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Probiotics may treat IBD via intestinal bacteria

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been one of the most frustrating conditions for gastroenterologists and their patients to treat, as this disorder—connected to a chronic immune response or inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract—requires lifelong treatment and has no cure. The good news: Probiotics may have more value in treating forms and symptoms of IBD than

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Gut bacteria can change very quickly

If you read our blog regularly, you appreciate how good gut health, supported by taking a multi-species probiotic, affects the overall quality of your bodily health, from lowering your blood pressure to obesity. However, an important part of treating any health condition is knowing how long it will take before your health returns to normal.

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A probiotic every day keeps listeria away!

The norovirus isn’t the only infectious disease sneaking up to harm the health of unsuspecting Americans. Over the past six months, America’s once safe food supply—from whole foods including plums, peaches and nectarines to processed foods like bagged salads, cheeses, salsa, peanut butter, fruit pies, hummus and pre-packaged meals—has been plagued by the harmful foodborne

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12 simple steps to lower your blood pressure safely

Have you been seeking alternatives to medicines to lower your blood pressure? Hypertension is a very common medical problem, and there are very effective medications available to treat elevated blood pressure, but most people would prefer to avoid taking prescription drugs whenever possible. A recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology study discovered an

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Avoid the norovirus on your cruise by taking a probiotic

You’ve spent a lot of time and effort saving up for that once-in-a lifetime vacation: a leisurely cruise taking you and your loved ones across the ocean to some exotic locale. Then, you get “that” call from one of your fellow travelers warning you about the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas ship disaster last

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How can white bread be healthy? It’s all about your gut!

In a recent blog post, we discussed how the human body can experience measurable health benefits by eating dark chocolate that interacts with Bifidobacterium in the gut to produce anti-inflammatory compounds. The trick about deriving nutritional benefits from dark chocolate hinges on eating bitter-tasting brands that are minimally processed. A recent study published in the

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