Gut health – Gut Training http://gut-training.com/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 09:56:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gut-training.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Gut health – Gut Training http://gut-training.com/ 32 32 The little killer in your gut – Health News https://gut-training.com/the-little-killer-in-your-gut-health-news/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 07:10:26 +0000 https://gut-training.com/the-little-killer-in-your-gut-health-news/ The world’s lightest arms race could be taking place right now in your belly. One of the world’s most dangerous superbugs is rampant in Perth hospitals, but you’ve probably never heard of it. Clostridioides difficile (also known as C difference.) is a bacteria that loves your gut. So much so that it infects almost all […]]]>

The world’s lightest arms race could be taking place right now in your belly.

One of the world’s most dangerous superbugs is rampant in Perth hospitals, but you’ve probably never heard of it.

Clostridioides difficile (also known as C difference.) is a bacteria that loves your gut. So much so that it infects almost all newborns. The current reasoning for this phenomenon is that newborn babies most likely have “sterile” guts which means C difference. has no competition. The bacterium comes into contact with a newborn via environmental contamination. About 70% of infants have it in their gutthen eject it after the first 2 years.

C difference. can affect anyone, not just babies. Although infants are thought to be immune to its toxins because they do not yet have the cell receptors to which the toxin binds, adults are not so lucky. But if you were infected as a child, you will fare better against the bacteria as an adult.

When illness or antibiotics reduce our normal intestinal flora, C difference. come to call. It can cause an infection of the large intestine, with symptoms of the disease ranging from diarrhea, pain, fever and even death.

THE LAUGHEST SPORE

Thanks to their endospores, C difference. infections are common and difficult to eradicate from hospitals. Endospores protect the bacterium from harsh conditions and low nutrient levels – much like a small bacterial spacesuit.

Tom Riley is a professor of public health at the University of Western Australia. He has devoted much of his career to understanding these superbugs.

“The [bacterial endospores] are very resistant to conventional disinfectants,” says Tom.

Besides being hard to kill, C difference. is gaining resistance to many conventional antibiotics. Half of the stumps of C difference. isolated from WA patients aged 1 to 4 years were resistant to an antibiotic. About 13% were resistant to multiple drugs.

DRUG-RESISTANT “SUPERBAGINES”

Antibiotics are essential for treating infections. But the our overconsumption of broad-spectrum antibiotics makes our guts vulnerable to infection.

“Antibiotics are more of a problem in terms of causing disease than curing it,” says Tom.

“If you have normal intestinal flora, you are not susceptible to infections.”

Cephalosporins are a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. They work by interfering with the penicillin-binding proteins of a bacterial cell. These proteins help glue cell walls together. Without them, the bacterial cell disintegrates and the bacteria dies.

Unfortunately, cephalosporins destroy the intestinal flora and are also associated with C difference. infection. With no other bacteria in the gut to compete with, C difference. can flourish. The wide use of cephalosporins because an antibiotic has changed where people are infected.

Tom says that 20 to 30 years ago most infections happened inside hospitals.

“Now most of the cases that come in are from outside the hospital,” Tom explains.

While some governments are trying to remove cephalosporins from livestock medicines, the damage has been done. Most strains of C difference.are inherently resistant to third-generation cephalosporins.

“It’s hard is listed in the [United States Centre for Disease Control] top five urgent threats to public health,” says Tom. “Australians haven’t quite realized that fact yet.”

So what can we do?

STOP THE SPREAD

Recent data suggests that fewer Australian GPs are prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics.

And while this new trend is welcomed, prescribing antibiotics remains a difficult habit to break. Antibiotics are one of the most important advances ever made in medicine. They are extremely useful in fighting most bacterial infections.

However, the World Health Organization not recommended taking antibiotics for colds and flu. This is because these are viral infections that antibiotics are not designed to treat.

According to Tom, we also need to stop using human antibiotics in livestock. It creates a breeding ground for zoonotic diseases (diseases that are passed from animals to humans).

We are in a arms race with superbugs. It’s not a fight we can ever completely win, but if we take the above measures, we hope we can avoid losing completely.

This article originally appeared on Particle. Read the original article.

