This article is from the May 21st online edition of the Popular Science magazine. Researchers are looking at ways to inoculate babies born by cesarean section with their mother’s microbiota.
For those of you that avoid all dairy, you may want to rethink it if you can. Butter, especially grassfed, can be very nutritious. The fatty acids it contains (like CLA) are very good for health, especially gut health. CLA is known to help fight intestinal candida. Grassfed butter can also contain high levels of Vitamin K2 (not just “Vitamin K”) which is good for repairing intestinal Tight Junctions, thus helping heal Leaky Gut. I realize that not everyone can eat dairy, but many who think they can’t probably can. If you’re truly “allergic” then avoid it, if you have casein issues butter is often fine as it is mostly butter fat, not protein. Fermented products homemade kefir and aged cheeses are also good. All of this is discussed at length in The Gut Health Protocol.
This article contains several references to peer reviewed studies. You should try to read the “Conclusion” and/or “Discussion” if possible, if that’s too much the “Abstract” if often a lot shorter and to the point.
What could be better than this? Not only do you get a great friend and companion, but one that can help keep you healthy as well! Our pets have several beneficial affects on our health, they help us get more exercise, they help with depression, they alert us to dangers, and now we find out that that they share their probiotics with us. Continue reading Man’s Best Friend Also Man’s Best Medicine? Dogs May Have Probiotic Effect On Gut Bacteria
“H. pylori can easily survive stomach acid. In fact, it thrives in it. People often look surprised when I tell them that H. pylori can infect you all over and plays a role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura), Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and iron-deficiency anemia.”
The overuse of antibiotics in humans has been a problem probably within a day of the first round being used. At least this very urgent problem is on their radar!
The overuse in farm animals is simply criminal, not so much on the part of the farmers, but on the part of congress for not stopping it. Continue reading White House Unveils Plan to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Germs
Once a person is on maintenance and able to add carbohydrates back in to their diet, this is a good way to add resistant starch and lower the effective calories of the food. Resistant starch should be avoided while you have a bacterial / yeast infection, but afterwards its a great way to feed the probiotic bacteria.
The Gut Health Protocol has more about Resistant Starch and when it should, and shouldn’t, be consumed.
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Kandil often suggests probiotics as a supplemental treatment, including for patients with colon inflammation, diarrhea or infections.
Others take probiotic pills in concert with prescribed antibiotics, which can scrub a patient’s gut of bacteria — good and bad — in an effort to wipe out infection. Taken alone, antibiotics might leave the body vulnerable to debilitating bugs, such as C. diff, that can overwhelm immune defenses, doctors said.
The White House last week presented a five-year, $1.2 billion plan to fight the superbugs.
Doctors suspect probiotics prevent harmful bacteria from polluting the bloodstream.