Time to Consider Probiotics for Burn Patients

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

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Painful burns in children are gut-wrenching, in more ways than one. As the third leading cause of death in children behind car accidents and drowning, burns can devastate the gut microflora which may lead to sepsis and organ failure. Enhancing immunity and preventing bacterial invasion from the gut has been a goal. Tube feedings enriched with glutamine and omega-3 fatty … Read More

Probiotics Sweeten Outcomes for Type 2 Diabetics

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

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Diabetes causes about 1.5 million deaths worldwide according to the World Health Organization. And a host of other threats—amputations, kidney failure, heart disease, vision problems and depression—await those living with diabetes. Most diabetics weren’t born with faulty blood sugar control. Nearly 90% have Type 2 diabetes or T2DM, a condition resulting from impaired insulin production and insulin resistance. Lifestyle factors—exercise … Read More

In Two-Thirds of Patients, Meds for Stomach Acids Overused

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

Just a few decades ago, a nip of baking soda was all you used for annoying stomach acids. Today, a multi-billion dollar industry hawks antacids, histamine (H2) blockers, and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) across vast shelves in drugstores,  supermarkets and warehouse stores. Snake oil or wonder drugs? Clearly, these popular remedies are effective at neutralizing stomach acids. If acid backwash coats the esophagus too often … Read More

In Colon Cancer, Probiotics Pay It Forward

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

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Why are rates of colon cancer (CRC) rising across the globe? Much blame goes to the “Western diet” with its red meat, processed foods and low fiber content, a deadly menu now exported into the remotest regions of the earth. Of course, our “Western medicine” via colonoscopy can find polyps and laser them out before cancer takes hold; prevention of … Read More

After a Bumper Crop, Ferment Those Vegetables for Probiotic Goodies

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

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Vegetables are the hard-working heroes on the menu. Loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and more, vegetables can do no wrong. Unless of course if they are dosed in pesticides while growing. Or when deep-fried or slathered in butter: French fries are the most popular vegetable in America! Respect the pure goodness in vegetables. Eat them raw, steamed, or … Read More

IPA inSight for Cool September Days

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IPA inSight heads into September with the best of probiotic news. Enjoy IPA original content, curated buzz from the popular media, and breakthrough research results as well as alerts on engaging events, past and future. Think of us as your one-stop culture club; just a few minutes of your time will grow big benefits. Sign-up now at the bottom of the IPA home page to receive your IPA inSight newsletter each … Read More

WANTED: Probiotics, Dead or Alive

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

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Much is made of the surviving numbers of live bacteria reaching our guts, whether through food or supplements. Yes,  live probiotics taking seed and growing into vigorous colonies promise to be good neighbors across the spectrum of health for humans. But much like a life well-lived, good things can follow in the wake of even dead probiotics. Metabolites alone can … Read More

In Obesity, Prebiotics Put the Complex in Carbohydrates

Guest BloggerFrom The Gut

Obesity and its prime bedfellows (diabetes and heart disease) are epidemic. Obviously a calorie is not always just a calorie. In recent decades, science has been moving fast to discover links to microbes. Enough evidence now shows that the microbiota is different in obese and normal weight people though the details are hazy. Alert the media! Prebiotics or indigestible complex … Read More