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Constipation is the gut health problem 2 times more likely to affect women https://gut-training.com/constipation-is-the-gut-health-problem-2-times-more-likely-to-affect-women/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 05:41:14 +0000 https://gut-training.com/constipation-is-the-gut-health-problem-2-times-more-likely-to-affect-women/ It’s a reality dietitian Sophie Medlin seen regularly in his clinic. “While I still see a lot of men with constipation because it’s such a common problem, I see a lot more women with it,” she says. The problem isn’t due to biological differences, as there are no structural differences in the gut, Medlin says. […]]]>

It’s a reality dietitian Sophie Medlin seen regularly in his clinic. “While I still see a lot of men with constipation because it’s such a common problem, I see a lot more women with it,” she says.

The problem isn’t due to biological differences, as there are no structural differences in the gut, Medlin says. Instead, it’s about conditioning and lifestyle habits that mess up our frequency of toileting.

Why are women more constipated than men?

Given how intertwined our gut and brain are, our psychological and social conditioning has a huge and disturbing impact on our bowel habits, Medlin says. “There is a belief that as young children girls learn not to be smelly and dirty and they associate toileting habits with these traits which can become stressful for them.

“As women get older, there is a taboo about ‘going’ to certain places – for example, a new partner’s house or the office. This can often mean that they stop listening to the signals their body gives them to go poop and reduces the strength of those signals in the body, which means we can poop less often.

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Constipation is twice as likely in women as in men

If that sounds familiar, so will the impact of stress. While “nervous pooping” is a phenomenon you may be more familiar with, many people find that they can’t go during times of worry or activity.

According to an article published in the Gastroenterol hepatology expert reviewthe epinephrine, a stress hormone, keeps blood flow away from our digestive system and can slow the movement of food through the intestine. Additionally, the body releases something called corticotrophin-releasing factor in the intestines, a hormone that slows down and inflames the intestines.

Toilet positioning is another issue for many women, according to Medlin. Ideally, we should be squatting to poop, bringing our knees up to our chest to massage our colon, but modern designs mean we don’t sit quite properly, especially women.

“Most women are too small to sit properly on the toilet in a way that actually allows their rectum to open up so they can pass stool in the easiest way possible,” says Medlin.

And then there are the gender differences in our diets. A decent fiber intake is necessary for our intestines to open regularly, and where is fiber most likely to be found? In carbohydrates – the same food group that has historically been reviled by a diet industry that targets women.

“Of course there are a lot of complexities there and some people who suffer from constipation eat a lot of these foods and still struggle. Often constipation can be part of IBS, in which case reducing fermentable carbs can really help. Other times it is due to rectile dysfunction often caused by traumatic childbirth – in these cases, which are relatively common, eating more fiber is likely to make the problem a bit worse,” says Medlin.

This is why it is always crucial to speak to your GP, as any change in stool can be a sign of other problems in your body.

Is constipation important?

For Meg*, a 26-year-old television worker, constipation has changed her life. “I have struggled for the past six years. I only poop once a week, then after about 3 weeks I have the worst stomach pains and end up having diarrhea for hours.

“It makes me so miserable – I hate trying on clothes that I can barely zip up when I’m bloated from not going for a few days. The pains often keep me from getting out and doing things I love, and I always worry that my friends think it’s just an excuse.

Meg says the doctor often gave her laxatives or told her she had IBS, but couldn’t find the root cause. “I couldn’t notice any patterns in my food, even after keeping a food diary, but I know it’s even worse when I’m stressed,” she says.

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Kiwis can help relieve constipation, says Sophie Medlin

This discomfort is one of the main side effects of constipation. The feeling of fullness or frustration of not being able to go should not be dismissed. “The major problem with constipation is that it leads to bloating and discomfort. Sometimes stool can put pressure on the nerves in the pelvis and lead to stomach, leg and back pain as well as bladder problems,” says Medlin.

“In terms of long-term health issues associated with constipation, it can lead to conditions such as diverticular disease and anal fissures, hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids and problems with the colon. It can also negatively affect the colon microbiome, which only makes your digestion worse.

How to relieve and avoid constipation

Use a stool

To counter high toilet seats that don’t make pooping easier, put your feet up on a stool when you’re on the toilet. “Make sure your knees are at 90 degrees so you can open your rectum effectively,” she says.

Eat poo-friendly foods

“Kiwis are associated with complete spontaneous evacuation, which is essentially a bowel movement that empties the colon, rather than feeling like you’re holding it in,” says Medlin. She suggests two a day for those who find it difficult to go.

