Neurologist Speaks Out About the Importance of Gut Health for Prevention and Treatment of “Incurable” Neurological Disorders

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Your body is colonized by a vast array of microorganisms that modulate every aspect of your health and physiology, moment to moment, Continue reading

Asthma Linked to Chronic Bacteria Infections

Asthma Linked to Chronic Bacteria InfectionsResearch from Australia’s University of Adelaide has determined that many asthma and chronic sinusitis patients are dealing with sustained infections of bacteria – including many that are resistant to antibiotics.

The researchers tested 513 patients with asthma and persistent rhinosinusitis – a sustained blockage Continue reading

In Defense of (Raw) Milk

rawmilkThere is plenty of clinical and nutritional evidence that milk, this hailed “natural” drink, is the source of numerous immunological, gastrointestinal and perhaps neurological disorders. While it is important to acknowledge these facts, it is equally necessary to remember that the milk we are talking about is a highly processed industrial product that only remotely resembles the natural variety.

Depending on the pasteurization method, raw milk can be heated at 161 F up to 212 F Continue reading

Fighting Microbes with Microbes

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  • Microflora in soil influences plant health, helping to provide nutrients and suppress disease; there are more than 30,000 varieties of microbes in soil
  • In humans, antibiotics are often overprescribed, killing off beneficial bacteria and promoting the formation of antibiotic-resistant ”super germs”; Continue reading

4 Ways Probiotics Can Reduce Infections, Flus and Colds

Probiotics are bacteria or yeast introduced to the body to aid in total body health.

It may seem counterproductive to purposely consume microorganisms but our body naturally contains many beneficial bacteria – the digestive system alone contains more than 500 such organisms – that help to keep our complex processes running smoothly.

Maintaining the proper balance is crucial to our health. Both good and Continue reading

How Your Gut Flora Influences Your Health

A new study in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice shows that microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric of natural controls affecting body weight, energy, and nutritioni. The findings may offer new ideas on how to treat nutrition-related maladies, including obesity and a range of serious health consequences linked to under-nutrition, the scientists said. Continue reading

Probiotics Can Reduce Risk of Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics, Study Finds

A new RAND Corporation study finds that taking probiotics can reduce the risk of developing the diarrhea that is a common side effect of taking antibiotics.

Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to improve health by maintaining a normal balance of microorganisms in the human intestines. Continue reading

What’s In Your Beef?

Do your ears perk up when you hear the words of that famous fast food commercial: “Where’s the beef?” More pertinent may be: “What’s in the beef?” If you value your health, you’d better know about the chemicals and pathogens that too often infiltrate meat. Because what’s inside that bun can have serious consequences for your well-being.

Recalls of beef seem to be an almost constant ingredient in the evening news. Last month, for instance, an outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium was discovered in freshly ground beef sold in Hannaford, a grocery store chain headquartered in Maine. Before all the beef could be recalled, 14 people in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York were sickened by the meat. Seven people required hospitalization.

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No Probiotics in Your Gut, No Glory

Feel like your life is in a rut and going nowhere? Help with your mood and attitude may reside not only in your head but in your digestive tract. The friendly bacteria that live down there, known as probiotics, may produce neurochemicals that could improve your mental outlook and beneficially alter your brain chemistry.

Your digestive tract is home to about a thousand-trillion bacteria that are necessary for optimal health. These microorganisms extract nutrients from your food, help the immune system fight off infections and keep pathogenic bacteria from colonizing the cells of the intestines. They may also determine whether your metabolism functions efficiently enough to keep your weight under control.

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Your health would suffer terribly without the miniscule organisms that protect a large part of your body. And now researchers are finding that these little bugs may also influence your mood Continue reading

Kefir the Powerhouse of Probiotics

Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered ‘super-foods.’ Kefir is a fermented drink made from a kefir grain of symbiotic microorganisms wrapped up in a matrix of proteins, lipids and sugars. Kefir grains are white clumps that contain a wide variety of bacteria and yeast. Kefir is one of the best drinks for improving digestion and natural immunity.

Kefir is believed to have been first developed in the Caucasus Mountains of western Russia. The shepherds there used to carry milk in leather pouches. Sometimes the milk would sit for several days and ferment. The fermentation gave it an effervescent taste that was cool and refreshing. These cultures later found that kefir made a great natural medicine that was used to help digestive disorders, low energy, and compromised immune function. Continue reading

This Devastating Mistake Can Wreck Your Immune System…

Vaccines can contain live or killed lab altered microorganisms, and also carcinogens, heavy metals, and mutated proteins. Recent news can give you an indication of the unsuspected results that can occur when you inject such a cocktail into your body.

Results from a Swedish study found a roughly 400 percent increased risk of narcolepsy in children and adolescents vaccinated with Pandemrix. The results are similar to those found in a Finnish study.

According to the Swedish Lakemedelsverket:

“An ongoing case inventory study … is expected  Continue reading