The Connection Between Gut Health and Hormones

The Connection Between Gut Health and Hormones

More than 1 billion women will experience menopause by 2025, 12% of the entire world population of 8 billion women. It is estimated that hot flashes and night sweats, common symptoms of menopause, will be experienced by approximately 75% of them. These, along with other conditions such as mood changes, anxiety, and depression, can significantly reduce a…

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…

Gut Bacteria May Not Recover For Over 6 Months After Antibiotics

Gut Bacteria May Not Recover For Over 6 Months After Antibiotics

The gut microbiome is essential in keeping our bodies healthy and functioning correctly. While many things can alter the balance of this miniature ecosystem, researchers have found a concerning link between gut bacteria and antibiotics. Since antibiotics kill both good and bad bacteria, the microbiome can be disrupted for up to 6 months after treatment. Of…

Gut Microbiome Plays Role In Autism, Study Finds

Gut Microbiome Plays Role In Autism, Study Finds

According to a new study, autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. (1) What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. It can cause varying levels of social, communication, and behavioral differences, which can cause severe challenges. However, many people with ASD are also considered “gifted.” Several conditions…

Household Chemicals And Gut Microbiome Connection

Household Chemicals And Gut Microbiome Connection

Your gastrointestinal tract is filled with bacteria, protozoa, viruses, and fungi called the “gut microbiome.” Although this sounds strange and even a little unhealthy, your gut¬†microbiome¬†lives throughout your intestinal tract to keep you healthy. Interestingly, a recent study has tied the health of the gut microbiome in children to common chemicals found in their homes….