“Chia seeds and chia pudding, in particular, are great ways to prevent and relieve constipation,” she adds. When the chia seeds are soaked, they absorb the water which creates the gelatinous consistency of the chia pudding. This water moves through the intestines to help loosen stools.

get rid of shame

If you’re not comfortable pooping in certain places and it’s keeping you from going when you need to, it’s time to ask yourself why. Damping your biological signals makes constipation worse.

Talk to your doctor

“Relieving constipation seems relatively easy when you know you can buy laxatives to do it. But if you find yourself buying laxatives long term, it is very important to talk to a doctor or dietician who can help you. It’s really important to research why you’re having constipation, especially if it’s new, because a change in your bowel habits can be a sign of something more concerning,” says Medlin.

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Improve Gut Health With Simple Lifestyle Habits | Local News https://gut-training.com/improve-gut-health-with-simple-lifestyle-habits-local-news/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/improve-gut-health-with-simple-lifestyle-habits-local-news/ Maintaining a healthy digestive system, or gut, could be the key to better health. When healthy, the gut absorbs nutrients from food, removes waste, communicates with the brain, and supports a healthy immune and nervous system. If the gut is unhealthy, it can cause digestive diseases that affect 60 to 70 million Americans according to […]]]>

Maintaining a healthy digestive system, or gut, could be the key to better health. When healthy, the gut absorbs nutrients from food, removes waste, communicates with the brain, and supports a healthy immune and nervous system. If the gut is unhealthy, it can cause digestive diseases that affect 60 to 70 million Americans according to the National Institute of Health.

Signs of an unhealthy gut include upset stomach, sudden weight gain or loss without lifestyle changes, disturbed sleep, and constant fatigue. If left untreated, an unhealthy gut can lead to chronic conditions, like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Optimal gut health is achieved when the bacteria inside the gastrointestinal tract, made up of the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, work together without causing discomfort.

“The topic of gut health is one that many people find confusing and intimidating,” said Dr. Carl Foulks Jr., board-certified gastroenterologist. “Fortunately, maintaining a healthy gut is simple and doable with good lifestyle choices.”

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Dr. Foulks recommends these lifestyle habits to maintain a healthy gut:

Consume probiotics: Eat probiotics from naturally fermented foods like yogurt and sauerkraut to help create a healthy balance of gut bacteria.

Eat well: Avoid highly processed foods and eat more fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and fiber like apples, broccoli, salmon and quinoa.

Regular exercise: Regular exercise can help improve gut health by increasing beneficial microbial species and helping to reduce stress.

Hydrate: Drinking enough water is a simple way to improve gut health and prevent constipation.

Reduce stress: Try walking, meditating, and spending time with loved ones to help reduce stress and decrease inflammation in the gut.

“You can have lasting effects on your lifespan by incorporating these gut-healthy behaviors into your daily routine. If worrying issues persist, it may be time to see a doctor,” Foulks said.

For more information on how to maintain a healthy gut or to find a gastroenterologist, visit LakeNormanMedicalGroup.com.

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Poor Gut Health May Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, LSU Researchers Say | Healthcare/Hospitals https://gut-training.com/poor-gut-health-may-raise-risk-of-alzheimers-disease-lsu-researchers-say-healthcare-hospitals/ Fri, 12 Aug 2022 22:21:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/poor-gut-health-may-raise-risk-of-alzheimers-disease-lsu-researchers-say-healthcare-hospitals/ To find out what happens in the brain with Alzheimer’s disease, LSU researchers are turning to the gut. According to a study published this summer in Frontiers in Neurology. Neurotoxin is a molecule called lipopolysaccharide, or LPS for short. Much previous research has shown its presence in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, although […]]]>

To find out what happens in the brain with Alzheimer’s disease, LSU researchers are turning to the gut. According to a study published this summer in Frontiers in Neurology.

Neurotoxin is a molecule called lipopolysaccharide, or LPS for short. Much previous research has shown its presence in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, although it is unclear how it achieves this. But once it arrives, it does a lot of damage.

“It may be the most inflammatory neurotoxin known,” said Walter Lukiw, one of the study authors and professor of neuroscience, neurology and ophthalmology at LSU Health School of Medicine. “It’s not supposed to be there.”

Lukiw and a team of researchers conducted an analysis of what is known about LPS and conducted research on human and animal brain cells.

“We added all the pieces together,” Lukiw said. “We made the connection that LPS makes a messenger molecule that goes from the gut to the brain to the bloodstream and then it does bad things to brain cells.”

