Exhausted immune cells linked to IBS
For the first time, researchers have discovered that a specific form of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with exhaustion of the immune system. The research focused on patients with various types of irritable bowel disease, following followed them for a year and comparing blood samples. Patients were studied both when they experienced symptoms, and […]June, 2017Read more
Should bioactives have safe level guidelines?
While bioactive nutrients—like those found in fruits, veggies, tea, and cocoa—have been praised as a source of good health, professionals are calling for safe level guidelines to regulate them. A team of researchers at the University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) want public health officials to recommend maximum intake levels […]June, 2017Read more
Help patients prevent prostate cancer with these foods
According to new research from The University of Texas at Austin, several natural compounds in food could thwart the growth of prostate cancer. These include apple peels, turmeric, and red grapes. Researchers used a new analytical approach to screen several plant-based chemicals, rather than testing a single agent. They found that together, a variety of […]June, 2017Read more
Are cardiologists really knowledgeable about nutrition?
While nutrition is one of the core foundations of cardiovascular health and its risk reduction guidelines, little is known about whether professionals in this field have a firm grasp of it. A recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine determined that they do not. Researchers looked at the educational experiences, attitudes, and practices […]June, 2017Read more
Can probiotics help with depression?
Probiotics could be the answer to depression, says research from McMaster University. The study, published in the medical journal Gastroenterology, found that twice as many adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) found that their co-existing depression improved when they took a specific probiotic. This provides further evidence for the link between the brain and the gut. […]June, 2017Read more
The gut-brain connection: what role do intestinal bacteria play
A new study suggests that bacteria in the gut may influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels—and may be responsible for malformations that can lead to stroke and epilepsy. Published in Nature, the research adds to an emerging dialogue that connects disorders of the nervous system to intestinal microbes. Funded by the National Institute […]June, 2017Read more
Cannabis: anti-aging remedy for the brain?
A new study out of the University of Bonn and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem suggests that Cannabis can increase memory performance in aging individuals. Researchers found that old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment of a cannabis active ingredient. This could have wonderful implications […]June, 2017Read more
Dry needling: more effective for pain relief than cortisone?
A 2017 study out of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy suggests that dry needling could provide an alternative for cortisone injections in pain treatment. According to the study, dry needling, a technique that uses thin filament needles to penetrate the skin and stimulate the trigger points of pain, could be used in […]May, 2017Read more
Is a common protein the key to fighting pancreatic cancer?
New research out of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) offers new hope in the fight against one of the most lethal forms of cancer. Studies in mice with the KRAS mutation, which is present in 90 per cent of pancreatic cancer patients, indicate that expressing only half the […]May, 2017Read more
New hope for gluten-sensitive patients
According to research presented at Digestive Disease Week 2017, an enzyme known as aspergillus niger-derived prolyl endoprotease (AN-PEP) could offer relief from gluten sensitivity. Researchers found that by taking an enzyme tablet while consuming gluten-filled foods, patients can prevent a significant amount of the allergen from entering the small intestine. This finding could allow gluten-sensitive […]May, 2017Read more