Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth

Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth

Gut Health May Begin in the Mouth CHRONIC GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS may begin with what is in a patient’s mouth. In a study published Thursday in Science, an international team of researchers—including one from Harvard—reported on strains of oral bacteria that, when swallowed in the 1.5 liters of saliva that people ingest every day, can lodge … Read moreGut Health May Begin in the Mouth

Breast Milk Studies May Lead to Better Probiotics Baby Formula

Breast Milk Studies May Lead to Better Probiotics Baby Formula

Breast Milk Studies May Lead to Better Probiotics Baby Formula Discovering how breast milk influences a baby’s gut bacteria could help scientists figure out the best way to feed premature babies, design better infant formulas and develop pre- and probiotics to promote lifelong health, researchers argue in a new article. These advances, in turn, could … Read moreBreast Milk Studies May Lead to Better Probiotics Baby Formula

Some Probiotic Supplements May Contain Unlabeled Traces of Gluten

Probiotic Supplements May Contain Unlabeled Traces of Gluten

Some Probiotic Supplements May Contain Unlabeled Traces of Gluten Many probiotic products contain traces of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, according to a new study. Tests of 22 top-selling probiotics revealed that 12 (55 percent) of them had detectable gluten, the researchers said. Many people take probiotics for their theoretical digestive … Read moreSome Probiotic Supplements May Contain Unlabeled Traces of Gluten

How probiotics may help ease social anxiety

How Probiotics May Help Ease Social Anxiety

How probiotics may help ease social anxiety You’re probably aware of the benefits of probiotics (aka “friendly” bacteria) for digestive health, which include reduced bloating, management of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and help with diarrhea triggered by antibiotics or traveling. What you may not know is that probiotics are also tied to a slew of … Read moreHow probiotics may help ease social anxiety