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Gut Bacteria Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

stomachDon’t overlook the bacteria in our gut. They can be very telling about our health.

Finnish scientists found that Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts.

“Our most important observation was that patients with Parkinson’s have much less bacteria from the Prevotellaceae family; unlike the control group, practically no one in the patient group had a large quantity of bacteria from this family,” said Filip Scheperjans, neurologist at the University of Helsinki Continue reading

 

How to Heal Mood Imbalances Naturally

by Dr. Amy Myers

Amy MyersConventional medicine views the body in terms of distinct systems, and therefore often sees the mind as independent from the rest of the body. As a consequence, those who struggle with mood imbalances assume that treating their body will have no effect on their mental health.

Common mood imbalances that I see in my clinic are mood
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Yogurt Protects Against Heavy Metal Poisoning

Yogurt has been known as a great source of probiotic, the “good” bacteria for the health of our digestive tract.

 

An exciting study by Canadian scientists reveals that probiotic yogurt reduces the uptake of certain heavy metals and environmental toxins by up to 78% in pregnant women.

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Detoxification is Personal

By Dr. Jeffrey Bland

 

We humans live in a less than perfect environment.

 

We are exposed to a range of toxic substances in the air, in our water and food, often in the materials that shelter us, from intestinal bacteria and cellular metabolism. That is why our bodies Continue reading

 

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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