There may not be an “x” in eczema, but extreme itching and inflammation spell out this painful disease most common in infants and children. Quick review: Eczema is an allergic response to foreign substances, often food; it falls under the medical umbrella of atopic dermatitis, along with asthma. … [Read more...] about Preventing Eczema by Changing Your Microbes
In a Nutrasource blog, IPA's Executive Director George Paraskevakos offered insight into the commerce and science of probiotics. The Future of Probiotics from the International Probiotics Association is a provocative Q&A covering many key issues facing the arena today. Nutrasource … [Read more...] about George Paraskevakos on Future of Probiotic Industry
If you’re already plotting your baby’s admission into Harvard, don’t neglect her microbes. Gut microbiota may be your child’s best teacher. A little background: 100 trillion microbes share your body. Their move-in date is now thought to have begun when you were under construction in the womb. … [Read more...] about Microbes Impact Brain Development in Infants
As we age, tears fall less often. Do we become world-weary, jaded? Perhaps, but the most common reason actually has a name in the medical lexicon: Dry Eyes Syndrome (DES). Modern life can cause dry eyes: airplanes, air conditioners and computer screens are big culprits. Yet several groups are … [Read more...] about Dry Eyes Syndrome: Could Probiotics be One Solution?
IPA inSight stretches out the summer with the coolest 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 … [Read more...] about IPA inSight for Hot August Nights
Since the first human soared into space in 1961, more than 500 others have followed. Only the healthiest of humans pass the mental and physical bars to become astronauts. Observing an astronaut arrive back on earth—most often carried on a gurney because of the effects of prolonged … [Read more...] about Microbes of Female Astronauts Figure in Space Travel