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Probiotic Use is a Link Between Brain Fogginess, Severe Bloating

Probiotic Use is a Link Between Brain Fogginess, Severe Bloating

Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating, investigators report. In a published study of 30 patients, the 22 who reported problems like confusion and difficulty concentrating, in addition to their gas and bloating, were all taking probiotics, some several varieties. When investigators looked further, they found large colonies of bacteria breeding in the patients’ small intestines, and high levels…

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The Type of Probiotic That May Reverse Depression

The Type of Probiotic That May Reverse Depression

The probiotic buffered the body against the damaging effects of stress. Depression has been reversed in mice by feeding them probiotic bacteria, new research reports. Lactobacillus is a type of ‘good’ bacteria found in yogurt, among other foods. The role of the gut microbiome — the bacteria which live in our gut — has become a focus of research interest recently. Dr Alban Gaultier, who led the study, said: “The big hope for this kind of research is that we…

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Boost Bacteria to Bolster Your Brain

Boost Bacteria to Bolster Your Brain

How can boosting bacteria in your body improve your brain health? Called the “second brain” by leading scientists, a healthy balance of flora in the gut helps to determine whether you’ll have a great memory and a strong resistance to brain disease. And what happens in the gut plays a significant role in your brain health.  Restoring beneficial bacteria and some healthy yeasts in your intestines (yes, some yeasts are beneficial, just not the ones that cause yeast infections) can…

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The Natural Dietary Add-On Found To Treat Depression

The Natural Dietary Add-On Found To Treat Depression

64% of depression and anxiety patients saw reductions in their symptoms. Probiotics relieve the symptoms of depression, as well as helping with digestion problems, a new study finds. The research was carried out on people with irritable bowel syndrome who were also depressed. Twice as many reported improvements in depression symptoms if they took a specific probiotic. Dr Premysl Bercik, senior study author, said: “This study shows that consumption of a specific probiotic can improve both gut symptoms and psychological…

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9 Health Benefits of Kefir

9 Health Benefits of Kefir

Kefir is all the rage in the natural health community. It is high in nutrients and probiotics, and is incredibly beneficial for digestion and gut health. Many people consider it to be a healthier and more powerful version of yogurt. Here are 9 health benefits of kefir that are supported by research. 1. Kefir is a Fantastic Source of Many Nutrients Kefir is a fermented drink, traditionally made using cow’s milk or goat’s milk. It is made by adding kefir…

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The Surprising Food that Aids Allergy Sufferers

The Surprising Food that Aids Allergy Sufferers

When I ask “what surprising food aids allergy sufferers?” you may think of green tea or some other food that is well-known for its immune-balancing effects, but you probably don’t think of sauerkraut when the runny nose and itchy eyes of allergy season strike. But a growing body of shows that maybe you should enjoy naturally-fermented sauerkraut on a regular basis, particularly before and during allergy season. Research in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports found that probiotic-rich foods like…

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Are Prebiotics the Stress Reliever You Never Heard Of?

Are Prebiotics the Stress Reliever You Never Heard Of?

Before you spend another night tossing and turning from stress, a new study shows that the secret to peaceful Z’s starts with what you’re eating. There are traditional methods for coping with stress, from relaxing in the tub to keeping a bullet journal, but according to the newest study, an effective way to bounce back from stress is to get your fill of foods rich in prebiotics. While probiotics—those friendly gut bugs—are often lauded for their digestive benefits, prebiotics are…

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How Probiotics Can Be Good for Your Brain

How Probiotics Can Be Good for Your Brain

Did you know that there are roughly 40 trillion bacteria living in and on you? Most of these bacteria reside in your gut and don’t cause any health problems. In fact, scientists have begun to realize that these bacteria are essential for your physical health. Now compelling new research has found these bacteria may also be beneficial for your brain and mental health. This article explains how your brain is affected by gut bacteria and the role probiotics may play….

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Does Your Gut Bacteria Affect Weight Loss? Simplifying The Science

Does Your Gut Bacteria Affect Weight Loss? Simplifying The Science

Researchers have learnt so much about our gut bacteria in the last decade. The potential effects they have on health is quite extraordinary. Some suspect they may have a strong influence on metabolic diseases, including obesity. This article looks at how gut bacteria may affect weight, as well as what you can do about it. The potential effects they have on health is quite extraordinary. Some suspect they may have a strong influence on metabolic diseases, including obesity. This article…

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7 Foods to Boost Your Good Gut Bacteria (That Aren’t Yogurt)

7 Foods to Boost Your Good Gut Bacteria (That Aren’t Yogurt)

One of the most astonishing recent health discoveries is how much our gut microbiome impacts our health. But when it comes to growing good gut bacteria you have plenty of delicious probiotic foods to choose from. By Charlotte Hilton Andersen Cold potatoes Cold potatoes—that is, taters that have been washed, cooked, and cooled—are one of the best sources of resistant starch. Resistant starch is a prebiotic, a type of indigestible carbohydrate that acts like food for gut bacteria, encouraging the…

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