(Collective-Evolution) The link between a healthy gut microbiome and overall well-being has been established in recent years as we are learning that around 95% of the serotonin (commonly referred to as the “happy hormone”) produced in our bodies actually comes from our gut! This is one of many reasons why it is important to take care of our health, be mindful of the foods we are eating and be aware of adverse reactions from any drugs we are taking. →
(Natural News) A recent study revealed the hidden dangers of titanium dioxide (TiO2), an additive found in foods and medicines. Researchers from The University of Syndey (USYD) and other universities in Australia investigated whether TiO2 — an agent used in over 900 food products — can negatively impact human health.
“If there was a reason for using the titanium dioxide in food, I would say ‘OK, let’s consider it,’ but what is the reason? It’s purely [aesthetic],” explained Wojciech Chrzanowski, a professor at USYD and co-author of the study, which appeared in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition. →
(NaturalHealth365) Those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cope with a number of troubling symptoms, including painful abdominal pain, bloating and cramping. But research shows enteric-coated peppermint oil capsules – because of peppermint’s calming, relaxing effects on the stomach – can effectively eliminate many of the symptoms of IBS.
In our continuing effort to educate folks to the vast array of healing agents found in the natural world around us, we are excited to feature peppermint, a member of the aromatic mint family that you may already have squirreled away somewhere in your kitchen cupboard. While most have experienced peppermint as a flavoring agent, or perhaps as a comforting cup of herbal tea, few are aware of its wide range of experimentally confirmed therapeutic properties.
(NaturalHealth365) Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – a term that includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.
With symptoms of abdominal pain, cramping and altered bowel function, IBD is a potentially debilitating condition that can raise the risk of colon cancer and blood clots. Unfortunately, the prevalence of IBD is currently increasing nationwide. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation reports that 1.6 million people in the US are now affected by inflammatory bowel disease – with 70,000 new cases diagnosed every year.
(NaturalHealth365) Autism affects approximately 1-2% of the world’s population, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet, conventionally speaking, there’s ‘no definitive cause or cure.’ However, over the past few years, scientists have found some promising clues within the gut and recent studies have taken this one step further by featuring the…..Read more
(NaturalHealth365) If you’re one of the estimated 45 million Americans living with irritable bowel syndrome – also called IBS – then you understand how upsetting this common condition can be. Constipation and diarrhea are probably constant companions of yours, as well as issues like bloating, a sense of bowel urgency, and abdominal pain – often worse right after eating. But, have you heard how glutamine can help?
In the quest to find natural solutions for IBS or digestive upset, adding a glutamine supplement to a well-balanced diet could be the next key step. And even if you don’t have irritable bowel syndrome, this amino acid could very well still be beneficial for your overall well-being……..Read more