The neurotoxin causes brain cells to shrink and they lose their ability to communicate with other neurons. The discovery has the potential to lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. The good news is that there is already a way to limit the neurotoxin: add more fiber to your diet.

“Toxins come from within us and they’re very diet-regulated,” Lukiw said.

The increase in fiber can control gut bacteria and prevent LPS formation. Gut bacteria are a good thing, but only if they are kept in balance.

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“They help digest our fiber, make us vitamins,” Lukiw said. “But they can also manufacture these toxins if they’re not kept in happy conditions. Ultimately, you need fiber in your diet.

Scientists have long studied the gut-brain connection, said Dr. Gregory Bix, director of the Center for Clinical Neuroscience Research at Tulane University. In the medical field, it is called the gut-brain axis.

“(The research) gives a lot of credence to ‘we are what we eat,'” said Bix, who was not involved in the study. “Our brain only works as well as the food we eat in it.”

The gut isn’t the only part of the digestive system that has implications for Alzheimer’s disease. Even your mouth is home to bacteria that can influence brain health, Bix said.

“We have bacteria that live below the gumline that, if you don’t take care of your teeth, can release similar types of toxins known to impact brain health and neuroinflammation,” Bix said.

Only about 5% of Americans get enough fiber in their diets, according to national surveys. The recommended intake is between 19 and 30 grams depending on age and gender. Dietary fiber is mainly found in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Changing your diet to include it is pretty easy, Lukiw said.

“My wife and I put chia seeds in our oatmeal every morning, and it seems to make us feel better,” Lukiw said.

Emily Woodruff covers public health for The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans lawyer.

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All the gut health hacks you need to manage IBS https://gut-training.com/all-the-gut-health-hacks-you-need-to-manage-ibs/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:32:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/all-the-gut-health-hacks-you-need-to-manage-ibs/ The New York Post may be compensated and/or receive an affiliate commission if you purchase through our links. First it was the delicious baked feta pasta. Then it was gorgeous, gorgeous girls drinking soup. And now TikTok has given us hot girls with IBS. The tag “Irritable Bowel Girl” now has 57.9 million posts on […]]]>

First it was the delicious baked feta pasta. Then it was gorgeous, gorgeous girls drinking soup. And now TikTok has given us hot girls with IBS.

The tag “Irritable Bowel Girl” now has 57.9 million posts on TikTok, raising awareness of an issue that is often pushed out of public conversation.

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a condition that affects the large intestine and can cause many unwanted symptoms, such as abdominal discomfort, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.

The New England Journal of Medicine noted that the disease affects both children and adults. However, approximately 2 out of 3 people with IBS are women. The disease is particularly frustrating for patients because there are very few effective treatments available.

Many influencers have taken to TikTok to spread awareness about the disease. Others add humor to an illness that defies modern conventions of modesty, cleanliness and femininity.

When Christine Olivo isn’t in the bathroom, she uses her TikTok to normalize the conversation surrounding toilets and bowel movements.

“I’ve had 99 problems and my constant stomach aches throughout my life are definitely one of them,” Olivo wrote in a post. Despite her suffering, the young woman refuses to stick to a strict diet and lets her condition control her social life. “Eating healthier doesn’t always mean better gut health,” she admitted.

As the somewhat mysterious disease begins to make its way into further research studies, nutritionists and gut health experts have come up with ways to alleviate some of the symptoms.

Chelsea McCallum, IBS dietitian and popular TikToker, frequently shares her dietary recommendations for people struggling with the condition.

The health guru warns his followers, “You don’t need expensive prescriptions, you don’t need expensive drugs.” Instead, she encourages IBS sufferers to try peppermint teas and oil, eat plant-rich diets, and consume more fermented foods.

Medical experts like Dr. Reza have also used social media to bring probiotics into the conversation, clearing up some misconceptions about the “good” and “bad” bugs living in our stomachs.

Prebiotic supplements outcompete healthy bacteria in your gut,” Dr. Reza said. “What you ultimately want to do is create the inclination towards those healthy bugs that you have to co-exist with, versus those pest bugs that are looking to get a foothold and make you sick.”

Although Dr. Reza warns that not everyone can completely solve their digestive problems with probiotics, it’s worth trying them along with other natural remedies.

