An Allergy Preventive Diet

An Allergy Preventive Diet Why do we need an allergy prevention diet? Because in recent years, we have seen both food and seasonal allergies dramatically increase in adults. Allergies are an indication of gut health, and may be a sign of internal inflammation. They...

Maternal Diet, Lifestyle Affects Baby via Breast Milk

Maternal Diet, Lifestyle Affects Baby via Breast Milk (Source) Breast milk is considered to be the most appropriate nutrition for newborn babies and young infants. New data show that maternal diet, lifestyle affects baby via breast milk. Breast milk participates in...

Gut Microbes Alter Glucose Response, Highly Individual

Gut Microbes Alter Glucose Response, Highly Individual (Source) Which is more likely to raise blood sugar levels: sushi or ice cream? According to a Weizmann Institute of Science study reported in the November 2015 issue of the journal Cell, the answer varies from one...

Mycotoxins Contaminate 10 Food Staples

Mycotoxins Contaminate 10 Food Staples (Source) Fungi produce secondary metabolites called mycotoxins. Mycotoxins were discovered in 1962 in London, England, when a peanut ground meal was found to have caused approximately 100,000 turkey deaths. Metabolites from the...

Christmas Shift

Christmas Shift As we all know, the holidays – particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas – are a notorious time for over-indulgence. Great meals, holiday parties, and an overabundance of sugary treats are readily available during this time of year. These can...

UNFRIENDLY Gut Flora from GMO food

UNFRIENDLY Gut Flora from GMO food (Source) Two studies published in the past six months reveal a disturbing finding: glyphosate-based herbicides such as Roundup appear to suppress the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, leading to the overgrowth of extremely...

Newborn Probiotics May Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Newborn Probiotics May Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk (Source) Association was only found in those with the highest genetic risk of the disease. Adding probiotics — good bacteria — to an infant’s feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of...

Carnitine Supplements: Good or Bad for You?

Carnitine Supplements: Good or Bad for You? (Source) You may have seen recent media reports about a scientific study suggesting that carnitine could be linked to heart disease. Carnitine – found in red meat, poultry, and fish and also available as a dietary supplement...

Gut Bacteria to Block Type 1 Diabetes Progression

Using Gut Bacteria to Block Type 1 Diabetes Progression (Source) “Our findings suggest potential strategies for using normal gut bacteria to block progression of insulin-dependent diabetes in kids who have high genetic risk,” says principal investigator...

All About Insulin!

All About Insulin Health-e-Solutions comment: This excerpt from an excellent article writer Michelle A. Cissell, Ph.D., All About Insulin gives a brief history of the discovery and development of insulin in its current multi-varied forms. We agree with her comment,...

$10 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research

$10 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research (Source) Sean Parker gave $600 million to a foundation with his name on it the summer or 2015 and $24 million December 0f 2014 to establish an allergy research center, also bearing his name. He gave $10 million toward a...

Reduced Early Pathogen Exposure Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Rise

Reduced Early Pathogen Exposure Linked to Type 1 Diabetes Rise (Source) The as yet unexplained global rise in type 1 diabetes may be linked to reduced early pathogen exposure. The findings, collating data from three major international studies and presented at the...

Babies and Beneficial Bacteria

(Source) As soon as many couples decide they want to try to conceive a baby, they begin a careful planning process that includes making many decisions.  Choosing names, where to have the baby, colors to decorate the nursery, and the list goes on and on. It should also...

Hand Washing Dishes Trumps Dishwasher

Hand Washing Dishes Trumps Dishwasher (Source) In spite of what you might have been told by your parents about cleanliness being a supreme virtue, science lately has been revealing reasons to dial down the fastidious. It turns out that if you have kids, too much...

Leafy Greens Influence Gene Expression

Leafy Greens Influence Gene Expression (Source) Leafy greens and crucifers help express digestive genes that boost our innate immune response … Our innate immune system is truly amazing in its complexity and ability to continually adapt to an ever changing environment...

The Next Time You Buy Lemons – Freeze Them!

(Source) Health-e-Tip on Lemons A natural cross between limes and citrons, the plant-derived lemons is one of America’s widely consumed tropical fruits and has been a major food crop in Florida ever since the 16th century. These bright yellow and thin-skinned are...

Probiotics Decrease Inflammation

Probiotics Decrease Inflammation (Source) Probiotics Decrease Inflammation – A doctor of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) once said that “disease begins in the gut.” Ayurvedic medicine also has a similar premise. Bad or sub-optimal digestion leads...

Leafy Greens Boost Immune Activity

(Source) Leafy greens are likely the number one food you can eat to regularly help improve your health. They’re filled with fiber along with crucial vitamins, minerals, and plant-based phytochemicals that may help protect you from almost every disease known. Immune...

Macrophage Activity, Inflammation and Obesity

This is difficult but informative research article on the role of obesity and macrophage activity (white blood cells) in inflammation. Depending upon how macrophages are activated, they can play a highly inflammatory role which can be destructive if sustained, or they...

Garlic Latest News

Garlic Latest News (Source) Garlic Latest News: For a small vegetable, garlic (Allium sativum) sure has a big, and well deserved, reputation. And although garlic may not always bring good luck, protect against evil, or ward off vampires, characteristics to which it...

8 Ways Microbes Can Save Us from Ourselves

(Source) Could bacteria and related microbes, widely believed to be a primary cause of disease, explain how we are capable of surviving through the self-created chemical nightmare of industrialized society? Environmental chemical exposures number in the tens of...

The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

(Source) Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented.  A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, antinutrients, lectins) are overcome in favor...

Gut Bacteria, Cholesterol Metabolism Linked

Gut Bacteria, Cholesterol Metabolism Linked (Source) Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, show that Gut Bacteria, Cholesterol Metabolism Linked. Gut bacteria are linked to lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes and...

‘Bad’ Gut Bacteria Helps Control Diabetes

‘Bad’ Gut Bacteria Helps Control Diabetes (Source) A stomach bacterium believed to cause health problems such as gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer may play a dual role by balancing the stomach’s ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose...

Early Infections Increased Celiac Disease Risk

Early Infections Increased Celiac Disease Risk (Source) Background Early Infections Increased Celiac Disease Risk. Celiac disease is defined as a ‘chronic small intestinal immune-mediated enteropathy precipitated by exposure to dietary gluten in genetically...