As retailers target a wider market, more people are discovering probiotics. Should everyone be consuming probiotics in some form? Or have marketing whizzes overplayed their value? Good questions. Much of the research in the sector deals with effect of probiotics on disorders. Still, many … [Read more...] about Probiotics: Help or Hype for Healthy people?
By Josh Baisley, B.Sc., Director of Clinical Trials, Nutrasource Obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) ≥30kg/m2, continues to be an important health issue globally, as it is a major risk factor for several diseases, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, coronary heart disease, … [Read more...] about Fat-fighting microbes? Prove it with a robust study design.
It’s so easy to throw a ribbon on a box of candy or bottle of booze and call it your very merry holiday offering. Resist the ordinary. This year, invest your resources in gifts that will actually improve the health of those you care about (even though your annoying co-worker still … [Read more...] about Holiday Cheers for Probiotics
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 … [Read more...] about Time to Consider Probiotics for Burn Patients
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 … [Read more...] about In Colon Cancer, Probiotics Pay It Forward
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 … [Read more...] about WANTED: Probiotics, Dead or Alive