Could the Location of Your Food Be Harming Your Gut Health?

Could the Location of Your Food Be Harming Your Gut Health?

When most people think of bacteria, they think of harmful diseases. But some bacteria are actually vital to our health. We live with trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms in our gut, which we call our microbiome. Without these microorganisms, our health would be unbalanced. They help digest food, support immune functions, and even…

The Role Of Probiotics In Gut Health For Babies And Children

The Role Of Probiotics In Gut Health For Babies And Children

Healthcare professionals are recognizing the important tie between probiotics and gut health. In fact, research regarding probiotics for newborns and children is proving to be quite intriguing. A perfect example is Edward-Elmhurst Health where hospital-specific products are used for some high-risk infants in Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). However, even over-the-counter probiotics offer benefits in…

Could Prebiotics Snacks Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria In Obesity?

Could Prebiotics Snacks Boost Healthy Gut Bacteria In Obesity?

Our gut contains archaebacteria, viruses, and fungi that are collectively known as the “gut microbiota.” Microbiota affects both our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, diets high in fat and lacking in dietary plant fibers fail to keep our microbiota well-fed. Because a healthy microbiota can help fend off a long list of conditions including cardiovascular…

Stress Can Turn Hair Gray — And It’s Reversible, Researchers Find

Stress Can Turn Hair Gray — And It’s Reversible, Researchers Find

As we get older our hair turns gray. Pigment cells in our follicles gradually die off and contain less melanin (responsible for producing the pigmentation in our hair, skin, and eyes) meaning our hair turns gray or white. Depending on genetics or lifestyle, greying can happen anywhere from your 20s upward. But it is not…

PCOS and IBS: Could These Two Conditions Be Linked?
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PCOS and IBS: Could These Two Conditions Be Linked?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are both common health conditions in the United States. PCOS is related to the production of abnormal levels of hormones, while IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder causing various symptoms including stomach pain and diarrhea. However, it is now believed the two conditions could be linked. Here are the…

New Study Shows Stronger Link Between Processed Red Meat and Heart Disease

New Study Shows Stronger Link Between Processed Red Meat and Heart Disease

For many years now, scientific research has suggested a link between red meat intake and heart disease. This correlates with the American Heart Association urging people to limit the amount of red meat consumed, pointing toward a healthier diet of poultry, fish, and beans. (1)  What Is Red Meat? Red meat is usually one of…