If you’re one of the “Hot Girls with IBS,” maybe it’s time to cut out those spicy foods and put the caffeine aside. The New York Post has rounded up some of the best advice on products your belly will love. For best results, be sure to consult your doctor.

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Turmeric has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine and has recently been recognized as an alternative therapy for heartburn, inflammation and stomach ulcers. According Health Lineit has also been shown to improve digestive health.


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Magnesium helps increase the amount of water in the intestines, thus promoting bowel movements. The mineral can usually be obtained from a plant-rich diet. Unfortunately, stomach upset can lead to lower magnesium levelsso it’s not a bad idea to replace the levels with a daily dose.


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Besides the delicious smell, peppermint oil can probably help with symptoms irritable bowel syndrome, stomach cramps and bloating. A little is fine, so be sure to read the directions for proper dosage.


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While 100% pure peppermint oil is a bit overwhelming, this stomach-soothing tea alternative will still deliver the same effect. You know what they say. Two cups of peppermint tea a day will prevent bloating.


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Dessert for breakfast? Count on us. This is not your ordinary brownie. BelliWelli snacks are low in fodmaps, which are sugars that are not fully digestible and can produce gas. These fudge brownies are loaded with superfoods and probiotics, and loaded with healthy ingredients like oats, golden flax, teff, chia, and ginger.


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As seen on Shark Tank, these prebiotic Sodas are made from apple cider vinegar, one of the best kept digestive health secrets. These cans are almost too pretty to drink, but once you’ve taken a sip, you won’t be able to put them down. Oh, and they’re only 20 calories or less per box, which makes it tempting to kill the whole 6-pack.


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If all else fails and the pain persists, heating pads are a simple and inexpensive way to to relieve cramps and constipation. This ultra-soft waistband version has six heating settings and four timer modes from 30 to 120 minutes. The rave reviews on his simple device being “a game changer” for cramps.

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Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna swear by her. Influencers can’t get enough. Your stomach needs it. Kombucha is a type of tea that has undergone the process of fermentation, which gives it a powerful and somewhat bitter flavor. Studies reveal that it is both rich in antioxidants and a good source of probiotics.

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Add these fermented vegetables to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and you’ll be well on your way to healing your body from within. This starter pack comes from a small family business and features selections such as green tomatoes, red radishes, and mixed vegetables. One review notes, “Amazed me how delicious it all tasted.”


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Forget juice cures, broth baths take over. According Health Line, bone broth is made from gelatin which is not only easy to digest, but also aids in the digestion of other foods. Consuming bone broth is especially beneficial for those with leaky gut and IBS.


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How gut health can affect mental health issues https://gut-training.com/how-gut-health-can-affect-mental-health-issues/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 11:11:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/how-gut-health-can-affect-mental-health-issues/ We work in the field of integrative medicine and lifestyle, and over the years we have noticed that almost 80-90% of the cases that come to us have their roots deep in emotions. Whether it stems from childhood, relationships, marriage, divorce, repeated miscarriages or inability to conceive, teenage problems or low self-esteem, emotional health remains […]]]>

We work in the field of integrative medicine and lifestyle, and over the years we have noticed that almost 80-90% of the cases that come to us have their roots deep in emotions. Whether it stems from childhood, relationships, marriage, divorce, repeated miscarriages or inability to conceive, teenage problems or low self-esteem, emotional health remains a major obstacle to people’s health and recovery.

It doesn’t matter if a patient receives superfoods or supplements, has access to yoga experts or sleeping pills, without balanced emotional health, our body will never be able to respond to any of the treatments.

Thus, emotional well-being remains our essential pillar of well-being. Speaking of mental health, there’s no doubt that it’s on the decline. Despite access to technology, the internet, social media, and professionals in the field of wellness and medicine, people feel unhappy and empty. The reasons can be many, but the fact is that we cannot heal physically if we have not addressed the well-being of our mind. There is a complex link between emotions and physical health. This is a scientifically documented fact. Even medical journals and research articles prove the physical manifestations of deeply rooted emotions.

Symptomatic approach vs root cause approach

Most patients who come to us with mental and emotional health issues are often prescribed medication for symptoms they might be experiencing such as anxiety attacks, palpitations, sleep loss, low mood, etc. . Although medicine has an important role to play, an approach to mental well-being must also involve focusing on why the person feels a certain way. If the person lacks neurotransmitters, then why? Often people are slapped with drugs without focusing on lifestyle, and soon they need higher doses of drugs. It might make them feel better, but only symptomatically.

