How Your Brain Is Connected to Your Gut: 7 Facts About Gut Health
We've all had a "gut feeling," or someone has told us to "follow our gut." It's that feeling that we may know something just by knowing—our intuition telling us something. It turns out that this feeling is more than just a feeling. The human body is an intricate series of systems, each individually playing a vital role in our overall health and well-being, and at the same time, they are all connected to make our whole body work. One of these systems is the gut, also known as the gastrointestinal tract, which is responsible for digesting food and absorbing nutrients. When we combine its superpowers with the brain...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Irene Rondom Tags: health and fitness self-improvement brain health gut health Source Type: blogs
TORdx LUNG Test for Donor Lung Assessment: Interview with Eric Brouwer, Chief Scientific Officer at SQI Diagnostics
SQI Diagnostics, a medtech company based in Canada, is developing the TORdx LUNG Test. The technology is intended to assist clinicians in assessing donor lungs in their suitability for transplantation. At present, clinicians typically assess donor lungs using qualitative variables, such as donor health and lung size. One of the most important factors, lung inflammation, is difficult to assess, and clinicians will often play it safe and reject an organ if there is any doubt about it. This means that lungs that might actually be suitable for transplantation are often rejected, further compounding the lack of donor organs....
Source: Medgadget - July 18, 2022 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Conn Hastings Tags: Cardiac Surgery Exclusive Medicine Thoracic Surgery lung transplant sqi diagnostics Source Type: blogs
Gastroenterology Embraces Artificial Intelligence
AI and machine learning have the potential to redefine the management of several GI disorders.John Halamka, M.D., president, Mayo Clinic Platform, and Paul Cerrato, senior research analyst and communications specialist, Mayo Clinic Platform, wrote this article.Colonoscopy is one of the true success stories in modern medicine.Studies have demonstrated that colonoscopy screening detects the cancer at a much earlier stage, reducing the risk of invasive tumors and metastatic disease, andreducing mortality. However, while colorectal cancer is highly preventable, it is thethird leading cause of cancer-related deathsin the U.S. A...
Source: Life as a Healthcare CIO - October 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: blogs
The Best Technologies Against Food Allergies
Food has a significant role in our lives, yet, we practically have no idea what we eat. With the advent of industrial farming and the food processing industry, consumer control over food has been lost – and we lost track of substances. Food labels are far from providing enough information about what is actually in the package. Although labelling of allergens is mandatory in most countries, factual data is often hidden behind mysterious E-s and numbers. Various tech devices promise a solution. And a solution is indeed needed. About 7.5% of the global population is allergic to certain foods. Over 200,000 people require ...
Source: The Medical Futurist - May 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: Lifestyle medicine Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Biotechnology Digital Health Research Future of Food Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Medical Diagnostics digital technology food allergy Nima food sensor digital health techno Source Type: blogs
Raising the awareness of celiac disease in the medical community
May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Physicians and others in the medical community need to be more aware of celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten that affects approximately 1 percent of the U.S. population. However, most physicians didn’t learn much about it in medical school or duringRead more …Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/christina-tennyson" rel="tag" > Christina Tennyson, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
Michelin Star Medicine: Food Start-Up Epicured Delivers Meals for GI & Chronic Condition Care
By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Food-as-Medicine startup, Epicured, looks and acts a lot like the consumer meal delivery startups booming during this pandemic (think Freshly, which was just acquired by Nestle for $1.5B) but with one important difference: all the meals are based on diets that have been clinically validated as treatments for chronic disease. The three year old company got its start in GI disorders, turning complex Low FODMAP diets, gluten-free diets, etc. into home-delivered, ready-to-eat dishes that patients with Crohn’s disease, Colitis, IBS, IBD, celiac, or other gastro conditions could actually i...
