Tag: gut health

Breastfeeding Promotes Growth of Beneficial Bacteria in Gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child’s gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and the University of Copenhagen. The study shows that breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial lactic acid bacteria in…

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Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

by Dr. Kelly Brogan Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of the microbiome in mental…

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New Finding Adds To Growing Evidence That Intestinal Bacteria Is Directly Linked To Disease

By Karen Foster There’s no doubt about it, bacteria keep us alive. They’re thought to encode more than 3 million genes in the body, and this complexity of bugs may also be responsible for immune dysfunction that begins with a “failure to communicate” in the human gut, scientists say. Researchers have linked a species of…

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