Category Archives: stomach

One in 25 Patients Gets Hospital Infection: CDC

Patients seeking care or treatment in hospitals beware: you could be exposed to infections there.

 

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that about one in 25 U.S. patients has at least one infection contracted during their hospital care, adding up to about 722,000 infections in 2011.

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Feeding Your Gut

Are you properly nourishing the helpful microbes in your gut?

 

On the one hand, if you are following a healthy diet and having some yogurt or probiotics, then you could be fostering better health for your digestive system.

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Good Gut Bacteria Help Fight Infection

Professor Sarkis Mazmanian

Not all bacteria are our enemies. Many bacteria living inside our bodies are actually helping to keep us healthy.

 

A new study by Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering Sarkis Mazmanian and his team found that beneficial bacteria could prepare the immune cells in our blood to fight infections from harmful bacteria.

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How Gut Bacteria Help You Digest Fiber

A lot has been said about the health benefits of dietary fiber. But how do we metabolize dietary fiber?

 

Researchers from the U.S., UK, Canada and Sweden have begun to uncover how our gut bacteria metabolize the complex dietary carbohydrates found in fruits and vegetables.

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Dr. Galland Video: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

World leading pioneer in integrated medicine, Dr. Leo Galland, presented this lecture at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Cornell University Medical School.

 

In Chapter 1 of this eight part video series, Dr. Galland explores the role of diet in inflammatory bowel disease.

 

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The Hoffman Ulcer Diet

By Dr. Ronald Hoffman

 

Peptic ulcers are sores found in the lining of your stomach or of your duodenum, the upper portion of your small intestine.

 

Ulceration occurs when the stomach’s or duodenum’s mucosal lining Continue reading