Monthly Archives: August 2012

Bloating: Can We Talk About GAS?

August 24th, 2012|

Bloating (Intestinal gas) is a very common problem in the general population and is a frequent reason why people seek medical attention. Passage of intestinal gas is viewed differently depending your age and gender. Kids make lots of jokes and

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Deficiencies in Regulating C. Diff

August 22nd, 2012|

C. diff is a bacterial infection that spreads via fecal contamination and takes root once bad bacteria take over the intestinal bacteria balance.  This infection creates a number of increasingly serious symptoms like diarrhea, weakness, cramping, and vomiting.  It is

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What Came First – The Chicken or The Infection

August 21st, 2012|

New Studies Link Persistant Bladder Infection to Eating Antibiotic-Fed Chicken 8 million - that's the number of women currently at risk for difficult-to-treat bladder infections brought on by superbugs, transmitted to humans through E.coli. But what makes these intestinal superbugs

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Probiotics – Helping You Think Happy Thoughts?

August 21st, 2012|

A recent study analyzing the effect of gut bacteria and probiotics on brain activity may have positive implications for individuals.  Although still in the most preliminary stages of analysis and evaluation, scientists have discerned a link between the presence of

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Probiotic-Assisted Antibiotic Diarrhea Prevention

August 21st, 2012|

Probiotics have a proven effect on children with antibiotic-induced diarrhea and acute infectious diarrhea.  So it stands to reason that probiotics also help adults avoid these conditions.  Recently, a study was released that inconclusively implied that probiotics had a positive

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Get a Probiotic Radition Shield for Your Gut

August 21st, 2012|

Cancer and its treatments take a toll on the human body.  One of the most common methods of cancer treatment, radiation, indiscriminently destroy both malignant and healthy cells potentially creating its own host of long-term health problems.  However, new studies

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How To Avoid Traveler’s Diarrhea

August 17th, 2012|

Dear EndoMune subscribers, It is summertime and that often means going on a vacation. This newsletter will give you some tips on how to avoid a common gastrointestinal illness while traveling. During the peak travel seasons, we are bombarded by

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More And More Research Affirms The Benefits Of Healthy Bacteria

August 17th, 2012|

They Shape Our Lives From Birth To Death Dear EndoMune subscribers, This month's newsletter looks at some of the recent research on the positive effects healthy bacteria can have on the digestive system. When I went into medicine, we spent

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