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Gut Bacteria

Why Less-Diverse Gut Bacteria May Not Be Such A Bad Thing

Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe Published: April 16, 2015 01:57pm ET on LiveScience Your lifestyle affects the bacteria in your poop, a new study show...

'My Candida Was Hungry, So I Fed It Pizza and Beer'

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

My friend said that to me recently, and I laughed out loud. She wasn't joking, either. Ever had food cravings? Felt like you'd fight someone for th...

Move It: Why a Clean Gut and Home Determine Your Level of Success

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

One of the most overlooked ways of optimizing your health and success is to flush anything, anything, out of your home that doesn't serve a purpose....

Anna Almendrala

This Superbug Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Change That

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

A bacteria that triggers deadly diarrhea and is one of the most common causes of U.S. infectious disease deaths is caused, in part, by antibiotics. ...

Carolyn Gregoire

What The Bacteria In Your Gut Have To Do With Your Physical And Mental Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Strange but true fact: Our bodies are made of more bacteria than human cells, and the gut alone contains trillions of microbes (bacteria and fungi). I...

How The Body Maintains A Healthy Balance Of 'Friendly' Gut Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.15.2015 | Science

Hippocrates once said, "Bad digestion is the root of all evil." Now, a growing body of research suggests that the ancient Greek physician was, if a b...

How Probiotics May Ward Off Depression And Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.05.2015 | Science

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bac...

Some Gut Microbes Love Diet Soda... and They're Not the Good Guys

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

This study shows quite nicely that non-caloric sweeteners can alter gut microbes in mice -- a change that has negative metabolic consequences -- and provides preliminary evidence that it can happen in humans too.

One Morning at the Farmer's Market

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

The east coast organic apples I have seen tended towards the same type of imperfections. I bought a container of the lumpy fruit. It was not as pretty as its commercial cousins but the farmer could legitimately claim no bees died while producing this fruit. And they were delicious.

Anna Almendrala

How Gut Bacteria Could One Day Help Stop Diabetes Before It Starts

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living

We still don't completely understand all the factors that cause someone to develop type 1 diabetes, but emerging research on gut bacteria reveals that...

Anna Almendrala

Be Good To Your Gut: Exercise!

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living

You exercise for heart health, lean muscle strengthening, fat loss and happy hormones. Now it turns out that all those workouts may also benefit your ...

Lynne Peeples

To Lead A Longer Life, Go With Your Gut

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.23.2014 | Green

The best predictor of our lifelong health may well be the bacteria that live within us. Specifically, the trillions of microbes that colonize our bodi...

Trust Your Gut

Ann Reid | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Ann Reid

Quick: What do you say when someone tells you that your entire body is covered in bacteria? A) "Yuck!" or B) "Yay!" If your answer was A, you're not alone, but your gut would certainly disagree.

Jacqueline Howard

WATCH: Here's Why You're Not Who You Think You Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science

Did you know that you're not just one living thing? No, you're actually an entire ecosystem of teeny tiny, creepy crawly, living microbes. They're all...

Gut Reaction: New Predictor of Cardiovascular Disease Trumps Cholesterol

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Recent research indicates that there is a third party in our relationship with food that dramatically influences a myriad of processes including digestion, energy extraction and metabolism. This is the bacterial population that colonizes our gut.

The Bacteria Living Inside You (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Trillions of microbes are living on and inside of you, and we're only continuing to find out the role these organisms play in our health. A new report...

New View Into Our Guts Reveals Microbiome's Murky Links To Health

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon Courage (Click here for the original article) What is living in your gut? It might depend less on your diet, exercise habits,...

What Your Gut Bacteria Say About You

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

The 100 trillion microbes that live in your gut know -- and influence -- you from the inside out. So what can they tell you about yourself? Here's a t...

A Hidden Ally Against Obesity: Gut Bacteria?

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Call it a hidden ally: The right germs just might be able to help fight fat. Different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut ...

Prebiotics and Probiotics: The Importance of Gut Health

Mandana Arabi, M.D., Ph.D | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Mandana Arabi, M.D., Ph.D

All signs point to a growing public interest in the possible benefits of prebiotics and probiotics in digestive health and beyond. However, science has to lead the way to ensure sound evidence is the basis for introduction of interventions for public health and new products in the marketplace.

How Diet Can Bug Your Gut

Dr. Franck Carbonero | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Franck Carbonero

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the potential relation between diet, microbiome and colorectal cancer risk. To explore this disparity, we switched the diet in healthy subjects from a traditional high fat, high meat, low fiber Western diet to a high fiber Zulu African diet, and vice versa.

Good Gut Bacteria May Keep Bad At Bay

| Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Christopher Intagliata (Click here for the original article and podcast) Most E. coli bacteria are harmless. It's the rare, pathogenic strains ...

5 Amazing Benefits Of Gut Bacteria

Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel The phrase "gut bacteria" might sound icky and repulsive, but modern science may have you soon thinking differently about the bu...

Gut Bacteria and Childhood Eczema

Leonard Smith | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

Gut balance during infancy is dependent on factors such as mode of delivery, diet, and administration of probiotics or antibiotics. This early gut microbial development primes immune function that can have life-long effects on health.

Gut Health Linked to Heart Disease and Stroke

Leonard Smith | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

The connection between the gut microbiome and human health is currently being explored as part of the Human Microbiome Project. This project has inspired a new wave of research into the effects of the gut microbiome and is delivering interesting findings.