Source: The Health Care Blog - December 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech Jessica DaMassa WTF Health Epicured Source Type: blogs
The Future Of Food And Eating
I do not have to stress how important a role food and eating play in our lives. Food is at the base in Maslow’s hierarchy of our needs; it is essential for our survival. It shows perfectly the creativity of humankind: food exists in the richest variety of ingredients, forms, shapes, tastes and colors all over the world from the Greenlandic kiviak (dozens of small birds stuffed into a seal fermented under a rock) through the Liquid Pea Sphere of molecular gastronomy to the tagliatelle with hand-cut meat ragout from the world’s best restaurant, Osteria Francescana. The advent of novel digital health tools will radicalise...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: berci.mesko Tags: Future of Food 3d printing genomics Innovation technology GC1 sensors nutrigenomics food sensors Source Type: blogs
The Rise Of At-Home Lab Tests
If I had to name which futuristic healthcare innovations are the easiest to put into practice now that can really make a difference in people’s lives today, I’d say one of those is definitely at-home testing. To have access to a wide range of analyses determining our lab markers and blood results without the wait at the doctor’s, at the lab, and without even meeting anyone… Sounds great. Not to mention that it’s already in the existing testing kits. We just need to use all these in a more systematic way. Pregnancy tests or finger-prick diabetes tests, for example, were game changers. They are easy to use and a...
Source: The Medical Futurist - June 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Judit Kuszkó Tags: E-Patients Future of Medicine Health Insurance Robotics Telemedicine & Smartphones blood test fda genetics theranos food scanner national geographic food allergy Nima microbiome test at-home tests lab test foodmarble Iama Source Type: blogs
Can celiac disease affect life expectancy?
Celiac disease (CD), triggered by the ingestion of gluten, occurs in people genetically predisposed to develop the chronic autoimmune condition. During the past few decades, doctors have learned much about how the disease develops, including genetic and other risk factors. However, results from studies on whether people with CD have an increased risk of premature death linked to the condition have been mixed. A recent study shows a small but statistically significant increased mortality rate. Celiac disease can affect the entire body Until recently, CD was considered a mainly pediatric gastrointestinal disorder, associated...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc Tags: Allergies Autoimmune diseases Source Type: blogs
Bread, paper, and other indigestible objects
Olivia posted this incredible story of wheat-free release in the comments on this blog some time back. Her story so powerfully encapsulates how far off course health can go by consuming this thing called “wheat,” that I thought it was worth sharing with everybody again. During her wheat-consuming days, Olivia was clearly suffering body-wide inflammation and other effects that were being ineffectively “treated” by her doctor, effects largely due to the indigestible or only partially-digestible proteins from the seeds of grasses AKA wheat. As often happens, she managed to reverse the entire collection...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Susan: New lessons learned on celiac disease
The post Susan: New lessons learned on celiac disease appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - February 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates celiac gluten gluten-free grain-free wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Ask D ’Mine: Eating Well Gluten-Free with Celiac and Diabetes
Our weekly diabetes advice column offers tips on making gluten-free food more palatable. (Source: Diabetes Mine)
Source: Diabetes Mine - February 1, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: blogs
Food allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity: What ’s the difference, and why does it matter?
Chances are that you or someone you know has experienced unpleasant symptoms after a meal or snack. Maybe you experienced some degree of sneezing, wheezing, rashes, brain fog, joint pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, or another symptom. This may have led you to believe you have a food allergy — and maybe you do. But it’s also possible that you have a food intolerance, celiac disease, or a food sensitivity. This is important, because some of the reactions can range from just annoying to life-threatening. Food intolerances Food intolerance refers mostly to the inability to process or digest certain foods. The most common ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcelo Campos, MD Tags: Allergies Digestive Disorders Source Type: blogs
Reviews of the Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly
Amazon reviews of the new Revised & Expanded Edition of Wheat Belly are coming in. In the original Wheat Belly book, I focused mostly on the history of wheat from Natufian porridge to modern whole wheat bread, the dramatic changes in wheat introduced by geneticists and agribusiness, and the effects it has on modern health. In Wheat Belly Total Health, I outlined a program to undo the harm incurred by wheat consumption and additional steps to take to, for instance, reverse insulin resistance. In Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, I provided a step-by-step, day-by-day plan to follow the Wheat Belly lifestyle. And, of...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - January 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open expanded grain-free Inflammation revised updated Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 30th 2019
This study presents the effects of berberine (BBR) on the aging process resulting in a promising extension of lifespan in model organisms. BBR extended the replicative lifespan, improved the morphology, and boosted rejuvenation markers of replicative senescence in human fetal lung diploid fibroblasts. BBR also rescued senescent cells with late population doubling (PD). Furthermore, the senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-β-gal)-positive cell rates of late PD cells grown in the BBR-containing medium were ~72% lower than those of control cells, and its morphology resembled that of young cells. Mechanistically, BBR im...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 29, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs