Category Archives: Breast Feeding

Cheap vitamin D ‘would boost health’

Greater access to cheap vitamin D supplements would improve the health of at-risk groups, experts say. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) says up to 25% of UK children are vitamin D deficient, leading to a rise … Continue reading

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Autism & Gut Bacteria

Children with autism appear to have a characteristic chemical signature in their urine which might form the basis of an early diagnostic test for the condition. The finding also adds weight the hypothesis that substances released by gut bacteria are … Continue reading

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Breast feeding develops Babies gut flora

A new University of Illinois study shows that human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO, produce short-chain fatty acids that feed a beneficial microbial population in the infant gut. Not only that, the bacterial composition adjusts as the baby grows older and … Continue reading

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How to look after your Gut Flora

How to look after your Gut Flora: 1. Eat a varied diet and your gut flora will thrive. 2. Be careful with antibiotics, because they knock out good bacteria as well as bad ones: The lumen of the gastrointestinal tract … Continue reading

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Start strengthening Immunity while Young

What better way to engineer the perfect immune system than to start from scratch?  While you can’t do that for yourself, you can with your children. In the womb, babies automatically share their mother’s antibodies, which cross the placenta. This … Continue reading

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