Medical News Today: Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all

New research suggests that fecal transplants from " super donors " could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's.
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Because it has become such a frequent item in everyday meals, suggesting that something so commonplace must be fine, people often ask: Is wheat really that bad? Let’s therefore catalog the health conditions that are associated with wheat consumption. Health conditions we know with 100% certainty are caused by consumption of wheat and related grains: Celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, cerebellar ataxia, “idiopathic” peripheral neuropathy, temporal lobe seizures, gluten encephalopathy, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis, tooth decay Health conditions ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates autoimmune diabetes gluten-free grain-free grains wheat wheat belly Source Type: blogs
In conclusion, the studies presented in the current review demonstrate that CBD has the potential to limit delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairment and improve cognitive function in various pathological conditions. Human studies suggest that CBD may have a protective role in delta-9-THC-induced cognitive impairments; however, there is limited human evidence for CBD treatment effects in pathological states (e.g. schizophrenia). In short, they found that CBD may help alleviate the negative impact of a person with schizophrenia from taking cannabis, both in the psychotic and cognitive symptoms associated with schizophrenia. T...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Alternative and Nutritional Supplements Disorders General Research Treatment cannabidiol Cannabis cbd cbd oil Marijuana THC Source Type: blogs
Losing one’s memories, and therefore one’s identity, must be a terrifying experience. With a global estimate of almost 50 million people living with dementia, predicted to rise to more than 130 million by 2050, the burden of Alzheimer&rsq...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diagnostics Exclusive Genetics Geriatrics Medicine Neurology Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and disease, as well as improvements in the present understanding of what works and what doesn't work when it comes to extending healthy life. Expect to see summaries of recent advances in medical research, news from the scientific community, advocacy and fundraising initiatives to help speed work on the repair and reversal of aging, links to online resources, and much more. This content is...
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Abstract The human gut is a composite anaerobic environment with a large, diverse and dynamic enteric microbiota, represented by more than 100 trillion microorganisms, including at least 1000 distinct species. The discovery that a different microbial composition can influence behavior and cognition, and in turn the nervous system can indirectly influence enteric microbiota composition, has signi´Čücantly contributed to establish the well-accepted concept of gut-brain axis. This hypothesis is supported by several evidence showing mutual mechanisms, which involve the vague nerve, the immune system, the hypothalamic-...
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Curr Med Chem Source Type: research
Scientists have shown that probiotics can improve memory and cognitive function in dementia patients.Alzheimer's Reading RoomThis research really caught my attention and I wanted to bring it into your awareness.One of the biggest problems I had with my mom was with the"dreaded bowel movement" in Alzheimer's care. It took me a while to convince my mom to drink prune juice.After a while I added a probiotic.The combination of coffee, prune juice, and a probiotic solved the bowel movment problem and after a couple of years of a constant nerve wracking problem - it never happened again. She went like clock work almost...
Source: Alzheimer's Reading Room, The - Category: Neurology Tags: alzheimer care brain dementia care dementia help for caregivers family caregiving help alzheimer's help with dementia care memory care probiotics science Source Type: blogs
Conclusion This randomised controlled trial looked at whether probiotic supplements help improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer's disease over 12 weeks. It also investigated the effect of probiotics on biomarkers for inflammation and metabolism in the body. It found treatment with probiotic supplements resulted in a small improvement in cognitive function compared with the control group. But everyone remained severely cognitively impaired, and it's not clear if the change in score was clinically important in terms of function. Although these are interesting findings, there are a few things to bear in mind...
Source: NHS News Feed - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news
Takeda, a Japanese company started in 1781, now with a global reach, is showing other pharmaceutical companies the path towards increased patient focus with their ground-breaking immersive employee initiative, #InTheirShoes. Audrey Liechti, Communications Manager for Takeda Zurich and Natacha Raphael, Head of Corporate Communications at Takeda Canada, spoke to eyeforpharma about the program.  Immersion into living with IBDThe initiative, which was invented in Z ürich and is now being rolled out across Takeda, was designed so that “employees remind themselves that patients come first,” says Raphael. Li...
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A research group led by Professor Seyun Kim of the Department of Biological Sciences at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has identified inositol pyrophosphates as the chemical that strongly controls neuron signaling via synaptotagmin. Related Posts:Brand new optogenetic tool for controlling neuronal…The simplistic beauty of a free radicalGroup suppresses oxidative stress and neuronal death…Alzheimer’s disease markers could be identified via…Researchers report breakthrough inhibition of intestinal…The post Research team identifies a neuron signal controlling molecu...
Source: My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Story - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: IBS News Source Type: blogs
Authors: Majewski M, Kozlowska A, Thoene M, Lepiarczyk E, Grzegorzewski WJ Abstract The kynurenine pathway (KP) of L-tryptophan metabolism produces several neuroactive metabolites with an amino acid structure. These metabolites may play an important role in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, schizophrenia, AIDS-dementia complex, depression, epilepsy and the aging process. Modulation of the KP through inhibition or stimulation of enzyme synthesis and activity can be an alternative approach to traditional therapy. Furthermore, it may be res...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
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