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Connecting Bone and Gut Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 31 August 2023
Connecting Bone and Gut Health
Hello there, curious minds! Today, we're unravelling a fascinating relationship that goes beyond what meets the eye – the intricate link between our gut and bone health. ?? Our journey takes us through the world of bone-related disorders like osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Did you know that these conditions are somehow connected to our gut health? ? Let's dive into the nitty-gritty details: Gut Microbiome's Role in Bone Health
The magic starts in t...
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Black Elderberry Extract For Optimal Gut Health

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 17 December 2022
Black Elderberry Extract For Optimal Gut Health
Elderberry is one of the most commonly used medicinal plants in the world. Traditionally, Indigenous people used it to treat fever and rheumatism, while the ancient Egyptians used it to improve their complexions and heal burns.  Elderberry refers to several different varieties of the Sambucus tree, which is a flowering plant belonging to the Adoxaceae family.. The most common type is Sambucus nigra, also known as the European elderberry or black elder. This tree is native to Europe, tho...
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The Role Of The Gut Microbiome In Cancer Treatments

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 22 October 2022
The Role Of The Gut Microbiome In Cancer Treatments
The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract contains an abundant and diverse microbial community that gathers more than 100 trillion microorganisms. Gut bacteria are key regulators of digestion along the gastrointestinal tract; commensal bacteria play an important role in the extraction, synthesis, and absorption of many nutrients and metabolites, including bile acids, lipids, amino acids, vitamins, and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Gut microbiota have a crucial immune function. Gut microbi...
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Digestive Enzymes Are Important During Chemotherapy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 14 June 2022
Digestive Enzymes Are Important During Chemotherapy
Your body makes enzymes in the digestive system, including the mouth, stomach, and small intestine. The largest share is the work of the pancreas. Digestive enzymes help your body break down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins from food. This is necessary to allow for the absorption of nutrients and to maintain optimal health. Without these enzymes, the nutrients in your food go to waste. Certain health conditions can interfere with the production of digestive enzymes. When a lack of digesti...
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Is Stress Affecting Your Microbiome?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 21 May 2022
Is Stress Affecting Your Microbiome?
Stress increases cortisol, which may have a profound impact on the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota and metabolome, selectively decreasing beneficial bacteria and secretory IgA (sIgA). Thus, it is not surprising that clinical interventions implemented to resolve GI symptoms may not be completely successful if stress is not considered as a potential root cause. Chronic stress directly effects our gastrointestinal health via hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activation. Stress can adve...
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Probiotic Improves Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 May 2022
Probiotic Improves Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A recent study in France demonstrated that a 30-day treatment with the probiotic Bifidobacterium longum 35624 resulted in a significant improvement in symptoms of irritable bowel for approximately two-thirds of patients with IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gut-brain disorder that can cause a variety of uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain and diarrhoea, constipation, or a mix of the two. IBS can reduce quality of life, often results in m...
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