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Probiotics: A Guide For Those With Food Sensitivities

Probiotics are valuable tools in helping to balance the bacterial communities found in our digestive system. Many chronic health conditions are slowly having their roots traced back to this balance. An imbalance in gut bacteria has been connected to many chronic health conditions such as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Chron’s Disease, arthritis, and depression. […]

Researchers Connect Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) to Gut Bacteria Imbalance

Researchers from Cornell University have finally shed light on the biological markers associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). This 2016 study found that analysis of inflammatory biomarkers and gut bacteria is able to predict the presence of ME/CFS [1]. This work offers greater insight into a mystifying health condition that, until now, Science has […]

Bifidobacterium Shown to Reduce Histamine Levels

Probiotics are some of the most popular?yet also enigmatic?supplements on the market. Beneficial bacteria such as Bifidobacterium are included in many consumer supplements, ?along with a plethora of other species. Researchers are still actively trying to define how the many variations of these bacteria might contribute to human health. To help better understand two specific […]

Common Bacteria Species Among Consumer Probiotics

Probiotics contain a wide-ranging array of bacterial species. Most all of them have shown some notable notable health benefits. What’s sometimes difficult to determine is which species might offer some benefit for particular circumstances. There’s a lot of information out there on probiotics, but our understanding of how the affect our health is still underdeveloped. […]

Researchers Identify Cellular Process of Tumor Formation

Research published earlier this year sheds light on a?fundamental process?which drives cell growth and death among epithelial tissues such as gut lining and skin [1]. A disruption to the processes governing the growth and death of cells is at the root of?tumor formation?and health conditions associated with inflammation. Researchers led by Dr. Jody Rosenblatt at […]

Cellular Pathway for Insulin Release Described by New Research

Researchers from Uppsala University have identified a critical aspect of how our bodies produce insulin, perhaps paving the way for more effective future diabetes treatments. This study found that levels of the Epac2A protein compound are directly correlated to insulin release. By utilizing specialized microscopy techniques the research team was able to visualize the binding […]

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Linked to Common Cleaner Triclosan

New research from the University of Birmingham has shed light on how a common household cleaner is driving the evolution of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This research found that bacteria having developed resistance to Triclosan-containing consumer products simultaneously developed resistance to?Quinolone type antibiotics. 1 This alarming realization may held shed light on how many common household […]

Researchers Identify Potential Trigger for Autoimmune Disease

Researchers at the National Jewish Health facility in Colorado have identified a cellular process responsible for driving autoimmune reactions. They found that the removal of a transcription factor named T-Bet was responsible for autoimmune-like activation among specific age-related B-Cell (ABCs). By removing T-Bet from B cells in mice, researchers were able to significantly improve lifespan […]

Heavy Metals Testing Ensures Better Supplement Safety

‘Heavy Metals‘ is a term used to describe certain elements which are known toxins to the human body. Lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and chromium are the elements that are most often discussed in the context of supplements and nutritional products. Heavy metal testing is a cornerstone of any GMP-certified manufacturer’s quality assurance program, and an […]