Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. More than 2.5 million people worldwide live with MS. Women are nearly three times as likely to suffer and it is most common in North America and Europe. This article relates how researchers are … [Read more...] about A Role for Probiotics in Multiple Sclerosis?
For a microorganism to be considered probiotic, it must, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) be “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Now a new paper has translated this … [Read more...] about Criteria to ensure the proper use of the word probiotic
Clinical studies supporting beneficial characteristics of microbes are mandatory for establishing relevant use of probiotics in target populations. A new study investigated which clinical studies with probiotics have been registered and where, and if the design, characteristics and quality of the … [Read more...] about Must-read: Global analysis of clinical trials with probiotics
Gut microbes may offer clues to a potentially devastating and confounding disorder named autism. Whereas the causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unclear, genetic anomalies, nutritional deficiencies, toxins and infections are suspected. Now scientists are looking more closely at gut … [Read more...] about Probiotics Seed Hope in Autism
Summertime and the living should be easy. But with pools, camps and playgrounds mostly closed due to COVID-19, kids are restless. While this year is tough on all of us, small surprises like icy popsicles may ease the heat and stress. Also, popsicles made with kombucha, kefir and yogurt may … [Read more...] about Chill Out with Popsicles
A widely viewed television program named “60 Minutes” recently posed the question “Do Probiotics Actually Do Anything?” Be sure to watch the 13 minute piece which aired on June 28, 2020 here. IPA with its Scientific Committee immediately addressed the concerns and inconsistencies in the segment. … [Read more...] about IPA Responds to “60 Minutes” Video