Gut problems – Gut Training http://gut-training.com/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 16:32:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://gut-training.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Gut problems – Gut Training http://gut-training.com/ 32 32 Probi: probiotics reduce intestinal problems linked to… https://gut-training.com/probi-probiotics-reduce-intestinal-problems-linked-to/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 08:22:10 +0000 https://gut-training.com/probi-probiotics-reduce-intestinal-problems-linked-to/ Press release – November 7, 2022 Probi probiotics reduce bowel problems linked to cancer radiation therapy PRESS RELEASE A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with Probi’s two probiotic strains, HEAL9MTand LP6595, has been shown to reduce gastrointestinal problems in women receiving pelvic radiation therapy. The 3-arm study included 75 women with gynecological cancer receiving pelvic radiation […]]]>
Press release – November 7, 2022

Probi probiotics reduce bowel problems linked to cancer radiation therapy


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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with Probi’s two probiotic strains, HEAL9MTand LP6595, has been shown to reduce gastrointestinal problems in women receiving pelvic radiation therapy.

The 3-arm study included 75 women with gynecological cancer receiving pelvic radiation therapy. Patients received a high or low dose of the HEAL9 combination probiotic strainsMTand LP6595 or placebo and was conducted at two sites in Sweden.

“When receiving radiation therapy for gynecological cancer, women often experience gastrointestinal problems during and after therapy. This study showed a significant reduction in the severity and frequency of abdominal pain and urgency of defecation.” ExplainNiklas Larsson, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs and Intellectual Property at Probi.

“It is extremely gratifying to see that such a vulnerable group can be helped in a highly exposed situation by consuming our probiotic strains. This fits perfectly with our vision to provide probiotics for healthier living by being an innovative precursor,” says Tom Rönnlund, CEO of Probi.

The study “Decreasing the Adverse Effects in Pelvic Radiation Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial Evaluating the Use of Probiotics” was recently published in Advances in Radiation Oncology(2022) 8, 101089 and can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adro.2022.101089



For more information, please contact:

Tom Rönnlund, CEO, Probi®

Telephone: +46 46 286 89 40, Email: trd@probi.com

Niklas Larsson, Senior Director of Scientific Affairs and Intellectual Property, Probi®

Telephone: +46 76 118 26 99, Email: niklas.larsson@probi.com

Charlotte Beyerholm, Marketing & Global Communication Director, Probi®

Phone: +46 76 870 94 65, Email: charlotte.beyerholm@probi.com

ABOUT PROBI

Probi®is a global company that focuses exclusively on the research, manufacture and supply of probiotics for
supplements and functional foods. We are experts in managing stable live bacteria, from R&D to all
stage of the manufacturing process and are dedicated to bringing the health benefits of probiotics
available to people everywhere. Our health concepts, formulations and formats are backed by strong
Documentation. Since our founding in 1991 at the Swedish University of Lund, Probi has expanded its activities to
more than 40 markets. We hold over 400 patents worldwide. Read more on www.probi.com.

Probi®is a registered trademark and HEAL9MTis a registered trademark of Probi AB.

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From Gut Problems to Low Bone Density, 5 Side Effects of Calorie-Free Drinks https://gut-training.com/from-gut-problems-to-low-bone-density-5-side-effects-of-calorie-free-drinks/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:04:27 +0000 https://gut-training.com/from-gut-problems-to-low-bone-density-5-side-effects-of-calorie-free-drinks/ Fitness enthusiasts often look for healthy alternatives in food and drink. Consuming zero-calorie sodas or light drinks has become the norm among young people because these drinks are known to be good for health. However, these fizzy drinks may not be as risk-free as they seem, especially if you consume more than one a day. […]]]>

Fitness enthusiasts often look for healthy alternatives in food and drink. Consuming zero-calorie sodas or light drinks has become the norm among young people because these drinks are known to be good for health. However, these fizzy drinks may not be as risk-free as they seem, especially if you consume more than one a day.

