Category Archives: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Why fasting bolsters brain power: Mark Mattson at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity

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Is fasting a free health fix – or is it just a fad? | Life and style | The Guardian

Restricting the amount you eat is said to fight disease, extend lifespan and improve wellbeing. As well as dieters, people with diabetes and MS could benefit Source: Is fasting a free health fix – or is it just a fad? … Continue reading

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Gut Bacteria swap is alternative to Gastric Bypass Surgery

A bacterial cocktail could soon offer a knifeless alternative to gastric bypass surgery. The gastric bypass limits a person’s food intake by, in effect, reducing the size of the stomach – often to the size of a walnut. The procedure … Continue reading

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Abnormal gut bacteria linked to severe malnutrition

There’s more to malnutrition than poor diet. Two complementary studies suggest that microbes have an important role to play in both the onset and treatment of a poorly understood form of malnutrition called kwashiorkor. Malnutrition, the leading cause of death … Continue reading

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Milk fats – clue to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Concentrated milk fats, a common ingredient of processed foods and confectionery, trigger blooms of otherwise rare gut bacteria in mice that may contribute to inflammatory gut diseases. The discovery coincides with release of the “microbiome” – the most comprehensive census … 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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Michael Mosley on intermittent Fasting

Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered. I’d always thought of fasting as something unpleasant, with no … Continue reading

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