There is a huge divide in how mental health issues are addressed – the divide is treating our mind and body as two separate entities, when they are one. Here’s why:

Bad gut health

It’s rare for a medical professional to include gut health in the mental health equation, but even an eighth standard science textbook teaches us how the gut and the mind have a hand-in-hand partnership. In fact, our gut is called the second brain and a whole system of nerves called the enteric nervous system runs from the brain to the anus. Many of them have poor gut health and face issues like – constipation, acidity, low stomach acid, bloating, indigestion, food intolerances, leaky gut, SIBO, dysbiosis, etc. Eighty percent of serotonin (the same neurotransmitter found in pills like SSRIs) is produced in the gut. How can a malfunctioning intestine produce enough? Isn’t it then wise to evaluate the intestinal health of these patients?

Sedentary lifestyle

When we consult with our patients about emotional and mental well-being, we find that many of them lead sedentary lives. They don’t work out because they never wanted to, not realizing that even a walk in nature can help them feel better. It may sound simple, which is why people don’t try it because they feel they need complicated solutions to their problems. Movement and activities change your entire body chemistry. You feel a surge of endorphins and dopamine, which are feel-good hormones.

Vitamin deficiencies

Micronutrient deficiencies can also have a huge impact on how we view ourselves. We often see how vitamin D3 and vitamin B12 are the two most overlooked vitamins, not just for mental health, but for any condition. It is a basic requirement for your body to function optimally. By the time we put the patients on vitamin D3 and B12 supplements and increased their levels near the upper range, their symptoms began to improve.

Overexposure to information and distractions

Reducing time spent on social media would be my first prescription for anyone suffering from anxiety and depression. That’s not to say it’s the only thing you need to do to feel better, but it does have a huge role to play. We live in an age of overexposure to information and our minds weren’t designed to be so stimulated all the time. We are constantly bombarded with information. It slowly robs us of our peace and connection with our spirit. To stay connected with the outside world, we lose connection with ourselves.

In addition to this there are – nutrition, quality of sleep, external environment, relationships, childhood experiences and other factors that come into play in determining the mental health of an individual.

So, is the pill the only answer? They are important and we should use them when really needed under professional guidance. However, to truly heal, it is necessary to take a 360-degree approach to lifestyle change.

(Luke Coutinho, Holistic Nutrition and Lifestyle – Integrative Medicine and Lifestyle, Founder of You Care – All About YOU)

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New low-calorie sweetener may also improve gut health https://gut-training.com/new-low-calorie-sweetener-may-also-improve-gut-health/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 02:35:59 +0000 https://gut-training.com/new-low-calorie-sweetener-may-also-improve-gut-health/ From the wide variety of sodas, candies, and baked goods sold around the world, it’s clear that people love their sweet treats. But consuming too much white table sugar or artificial sweetener can lead to health issues. In search of a better sweetener, ACS researchers Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry now report a low-calorie […]]]>

From the wide variety of sodas, candies, and baked goods sold around the world, it’s clear that people love their sweet treats. But consuming too much white table sugar or artificial sweetener can lead to health issues. In search of a better sweetener, ACS researchers Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry now report a low-calorie mix that’s as sweet as table sugar and, in lab experiments, feeds “good” gut microbes.

Artificial sweeteners have exploded in popularity because they allow people to consume sweets without the calories. However, although they are considered safe for human consumption, animal and human studies suggest that some of them may stimulate appetite, leading to increased food intake and weight gain. , as well as other negative health effects. So, researchers have turned to studying low-calorie or extremely sweet substances from natural sources as possible substitutes. For example, galactooligosaccharides — found in mammalian milk — are low-calorie sugars with prebiotic activity that may be an energy source for beneficial gut microbes, but they’re not sweet enough to replace table sugar. Alternatively, extracts from the luo han guo fruit contain mogrosides – compounds 200 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar. But these extracts sometimes have unpleasant flavors, which can be eliminated with enzymes. So, F. Javier Moreno and his colleagues wanted to take advantage of the best aspects of both natural substances, using enzymes to modify mogrosides while simultaneously producing galactooligosaccharides for an entirely new low-calorie sweetener.