Consuming large amounts of diet soda can lead to several adverse effects and impact health in the short and long term. Here is a list of 5 side effects of consuming unregulated amounts of diet drinks:

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Affect gut health:

According to Healthline, diet drinks pose a health hazard to your gut function by attacking your gut microbiome. Your gut microbiome is responsible for boosting your immunity, absorbing nutrition, and supporting better heart health. When your gut microbiota is affected, the good bacteria in your gut are disrupted, leading to health issues.

Decay of tooth enamel

Although it does not have sugar like regular soda, diet soda still contains acidic properties. It can cause significant damage to your tooth enamel. According to some studies, the roughness of tooth enamel surface is significantly changed by regular and diet sodas, which proves that both can cause tooth erosion.

Headache

Some diet sodas contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Having more than one can or bottle of calorie-free beverage can trigger headaches, migraines, and irritability. The amount of caffeine present in Diet Cokes can also cause painful headaches.

Affect heart health

Some observational studies have found an association between several heart problems and unregulated consumption of diet drinks. Consuming regular, zero-calorie beverages is also indirectly linked to an increased risk of stroke.

Reduce bone density

Consuming diet drinks can also affect your bones. Compounds in these beverages, including phosphoric acid and caffeine, can cause bone loss. These not-so-sweet drinks decrease bone mineral density, leading to serious diseases like osteoporosis and bone fractures.

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Babies Receiving Antibiotics May Develop Gut Problems As Adults: Study https://gut-training.com/babies-receiving-antibiotics-may-develop-gut-problems-as-adults-study/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 13:00:35 +0000 https://gut-training.com/babies-receiving-antibiotics-may-develop-gut-problems-as-adults-study/ Babies given antibiotics can grow up and suffer from gastrointestinal problems, according to a study conducted on mice. Premature and low birth weight babies are routinely given antibiotics to prevent, not just treat, the infections they are at high risk of developing. The study, published in The Journal of Physiology, found that early exposure to […]]]>

Babies given antibiotics can grow up and suffer from gastrointestinal problems, according to a study conducted on mice.

Premature and low birth weight babies are routinely given antibiotics to prevent, not just treat, the infections they are at high risk of developing.

The study, published in The Journal of Physiology, found that early exposure to antibiotics in newborn mice has long-lasting effects on their microbiota, enteric nervous system and gut function.

The team from the University of Melbourne in Australia is the first to show that antibiotics given to mice have these long-lasting effects that lead to disruptions in gastrointestinal function, including motility velocity in the gut and symptoms diarrhea in adulthood.

“We are very excited about the results of our study which show that antibiotics given after birth may have prolonged effects on the enteric nervous system,” said Jaime Foong, study leader.

“This provides further evidence for the importance of the microbiota on gut health and could introduce new targets to advance antibiotic treatment in very young children,” Foong said.

The researchers gave the mice an oral dose of vancomycin every day for the first ten days of life. They were then raised normally until they were young adults, and their gut tissue was examined to measure its structure, function, microbiota and nervous system.

The researchers found that the changes also depended on the sex of the mice.

The study found that females had a long entire intestinal transit – a measure of how long it takes food to move through our system – and males had lower fecal weight than the control group.

Both males and females had higher fecal water content, which is a diarrhea-like symptom, the researchers said.

The researchers noted that although mice bear many similarities to humans, they are born with more immature guts than us and have accelerated growth due to their shorter lifespan.

Their gut microbiota and nervous system are less complex than humans, so the findings cannot yet be directly associated with human children and infants, they said.

Researchers will do further studies on the mechanisms of antibiotics on the gut and causes of sex-specific actions, and whether early antibiotic use has effects on metabolism and brain function.

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Horse Gut Problems Can Last a Month After Using Antibiotics, Study Finds https://gut-training.com/horse-gut-problems-can-last-a-month-after-using-antibiotics-study-finds/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/horse-gut-problems-can-last-a-month-after-using-antibiotics-study-finds/ The way we use antibiotics is changing in the world of medicine, especially as we learn more about their impact on the inhabitants of the gut. Ontario Veterinary College researcher Dr. Diego Gomez recently participated in a collaborative study with researchers across North America to study the effects of intravenous antimicrobials on the equine gut. […]]]>

The way we use antibiotics is changing in the world of medicine, especially as we learn more about their impact on the inhabitants of the gut.

