The Current State Of Psychobiotics

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Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain — in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our circadian rhythms — the next challenge for scientists is to control this communication. The science of psychobiotics, reviewed October 25 in Trends in Neurosciences, explores emerging strategies for planting brain-altering bacteria […]

Fungus In Humans For First Time As Key Factor In Crohn’s Disease

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A fungus has been identified as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s disease, an international team of researchers has identified for the first time. A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine-led team of international researchers has for the first time identified a fungus as a key factor in the development of Crohn’s […]

Probiotics Help With Digestion And So Much More

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The friendly bacteria that live in our guts are essential for good health. What do these beneficial bugs do? Probiotics are the opposite of antibiotics, which kill bacteria. (There are trillions of them, outnumbering the cells in our body 10-to-1.) They help prevent colitis-related colon cancer, protect you from food poisoning, strengthen the immune system, […]