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Artificial sweeteners trigger changes that can lead to diabetes, weight gain

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014

Gut bacteria, artificial sweeteners and glucose intolerance

A new study reveals that certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners… 1,286 more words


Kefir and diabetes

Kefir and diabetes

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Terry Chattsworth reblogged this on Getting Healthier Now and commented:

Readers of GHN will appreciate another interesting blog post (see below my entry) about kefir, gut flora, and metabolic issues. Taking a look on Pubmed's site, I'm reading more and more studies suggesting kefir can make a difference Kefir can be found in most grocery stores. It's also extremely cheap and easy to make your own kefir at home, in a jar on the kitchen counter, in 12 hours or so. Some people buy their "grains" online, others share them in groups. All you need is a mason jar and a plastic strainer, to separate the grains from the kefir before every batch is ready to drink. The beauty of it is the grains just keep getting larger as you make more ferments, so you can share them with friends, or eat them on their own for a probiotic superfood. If you're interested in learning more about the connection between GI health and glucose control, here's a new group on Facebook. Just keep in mind if you're diabetic, it's important to speak to your doctor before making any adjustments to your treatment plan. Chances are they'll suggest paying closer attention to readings during any dietary changes. Now, here's the article that caught my attention, reblogged from another Wordpress site. Enjoy!  

Gut microbes determine how well the flu vaccine works

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014

Annual flu epidemics cause millions of cases of severe illness and up to half a million deaths every year around the world, despite widespread vaccination programs. 427 more words

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Seven Foods to Supercharge Your Gut Bacteria

Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. 886 more words

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Probiotics are crucial to your health

I came across this great article written by Dr Mercola on healthy gut flora.

How many of us suffer from this debilitating disorder and may not even know it. 1,532 more words


Why do infants get sick so often?

10 AUG 2012

University of Michigan Health System researchers reveal cell signaling prevents the growth of essential immune cells

Newborns and infants are more prone to viral infections. 483 more words

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