Ontario Veterinary College researcher Dr. Diego Gomez recently participated in a collaborative study with researchers across North America to study the effects of intravenous antimicrobials on the equine gut.

They collected fecal samples three, five and 30 days after administration of antimicrobials commonly used in veterinary practice, including ceftiofur, oxytetracycline and enrofloxacin.

What they found was that the bacterial population started to change by day three and in some horses, depending on the antimicrobial given, the changes can last for up to 30 days. Certain gut bacteria responsible for nutrient metabolism in hay and forage were shown to be further reduced from the third to the 30th day of the study.

The results suggest that the use of antimicrobials may predispose the horse to diarrhea, colitis or metabolic diseases by altering bacterial communities in the gut.

Gomez said that for future studies, sampling at 60 days would help track longer-term changes.

When using antibiotics, some clinicians have proposed the use of probiotics or prebiotics to minimize changes in bacterial populations after administration of antimicrobial drugs, but currently there is only anecdotal evidence rather only scientific evidence supporting their use, Gomez said.

In 2021, another study began looking at the impact of oral antibiotics. Gomez explained that early data analysis reveals that some antimicrobials produce major changes in gut bacterial communities while others do not, and therefore some antibiotics are more likely to cause diarrhea.

Gomez stressed the importance of seeking veterinary advice before administering antimicrobials to horses.

“We must be responsible when administering and deciding to administer antimicrobials to horses, not only because it may predispose the horse to disease, diarrhea in particular, but also because of the emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria which can lead to difficulties in treating the infection in horses, humans and horses.

Effects of intravenous antimicrobial drugs on the equine fecal microbiome. Liepman, RS; Swink, JM; Habing, GG; Boyaka, Pennsylvania; Caddey, B.; Costa, M.; Gomez, DE; Toribio, RE Animals 2022, 12, 1013.

» To learn more about preventing antimicrobial drug resistance, see the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) website.

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Intestinal problems in horses can last up to a month after using antibiotics, study finds https://gut-training.com/intestinal-problems-in-horses-can-last-up-to-a-month-after-using-antibiotics-study-finds/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/intestinal-problems-in-horses-can-last-up-to-a-month-after-using-antibiotics-study-finds/ The way we use antibiotics is changing in the world of medicine, especially as we learn more about their impact on the inhabitants of the gut. Ontario Veterinary College researcher Dr. Diego Gomez recently participated in a collaborative study with researchers across North America to study the effects of intravenous antimicrobials on the equine gut. […]]]>

The way we use antibiotics is changing in the world of medicine, especially as we learn more about their impact on the inhabitants of the gut.

Ontario Veterinary College researcher Dr. Diego Gomez recently participated in a collaborative study with researchers across North America to study the effects of intravenous antimicrobials on the equine gut.

They collected fecal samples three, five and 30 days after administration of antimicrobials commonly used in veterinary practice, including ceftiofur, oxytetracycline and enrofloxacin.

What they found was that the bacterial population started to change by day three and in some horses, depending on the antimicrobial given, the changes can last for up to 30 days. Certain gut bacteria responsible for nutrient metabolism in hay and forage were shown to be further reduced from the third to the 30th day of the study.

The results suggest that the use of antimicrobials may predispose the horse to diarrhea, colitis or metabolic diseases by altering bacterial communities in the gut.

Gomez said that for future studies, sampling at 60 days would help track longer-term changes.

When using antibiotics, some clinicians have proposed the use of probiotics or prebiotics to minimize changes in bacterial populations after administration of antimicrobial drugs, but currently there is only anecdotal evidence rather only scientific evidence to support their use, Gomez said.

In 2021, another study began looking at the impact of oral antibiotics. Gomez explained that early data analysis reveals that some antimicrobials produce major changes in gut bacterial communities while others do not, and therefore some antibiotics are more likely to cause diarrhea.

Gomez stressed the importance of seeking veterinary advice before administering antimicrobials to horses.