The researchers started with lactose and mogroside V (the main mogroside fruit in luo han guo). When they added β-galactosidases, the researchers obtained a mixture containing mainly galactooligosaccharides and a small amount of modified mogrosides. A trained sensory panel reported that the new combination had a similar sweetness to sucrose (table sugar), suggesting it may be acceptable to consumers. In test-tube experiments, the new sweetener increased levels of several beneficial human gut microbes, including Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacterial species. Additionally, the increase in metabolites produced by bacteria, such as acetate, propionate and butyrate, indicated that the mixture could potentially have a prebiotic effect on the gut microbiome. The researchers say the new sweetener shows promise in these early analyses, and their next step is to study the substance’s impact on human gut health more closely.

The authors acknowledge funding from Optibiotix Health Plc (York, UK), the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. One of the study authors is employed by Optibiotix Health Plc.

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Phage Combination May Improve Gut Health by Precisely Targeting IBD-Related Bugs https://gut-training.com/phage-combination-may-improve-gut-health-by-precisely-targeting-ibd-related-bugs/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 15:07:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/phage-combination-may-improve-gut-health-by-precisely-targeting-ibd-related-bugs/ The biodiversity of the human gut is significant: in addition to bacteria (the microbiome) and fungi (the mycobiome), the gut also contains hundreds of thousands of viruses called bacteriophages, which can infect bacteria. New data published in the journal Cell now presents the possibility of using phages to modulate the gut microbiome to improve health. […]]]>

The biodiversity of the human gut is significant: in addition to bacteria (the microbiome) and fungi (the mycobiome), the gut also contains hundreds of thousands of viruses called bacteriophages, which can infect bacteria.

New data published in the journal Cell now presents the possibility of using phages to modulate the gut microbiome to improve health.

Led by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, the new study analyzed the composition of the gut microbiota of 537 patients with IBD and found that these people tended to have more bacteria called Klebsiella pneumoniae(Kp). When they transplanted Kp into mice, the animals developed severe intestinal inflammation and tissue damage, suggesting that these Kp strains may contribute to the worsening of IBD.

The researchers then identified 40 phages that appear to be effective against IBD-contributing Kp strains and narrowed them down to a combination of five phages, each using a different receptor to enter bacteria and kill them through different mechanisms.

Even if bacteria mutate, making one of their receptors resistant, there will be safeguards, said Eran Elinav, director of the Department of Systems Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science and Microbiome & Cancer Division, German National Cancer Center (DKFZ) and corresponding author of the study. Effective cocktail design can prevent the formation and spread of phage-resistant bacteria, he added.

“To our knowledge, we are the first to use an orally-administered phage combination therapy against a disease-contributing gut commensal, while addressing the huge problem of phage resistance and treating a disease not transmissible”, said Dr Elinav.

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Gut health expert Dr. Mansi Shah launches functional medicine-based treatment for gut issues https://gut-training.com/gut-health-expert-dr-mansi-shah-launches-functional-medicine-based-treatment-for-gut-issues/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 21:15:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/gut-health-expert-dr-mansi-shah-launches-functional-medicine-based-treatment-for-gut-issues/ Dr Mansi Shah Dr. Mansi Shah’s highly sought-after gut health treatment is available to patients nationwide I’m excited to help people on their gut health journey using my experiences. The intestine plays a vital role in human health. — Dr. Mansi Shah SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr Mansi Shah quickly […]]]>

Dr Mansi Shah

Dr. Mansi Shah’s highly sought-after gut health treatment is available to patients nationwide

I’m excited to help people on their gut health journey using my experiences. The intestine plays a vital role in human health.

— Dr. Mansi Shah

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, August 3, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr Mansi Shah quickly became one of the nation’s leading authorities on gut health. After falling seriously ill, conventional medicine was unable to determine the source of her symptoms, which included loss of energy, constant stomach pains and numbness in her left side. She was bedridden for 6 months during this period.

She embarked on a journey of functional and nutritional medicine treatment protocols that included extensive microbiome testing, lifestyle changes, the addition of professional-grade nutraceuticals and regenerative medicine, including stem cells and exosomes. She has fully recovered and is living her vibrant best life again. She is now a valuable resource for physicians unable to treat patients with similar symptoms. She has been personally invited more than 90 times to use her expert gut health knowledge.

Dr. Shah’s Functional Wellness Network, a national network of specially trained independent healthcare practitioners specializing in gastrointestinal wellness, today announced the availability of 6th Element, a new treatment program for treat common digestive problems. Designed to go beyond traditional remedies, the multi-pronged bowel healing protocol developed by Dr. Mansi Shah, BPharm, PharmD is based on a functional and nutritional approach to help patients find relief from bowel and self- immune system as well as chronic pain and inflammation.

