacteria for Immunity
Get more dietary fiber and plant foods. Eat at least 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories—that’s 28 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet. Choose whole, minimally processed grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Read labels. Probiotic foods and supplements are not regulated by