“We must be responsible when administering and deciding to administer antimicrobials to horses, not only because it may predispose the horse to disease, diarrhea in particular, but also because of the emergence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria which can lead to difficulties in treating the infection in horses, humans and horses.

Effects of intravenous antimicrobial drugs on the equine fecal microbiome. Liepman, RS; Swink, JM; Habing, GG; Boyaka, Pennsylvania; Caddey, B.; Costa, M.; Gomez, DE; Toribio, RE Animals 2022, 12, 1013.

» To learn more about preventing antimicrobial drug resistance, see the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) website.

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7 Indian Dishes That Help Cure Bowel Problems https://gut-training.com/7-indian-dishes-that-help-cure-bowel-problems/ Sat, 29 Jan 2022 05:01:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/7-indian-dishes-that-help-cure-bowel-problems/ Doctors often recommend including gut-friendly foods in the diet because our gut health is linked to our overall health. These foods also contribute to the development of our immune system. So we contacted nutritionist Dr. Rohini Patil, Author of The lifestyle diet, and asked her to share some gut-friendly dietary recommendations. said Dr. Patil, Eating […]]]>

Doctors often recommend including gut-friendly foods in the diet because our gut health is linked to our overall health. These foods also contribute to the development of our immune system. So we contacted nutritionist Dr. Rohini Patil, Author of The lifestyle diet, and asked her to share some gut-friendly dietary recommendations. said Dr. Patil,

Eating junk food like pizza and burgers occasionally is okay, but shouldn’t become a habit. Bacteria living in the intestine play an important role in digestion, weight control and immunological function. What you eat not only supports you, but also supports the billions of bacteria that live in your gut.

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Read on to learn about 7 foods that support the gut.

1. Khichdi

This dish can help calm your stomach. The restorative fats and fibers in the ghee and dal balance the high glycemic load of rice. The meal is recommended in the satvik diet for a good and healthy gut, as well as other benefits like fiber intake. Khichdi relieves constipation, loose stools and vomiting. When you add vegetables to your khichdi, the nutritional content and health benefits increase significantly.

2. Besan Kadhi

Better known as Kadhi, it is high in magnesium and fiber, both of which are important for gut health. It is also used to treat menstrual cramps, constipation, and weight loss at home.

3. Curd rice

Curd rice is considered one of the most effective home treatments for digestive problems. The microbial properties of the curd make it a good treatment for indigestion. Curds are rich in beneficial bacteria that aid digestion and aid in weight loss. White rice is easy to digest and absorbs all the flavors of the curd without compromising its nutritional value. Curd rice helps maintain a healthy microbial balance in the body.

4. Idli

For centuries, this famous South Indian dish has been used to improve digestive health. Idlis are a healthy meal option as they are low in calories and high in gut bacteria. When eaten with chutney containing fermented foods, the benefits of probiotics are amplified. IdliThey are easy to eat for children and adults due to their texture and flavor.

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5. Murabba Amla

Amla promotes digestion and breaks down food into smaller particles, in addition to promoting improved absorption of nutrients from food. This murabbaIts high fiber content makes it ideal for digestive and gastrointestinal problems such as constipation and gastritis.

6. Dhokla

Your bowel movements will improve and your energy level will also increase by consuming dhokla, since it contributes to the balance of intestinal bacteria. DhoklaIts texture and flavor facilitate consumption by the elderly and toddlers.

7. Buttermilk

It is a by-product of the cream churning process. When cream or milk is made into butter, it leaves a non-greasy, thin, slightly acidic residue. This is how traditional handmade buttermilk (known in Indian homes as chhaas) is commonly characterized. Probiotics or live bacteria are found in buttermilk and are beneficial for our gut health and digestion. According to a growing body of evidence, irritable bowel syndrome can be treated with probiotic foods or drinks.

