Genetics help make a weed a weed
(University of British Columbia) New University of British Columbia research finds that the success of weedy and invasive plants like the Jerusalem artichoke lies in their genes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What The Latest Research Really Means For Crohn’s Disease
A recent study came out this month identifying specific fungus and bacteria that were linked to cases of Crohn’s disease. While E coli had previously been identified, this new study finds Serratia marcescens and candida tropicalis are in the mix as well (1). Crohn’s disease affects more than a half-million people each year inflicting debilitating symptoms such as chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss and fatigue. Researchers were pleased to present this new information in the hopes of leading to better treatment options for patients down the road. While this study sheds light on possible aberrations of ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Is Your Gut Sabotaging Your Sleep?
By Well+Good You can eat well, rock your workout, and maximize your spiritual well-being, but if you're only clocking five fitful hours of shut-eye a night, your otherwise-healthy routine isn't helping you as much as you think it is. So it's too bad that falling asleep (and staying asleep!) is so tough for so many people--as in, the 50-70 million American adults with a sleep or wakefulness disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These days, pillow problems are a full-blown epidemic. (Right, Arianna Huffington?) RELATED: 5 Steps You Can Take For Better Sleep According To Arianna Huffington ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Pros of Prebiotics
By now, most people are aware of the many benefits of probiotic supplementation, including improved digestive health. However, a relatively new area of study regarding the digestive system concerns prebiotics, which are non-digestible fibers found in certain foods. These carbohydrates, oligosaccharides, provide a food source for the beneficial gut flora (probiotics such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli) and help promote their growth in the colon. To be classified as a prebiotic, the fibers such as oligofructose or inulin must demonstrate that they are fermented by gastrointestinal microflora, they stimulate the growt...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news