Nutrients and supplements can lower the rate of H. pylori colonization, reduce symptoms of infections, and improve the outcome of standard antibiotic therapy. Read more below to learn how you can help your body combat H. pylori naturally.
Depression is a complex disease with multiple contributing causes, involving both genetics and the environment. In this article, we discuss genetics, gut microbes, the gut-brain axis, as well as links between depression and inflammation.
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are two major types of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs), which are chronic inflammatory digestive problems of unknown causes. Read this post to learn more about genetics, lifestyle factors, immune system activation, and infections that contribute to IBDs.
CRP plays an important role in infections. However, this protein is also a marker of low-grade inflammation and a predictor of your cardiovascular disease risk. Find out how this protein links stress, emotional and socioeconomic cues to physiological ones, and how to keep your CRP levels at bay.
HbA1c is an indicator of long-term glucose levels and has been recommended for diagnosing diabetes by the American Diabetes Association. Increased HbA1c in nondiabetics, apart from being a risk factor for diabetes, is also associated with cardiovascular disease and elevated all-cause mortality. Ideally, you would want to keep your HbA1c low, but also stable. Read on to find out why, and to learn about all the factors that can help you improve your HbA1c levels.
The human body has an amazingly efficient detoxification system, mostly located in the liver. In healthy people, these detoxification processes are in balance, and most of the time function well. However, some diseases, vitamin deficiency, exposure to tobacco smoke, alcohol, and some drugs can upset the balance between detoxification enzymes. Find out which nutrients can help you restore that balance, and how you can help your body detoxify.
Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring protein that is found in milk and bodily fluids. It is a potent anti-microbial and modulator of the immune system. Several studies have shown that natural lactoferrin has many important roles. Read this post to learn more about the properties and health benefits of lactoferrin.
Probiotics are amazing. Not only do they improve our GI tract, they also balance the immune system, fight infections and allergies and improve our mood and cognitive function. Read on to learn how these “good bacteria” enhance our mood, combat stress and help with obesity and diabetes.