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5 Indian Foods That Can Cure Your Gut Problems https://gut-training.com/5-indian-foods-that-can-cure-your-gut-problems/ Sun, 23 Jan 2022 04:39:43 +0000 https://gut-training.com/5-indian-foods-that-can-cure-your-gut-problems/ A healthy gut is the key to living a happy life and having a healthy body. And so, here we have wellness advocate and nutrition coach Eshanka Wahi to spell out some side dish recipes that can treat your gut issues. She opines that fortunately; Indian cuisine offers a plethora of options that include all […]]]>

A healthy gut is the key to living a happy life and having a healthy body. And so, here we have wellness advocate and nutrition coach Eshanka Wahi to spell out some side dish recipes that can treat your gut issues. She opines that fortunately; Indian cuisine offers a plethora of options that include all the fiber and protein needed for a healthy gut. Our ancestors have been preparing these dishes for years and you can easily learn how to prepare them as well. You’ve been eating them since you were a kid, and now that you know they help you relax, you can eat them even more eagerly.

Here are 5 Indian foods to cure your intestinal problems are as follows-

1. Ayurvedic Khichdi- Ayurvedic khichdi is one of the healthiest meals eaten by our ancestors. It is ideal for infants and the elderly who have a low digestive fire. Ayurveda recommends eating a light meal at least once a day, preferably at dinner, and Ayurvedic khichdi fits perfectly on the menu. Ayurvedic khichdi is praised for cleansing the stomach, relieving constipation and improving overall health.

Ayurvedic khichdi ingredients boost immunity and energy in addition to calming and detoxifying the digestive system. Antioxidants are abundant in the main ingredients, which include

Cumin,

Turmeric,

· Fennel,

brown mustard seed,

ground coriander seed,

Asafoetida,

peppercorn,

· Cinnamon and cardamom.

Cumin and cardamom have high anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as well as antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It can help with various digestive issues, including nausea, bloating, and constipation.

2.Konji- Konji is a homemade natural probiotic made from rice and water. This is an old South Indian recipe used by our ancestors to maintain a healthy gut. Konji recipe is a traditional comfort food from Kerala. It’s healthy, tasty and easy to make. It is a recommended food when you are sick or have an upset stomach.

To start making the konji recipe

Wash the rice and add it to a pressure cooker with 4 cups of water. Cook 6 to 7 whistles at high pressure then reduce to low pressure and cook for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, remove from heat. Let the pressure release naturally before opening the pressure cooker. If necessary, add more water to adjust the consistency of the konji rice.

To temper- Heat coconut oil in a tadka pan, then add mustard seeds and curry leaves and fry until fragrant. Now pour the tempering over the prepared konji. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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3. Classic homemade nimbu pickle- Homemade lemon pickle is a natural preservative that can help with digestive issues. Lemon enzymes help in the production of bile. As a result, it helps in detoxification. Probiotics are healthy bacteria produced by the fermentation process in the pickle. This is known to aid digestion and improve gut health by making them more tolerant to pathogens and bad bacteria. Probiotics lower the pH level in the colon, allowing stool to move faster. Adding a spoonful of pickle to your meal not only improves the taste but also helps digestion.

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4. Homemade Amla Pickle- Amla aids digestion and breaks down food into smaller particles, in addition to facilitating better absorption of nutrients from food. Ingredients such as coriander seeds, fennel seeds and ajwain aid digestion and relieve indigestion. Amla Pickle is made with diabetic safe ingredients. Ajwain’s active enzymes increase the flow of stomach acids, which can help relieve indigestion, bloating, and gas.

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5. Moong dal Khichdi- Khichdi is a filling dish. Moong dal is rich in

Fiber,

· Vitamin C,

Calcium,

Magnesium,

Potassium,

· And phosphorus.

Freshly cooked khichdi topped with desi ghee contains the right balance of

Macronutrients,

complex carbohydrates,

· Proteins and fats.

Rice has a high glycemic load, but this is offset by the healing fats and fibers found in ghee and dal.