Her own practice has treated hundreds of patients and she is considered one of the nation’s top gut health experts for her work in this exclusive field.

“A 2013 study by Harris Interactive showed that between 73% of people surveyed had symptoms of poor gut health, including unexplainable stomach pain, intestinal upset, low energy, heartburn, stomach, skin irritations, headaches and insomnia,” says Dr Shah. . “Millions of people who don’t look or feel their best are unaware of the huge role digestive health plays in making them sick.”

“Unfortunately, the typical American diet is high in saturated fat, sugar, and processed foods, which strain the body’s ability to process food efficiently and extract nutrients from what we eat,” says- she. “Research has definitively proven the ‘brain-gut’ connection, which is why impaired bowel function has many ramifications, including energy levels, mental health, weight management, and even skin appearance. skin and hair.”

She adds that other factors that can lead to gut health issues, often referred to as “leaky gut syndrome,” include excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, stress, sleep deprivation and lack of alcohol. hydration. Dr. Shah’s interest in gut health began following health issues she battled during her twenties.

“Despite my youth, I was constantly tired and had chronic stomach pain and numbness in my extremities,” she recalls. “Doctors were puzzled and conventional medicine was unable to diagnose the source of my symptoms. As I became more and more desperate, I decided to study nutrition and the sciences that focus on how the human body works.

Gut health statistics:
– Tens of trillions of “good” bacteria reside in the intestinal region
– 75% of the immune system is in the gut
– 60-70% of people have digestive problems
– Studies have shown that using probiotics can reduce ADHD
(Website Greatist, 2022)

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Dr. Mansi Shah Website: www.yourgutdr.com

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Offset Magazine
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Dr. Mansi Shah teaches on healing the gut

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Sun Genomics and NZMP Expand Partnership to Pursue Gut Health and Mental Wellness Research https://gut-training.com/sun-genomics-and-nzmp-expand-partnership-to-pursue-gut-health-and-mental-wellness-research/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 13:57:26 +0000 https://gut-training.com/sun-genomics-and-nzmp-expand-partnership-to-pursue-gut-health-and-mental-wellness-research/ Sun Genomics (San Diego, CA), creator of the fully personalized precision probiotic Floré, and NZMP (Chicago, IL) announced an expansion of their existing partnership aimed at better understanding the health benefits of probiotics. In addition to their ongoing goal of conducting extensive consumer research, the two companies are launching the second phase of a joint […]]]>

Sun Genomics (San Diego, CA), creator of the fully personalized precision probiotic Floré, and NZMP (Chicago, IL) announced an expansion of their existing partnership aimed at better understanding the health benefits of probiotics. In addition to their ongoing goal of conducting extensive consumer research, the two companies are launching the second phase of a joint clinical trial known as “Project Happy”.

Starting September 1, 2022, the six-week trial is designed to validate the results of the brands’ first consumer pilot study which tested NZMP’s LactoB HN001 strain with 52 Floré customers to determine if there were any improvements significant to mental well-being and happiness. This study found that after 60 days of consumption with the probiotics, ratings of psychological well-being on the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire increased significantly. The follow-up study will gather additional data on the link between gut health and happiness, this time with a larger cohort of 120 participants.

“We are proud to be working to develop the next generation of probiotics, while discovering new functionalities and health benefits,” said Neal Gidvani, chief operating officer of Sun Genomics, in a press release. “By discovering powerful responses to new probiotic strains, such as increased levels of happiness, we are adding significant value to our current approach. Ultimately, this allows us to grow our consumer offering and help more people than ever before. »

“After analyzing the results of our first pilot study, we knew it would be beneficial to expand our relationship with Sun Genomics and build on this success,” said Chris Ireland, US Probiotics Commercial Director, Active Lifestyle Division. at NZMP. “Since nothing of this magnitude has ever been done before, we look forward to sharing our findings with researchers and consumers alike.”

According to the World Happiness Report 2022, the United States ranks 16th on a list of 146 countries. For more information on consumers’ stress levels, mood and probiotic use, the NZMP surveyed more than 1,000 US adults via CARAVAN and found that of the 37% of respondents who reported having stress and mood issues, 18% said they were currently taking probiotics to help, and 65% said they would consider it.

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