EXPOSURE TO PHTHALATES COULD BE LINKED TO PREGNANCY LOSS

A new study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates,  substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday products, could be associated with miscarriage, mostly between 5 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. The research, appearing in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, is the first epidemiological study on non-work-related.. read more →

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO RISING DIABETES, OBESITY RISK, INFERTILITY AND CANCER RISK

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE LINKED TO RISING DIABETES, OBESITY RISK, INFERTILITY AND CANCER RISK Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society – diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society. EDCs contribute to health problems by mimicking,.. read more →

COPPER-ZINC IMBALANCE: UNRECOGNIZED CONSEQUENCE OF PLANT-BASED DIETS AND A CONTRIBUTOR TO CHRONIC FATIGUE

A commonly reported consequence of vegetarian or vegan diets, or even diets that rely too heavily on plant foods, is chronic fatigue. Disruption of the copper-zinc ratio is an overlooked contributor to intractable fatigue that follows excessive reliance on a plant-based diet. The result is toxic accumulation of copper in tissues and critical depletion of.. read more →

ARE YOU MIDDLE AGED, FEMALE AND HAVE DIFFICULTY SLEEPING?

Associations Of Zinc And Copper Levels In Serum And Hair With Sleep Duration In Adult Women. Zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) are essential micronutrients involved in numerous metabolic reactions. However, if the correct ratio of zinc to copper is not maintained various problems can result.  One of these is insomnia. In a recent study a.. read more →

LACTOBACILLUS REUTERI (DSM 17938) CAN HELP REDUCE CONSTIPATION

Constipation is a common symptom affecting up to 30% of the Western population and is strongly associated with the presence of intestinal methanogens, which may directly inhibit motor activity. Methane, the key product of carbohydrate fermentation by the methanogens. Recent evidence has linked methane production to constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as.. read more →

DETECTING THE B3 DEFICIENCY LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS: THE DOSAGE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

DETECTING THE B3 DEFICIENCY LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS: THE DOSAGE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE Supplementation with 140mg of niacin before and during pregnancy could prevent the development of birth defects in infants; according to new cutting-edge Australian research published on the 10th August 2017in the New England Journal of Medicine. Major congenital malformations occur in around 2% of human births, and one latest study used genomic sequencing to identify potentially.. read more →

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME AND SIBO

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition in which normal bacterial and fungal flora of the large intestine extends proximally into the small intestine. In healthy individuals normal small GI motility prevents the overgrowth of bacterial microorganisms SIBO occurs when mechanisms controlling enteric bacterial growth are disturbed. One of the most common mechanisms is.. read more →

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME is not just one disease

  Scientists from the University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) now believe IBS is a collection of individual diseases, rather than one illness. IBS is very common. It is estimated that 14% to 23% of the population of the Western world have been afflicted with Irritable Bowel Syndrome at some period.. read more →

MORE PROBIOTICS THAT IMPROVE THE SYMPTOMS OF IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

PROBIOTIC strains with demonstrated effect include: LACTOBACILLUS PLANATARUM – helps improve nutrient absorption.  Planatarum has been shown to result in an improvement in IBS symptoms over a 4 week period, with a significant reduction in pain in 1 week.  It reduces cramps, constipation and flatulence. LACTOBACILLUS FERMENTUM –Relieves symptoms of IBS within 4 weeks. Particularly beneficial.. read more →

FRENCH RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT A BACTERIUM CALLED LACTOBACILLUS ACIDOPHILUS NCFM IMPROVED PAIN IN IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME.

Beneficial bacteria can relieve the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Symptoms can vary, however the common issues are alternating constipation and diarrhoea, nausea,and  bloating abdominal pain, which is relieved by using the bowels. Depression is also a common symptom. The onset of Irritable Bowel Syndrome can follow a gut infection, and many suffers have Blastocystis.. read more →