Also read: 3 healthy breakfast recipes to start the day right

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intestine: manage your intestinal problems during the winter with these effective tips https://gut-training.com/intestine-manage-your-intestinal-problems-during-the-winter-with-these-effective-tips/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:54:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/intestine-manage-your-intestinal-problems-during-the-winter-with-these-effective-tips/ The winter season brings cooler and pleasant weather, as well as a multitude of health problems. During the winter, not only are respiratory problems, joint and muscle pain, and skin infections common, but stomach problems are also common. Gut health, for those unfamiliar, refers to the balance of microorganisms in the digestive tract. Therefore, maintaining […]]]>
The winter season brings cooler and pleasant weather, as well as a multitude of health problems. During the winter, not only are respiratory problems, joint and muscle pain, and skin infections common, but stomach problems are also common. Gut health, for those unfamiliar, refers to the balance of microorganisms in the digestive tract. Therefore, maintaining the proper balance of these microorganisms and managing gut health will help improve overall health. Were you aware of this? The intestinal flora or intestinal microbiome refers to the bacteria, yeasts and viruses present in the digestive tract. Therefore, taking care of your gut is essential, especially during the colder months when your digestive system is suffering.

Wellness Advocate and Nutrition Coach Eshanka Wahi suggests seven ways to manage your gut issues during winters are as follows-

1]Stick to a well-balanced diet – It is important to include all essential nutrients in your diet. Choose foods rich in vitamin C such as

· Sweet potatoes

Pumpkin, carrots,

· And beets to boost your immune system in the colder months.

Eating green leafy vegetables is also a good idea.

Kale,

Mustard leaves,

· Brussels sprouts,

Fenugreek,

· And spinach should all be included in your diet.

These ingredients have also been used in curries and soups. These ingredients can also be used in the stuffing mix for parathas. Green vegetables are high in fiber, which helps regulate bowel movements and digestion. As a result, you’ll feel fuller and less likely to eat junk food. So, eat these foods to improve your overall health.

2]Avoid processed junk food – If you want to keep your digestive health in check, you will need to reduce your intake of sugar, processed foods, and alcohol. Junk food is bad for the digestive system as it slows down digestion and causes bloating. The stomach needs enzymes to digest food, which is not

present in fast food. When food is absorbed through the gut, fiber and water are needed for excretion, but they lack these nutrients, leading to poor digestion and irritable bowel syndrome.

3]Sleep well – When we sleep, we allow our bodies to repair themselves and return to their optimal state. It helps you prepare for the next day’s activities. Good sleep also means fewer unhealthy food cravings, better stress management, fewer hormonal fluctuations, and less weight gain. Sleep deprivation can make you feel lethargic and exhausted.

4]Stay hydrated – When the temperature suddenly drops, fluid intake tends to decrease. Drinking enough water will help flush out all toxins from your body and negatively impact your immune system. Your intestines stiffen up and make it harder to pass food if you don’t drink enough water or fluids. Increase your fluid intake by eating stews and soups. Radishes and tomatoes, which are water-based vegetables, are also beneficial.

5]Opt for Fermented Foods – You’ll be less likely to drink iced kombucha as the weather gets colder and the winter months approach, but that doesn’t mean you should stop eating fermented foods that are high in carbs altogether. probiotics. Find fermented foods that you can easily incorporate into your winter menu to maintain your intake of these gut-friendly foods. Consider miso for soup, kefir for drinks, tempeh for stir-fries, and kimchi or sauerkraut as a side dish.

6]Reduce stress – Stress has a negative impact on the digestive system. So try to relax by doing

Yoga

Meditation

· Or other exercises like walking.

You can also relax doing whatever you want. Try activities like listening to music, cooking, photographing, or even dancing.

7]Exercise Regularly – Exercising regularly helps with heart health and weight loss or maintenance. It also improves our gut health which helps in controlling obesity.

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Manage your intestinal problems during the winter with these effective tips https://gut-training.com/manage-your-intestinal-problems-during-the-winter-with-these-effective-tips/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://gut-training.com/manage-your-intestinal-problems-during-the-winter-with-these-effective-tips/ The winter season brings cooler and pleasant weather, as well as a multitude of health problems. During the winter, not only are respiratory problems, joint and muscle pain, and skin infections common, but stomach problems are also common. Gut health, for those unfamiliar, refers to the balance of microorganisms in the digestive tract. Therefore, maintaining […]]]>
The winter season brings cooler and pleasant weather, as well as a multitude of health problems. During the winter, not only are respiratory problems, joint and muscle pain, and skin infections common, but stomach problems are also common. Gut health, for those unfamiliar, refers to the balance of microorganisms in the digestive tract. Therefore, maintaining the proper balance of these microorganisms and managing gut health will help improve overall health. Were you aware of this? The intestinal flora or intestinal microbiome refers to the bacteria, yeasts and viruses present in the digestive tract. Therefore, taking care of your gut is essential, especially during the colder months when your digestive system is suffering.

