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  • July 16, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Kiwifruit Shows Significant Gut Health Improvements

    Having a healthy mix of microbiota in your gut is essential for everything from raising blood levels of vitamin D to lowering inflammation, but probiotics are still best-known for their effect on relieving abdominal discomfort. A recent study adds to...

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  • July 15, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Probiotics May Bring Relief to IBS Sufferers

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an uncomfortable condition affecting between 15 and 30 million Americans that manifests itself through abdominal discomfort and diarrhea or constipation. IBS currently has no cure, but a recent study suggests that taking a probiotic supplement...

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  • July 11, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Connection Between Gut Microbiota and Autism Discovered

    A high proportion of autistic children suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, suggesting a link between autism and abnormalities in gut microbial functions. A new study investigated this link and found that having a low range of beneficial microbiota may be associated...

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  • June 23, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Probiotics May Increase Blood Levels of Vitamin D

    Probiotics are best known for their positive effects on gut health but research has shown that they provide benefits for other parts of our body as well. A new study has found that oral supplementation of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus...

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  • June 13, 2013 Sarah McGowan-Freije

    Licorice Derived Flavonoids May Fight Bacterial Gut Infection

    A new flavonoid-rich supplement derived from licorice may significantly lower levels of Helicobactor pylori (H. pylori), a bacteria that has been shown to cause ulcers and, in some cases, stomach cancer. Participants in the study included 100 individuals who had...

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  • March 3, 2013 Emma McGowan

    Prebiotics Shown to Reduce Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors

    Over time, the gut microbiota in overweight individuals is altered to a less beneficial composition, which can result in inflammation. Inflammation has been linked to the onset of metabolic syndrome. Researchers have found that improving the gut microbiota composition using...

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