5 Ways Gut Bacteria Affect Your Health

5 Ways Gut Bacteria Affect Your Health

5 ways gut bacteria affect your health Although you might like to think of yourself as your own person, you actually share your body with many millions of bacteria. In fact, it’s estimated that the human gut contains 100 trillion bacteria, or 10 times as many bacteria as cells in the human body. These bacteria, … Read more5 Ways Gut Bacteria Affect Your Health

Probiotics May Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Probiotics May Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Probiotics may reduce anxiety and depression The plethora of microbes living in the human gut not only affect people’s physical health, they may also influence mental health, according to a growing body of research. Recent studies in animals show that changes in the gut bacteria community appear to make mice less anxious, and also affect … Read moreProbiotics May Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been considered to enhance health when administered in adequate amounts to the host. Probiotics have special characteristics that allow them to withstand the harsh conditions of the GI tract, including gastric acid and bile secretion, and can survive competition with other enteric microorganisms. Most probiotics were originally isolated from … Read moreIrritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The etiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is thought to be multifactorial, with several factors (including alterations in gut motility, small-bowel bacterial overgrowth, microscopic inflammation, and visceral hypersensitivity) potentially playing a role. Recent studies have suggested that probiotics may be useful in the treatment of IBS. Although the exact mechanism for how probiotics may aid … Read moreProbiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)