Wellness Advocate and Nutrition Coach Eshanka Wahi suggests seven ways to manage your gut issues during winters are as follows-

1]Stick to a well-balanced diet – It is important to include all essential nutrients in your diet. Choose foods rich in vitamin C such as

· Sweet potatoes

Pumpkin, carrots,

· And beets to boost your immune system in the colder months.

Eating green leafy vegetables is also a good idea.

Kale,

Mustard leaves,

· Brussels sprouts,

Fenugreek,

· And spinach should all be included in your diet.

These ingredients have also been used in curries and soups. These ingredients can also be used in the stuffing mix for parathas. Green vegetables are high in fiber, which helps regulate bowel movements and digestion. As a result, you’ll feel fuller and less likely to eat junk food. So, eat these foods to improve your overall health.

2]Avoid processed junk food – If you want to keep your digestive health in check, you will need to reduce your intake of sugar, processed foods, and alcohol. Junk food is bad for the digestive system as it slows down digestion and causes bloating. The stomach needs enzymes to digest food, which is not

present in fast food. When food is absorbed through the gut, fiber and water are needed for excretion, but they lack these nutrients, leading to poor digestion and irritable bowel syndrome.

3]Sleep well – When we sleep, we allow our bodies to repair themselves and return to their optimal state. It helps you prepare for the next day’s activities. Good sleep also means fewer unhealthy food cravings, better stress management, fewer hormonal fluctuations, and less weight gain. Sleep deprivation can make you feel lethargic and exhausted.

4]Stay hydrated – When the temperature suddenly drops, fluid intake tends to decrease. Drinking enough water will help flush out all toxins from your body and negatively impact your immune system. Your intestines stiffen up and make it harder to pass food if you don’t drink enough water or fluids. Increase your fluid intake by eating stews and soups. Radishes and tomatoes, which are water-based vegetables, are also beneficial.

5]Opt for Fermented Foods – You’ll be less likely to drink ice cold kombucha as the weather gets colder and the winter months approach, but that doesn’t mean you should stop eating fermented foods that are high in carbs altogether. probiotics. Find fermented foods that you can easily incorporate into your winter menu to maintain your intake of these gut-friendly foods. Consider miso for soup, kefir for drinks, tempeh for stir-fries, and kimchi or sauerkraut as a side dish.

6]Reduce stress – Stress has a negative impact on the digestive system. So try to relax by doing

Yoga

· Meditation

· Or other exercises like walking.

You can also relax doing whatever you want. Try activities like listening to music, cooking, photographing, or even dancing.

7]Regular exercise – Regular exercise helps heart health and weight loss or maintenance. It also improves our gut health which helps in controlling obesity.

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Infection in Pregnant Mice Increases Risk of Gut Problems in Puppies | Spectrum https://gut-training.com/infection-in-pregnant-mice-increases-risk-of-gut-problems-in-puppies-spectrum/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 12:02:40 +0000 https://gut-training.com/infection-in-pregnant-mice-increases-risk-of-gut-problems-in-puppies-spectrum/ Immune boost: Alterations in the gut microbiome of a mother mouse can instill an overactive immune response in her offspring. IKELOS GmbH/Dr. Christopher B. Jackson/Scientific Source Pregnant mice that develop an immune reaction have offspring with autism-like traits and a increased susceptibility to intestinal inflammation, according to a new study. Findings May Help Explain Why […]]]>
Immune boost: Alterations in the gut microbiome of a mother mouse can instill an overactive immune response in her offspring.

IKELOS GmbH/Dr. Christopher B. Jackson/Scientific Source

Pregnant mice that develop an immune reaction have offspring with autism-like traits and a increased susceptibility to intestinal inflammation, according to a new study.

Findings May Help Explain Why Many Autistic People Have Gastrointestinal Problems, Study Investigator Says Eunha Kim, postdoctoral researcher in june eh‘s lab at Harvard University.

Previous work has shown that prenatal exposure to the maternal immune response – brought about by viral mimicry – induces autism-like traits in mice. And a serious infection or an overactive immune system during pregnancy increases the likelihood of having an autistic child, other studies show.

But a different mechanism underlies gut problems, Kim and her colleagues found. They come from alterations in the mother’s gut microbiome – the mix of microbes that inhabit the stomach and intestines – to which puppies are exposed after birth. The mother’s atypical gut microbiome, in turn, causes the puppies’ immune system to overreact to infections later on.

Studying this newly identified mechanism may help researchers better understand how maternal immune activation and autism are linked to other conditions, such as allergies, says John Lukens, associate professor of neuroscience at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Lukens was not involved in the study but wrote about the results in a article preview.

“It could be some kind of evolutionary advantage that went haywire,” he says.

Kim and his colleagues injected pregnant mice with either a fake virus or a saline solution. As adults, male offspring exposed to the fake virus exhibited atypical social behaviors, similar to those seen in people with autism.

The team then infected the adult offspring with the bacteria Citrobacteria rodentium, which can cause an inflammatory bowel condition resembling colitis. Ten days after infection, animals of both sexes exposed to the dummy virus had shortened colons – a sign of colitis – and increased levels of the inflammatory immune molecule IL-17A.

When mice born to mock-virus-treated mothers were reared by saline-injected mothers, they still exhibited autism-like behaviors, but they no longer produced a rapid inflammatory response to a pathogen. The offspring of saline-treated mice that were reared by mock virus-treated mothers, on the other hand, did – suggesting that the enhanced immune response is acquired after birth. The findings were published in Immunity December 7.

One way a mother influences her offspring’s immune system during typical development is through the gut microbiota. Mice, in particular, eat the feces of their cagemates, which changes the contents of their gut. In this way, changes to a mother mouse’s microbiome can disrupt the establishment of her pup’s immune system.

Mice treated with a fake virus, Kim and his colleagues found, have an atypical and less diverse gut microbiome than their saline-injected counterparts. And the germ-free mice that received a fecal transplant from mice treated with a fake virus went on to have their own offspring with an enhanced immune response, further involving the microbiome of the mothers.

Puppies raised by mothers with this atypical and less diverse microbiome have altered helper T cells, which release IL-17A and other immune molecules to sound the alarm for other immune cells after exposure to a pathogen. The study shows that the T cells in these puppies have differences in the accessibility of their chromatin – the tightly coiled form of DNA – which causes them to produce an unusually high level of IL-17A, and therefore inflammation, in response to an immune system. system challenge.

Injecting pregnant mice with a compound that blocks IL-17A before treating them with the fake virus prevented the pups they raised from having a heightened immune response to further infection, the researcher found. team, confirming the involvement of the immune molecule.

JAlthough the study doesn’t explain how autism arises in people, “it does give you insight into the role of early microbes in immune reactivity,” says Jane Foster, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, who was not involved in the study.

IL-17A often appears in studies of atypical immune responses and autism, and previous work by Kim’s colleagues found that blocking IL-17A in pregnant mice that undergo maternal immune activation prevents their puppies to develop autism-like traits.

Likewise, “blocking IL-17A activity may be a potential therapeutic target” for preventing gastrointestinal problems in some children, Kim says. But because the molecule has many other functions, “this needs to be studied in more detail,” she says.

A safer option, says Lukens, may be to try to normalize a mother’s gut microbiome with a specific diet or probiotics.

But it’s unclear how the microbiome would need to change to achieve this goal. “The thing that’s missing here is that they haven’t mapped these microbes” to identify which ones are important, Foster says.

Kim and her colleagues plan to look into that next. They also plan to explore whether these findings hold in children exposed to a maternal immune response, Kim says.

Cite this article: https://doi.org/10.53053/YNWN9651

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