Wheat Belly: 12 rules for healthy eating
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora grain-free Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic undoctored Weight Loss Source Type: blogs

L reuteri bacterial numbers
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, September 21st 2020
Fight Aging! publishes news and commentary relevant to the goal of ending all age-related disease, to be achieved by bringing the mechanisms of aging under the control of modern medicine. This weekly newsletter is sent to thousands of interested subscribers. To subscribe or unsubscribe from the newsletter, please visit: https://www.fightaging.org/newsletter/ Longevity Industry Consulting Services Reason, the founder of Fight Aging! and Repair Biotechnologies, offers strategic consulting services to investors, entrepreneurs, and others interested in the longevity industry and its complexities. To find out m...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 20, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Recent Studies on the Changing Gut Microbiome in Aging
Today's research materials are a selection of recent studies on the gut microbiome and its relationship to the aging process. The scientific community has in recent years uncovered a great deal of new information regarding the way in which the gut microbiome both influences health and exhibits detrimental changes with age. Some of the microbes of the digestive tract are responsible for the generation of beneficial metabolites such as butyrate, indoles, and propionate. Unfortunately these populations decline in number with advancing age, and this negatively impacts tissue function throughout the body. Additionally, harmful ...
Source: Fight Aging! - September 17, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

What plankton and whales can teach us about the human microbiome
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora microbiota prebiotic probiotic sibo undoctored Source Type: blogs

Trillionaire
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle microbiota probiotic reuteri undoctored Source Type: blogs

Billionaire
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle microbiota probiotic reuteri undoctored Source Type: blogs

Fermenting with hummus, salsa, fruit purees and other foods
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora probiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

IBS-C, methanogenic SIBO, and L. reuteri
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora constipation IBS ibs-c methanogen methanogenic microbiota probiotic sibo undoctored Source Type: blogs

50 Shades of SIBO
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora microbiota probiotic sibo undoctored Source Type: blogs

Super-duper low-cost probiotic
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle microbiota probiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

Bacillus coagulans: The neglected probiotic
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: News & Updates Source Type: blogs

An emerging link between the urinary microbiome and urinary incontinence
Most people know that microorganisms live on our skin, and in other places in the body such as the digestive tract. However, traditional thinking and medical teaching was that there was no such microbiome in the urinary tract. Many people may still believe that urine is sterile. Advanced detection methods such as enhanced urine cultures and DNA sequencing have shown that this is not true. These newer technologies have enabled identification of low levels of microorganisms that were not previously detected using conventional methods. This has revolutionized how we think about the urinary tract when it is both healthy and un...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeannine Miranne, MD, MS Tags: Incontinence Kidney and urinary tract Women's Health Source Type: blogs

L. reuteri survey results
The results of my recent survey on the effects of consuming L. reuteri yogurt are in. There were 7 questions with responses ranging from 0 to 10. Of the 84 people who provided responses, here is what they said: My sleep is deeper and/or it is easier to fall asleep or stay asleep: 5.1 62% reported moderate improvement in sleep or better, while 13.25% reported dramatic improvement, 23% reported no improvement. My appetite has diminished: 4.9 57.8% reported moderate reduction in appetite or more. My skin is smoother, wrinkles less prominent: 5.3 60.7% reported moderate skin improvement or better, 13% reported dramatic improve...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open bowel flora microbiota oxytocin probiotic reuteri sibo undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

L. reuteri yogurt: What has been your experience? Take the survey.
Here is a brief 7-question survey on your experience consuming the Lactobacillus reuteri yogurt that we make from the two strains of this species. If you have been making and consuming the L. reuteri yogurt for at least 4 weeks, tell us about your experience with skin, muscle, and social health, as well as any unique experiences you may have had. And let’s not get bogged down with discussions about the problems you may have had in obtaining a satisfactory yogurt end-result; let’s focus on the effects you may or may not have experienced. The post L. reuteri yogurt: What has been your experience? Take the survey....
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - August 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open bowel flora probiotic reuteri undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Do you have Malassezia?
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle fungal overgrowth microbiota probiotic rash sibo sifo skin rash small intestinal bacterial overgrowth small intestinal fungal overgrowth undoctored Source Type: blogs

The lowdown on the low-FODMAP diet
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal disorder that produces distressing symptoms like abdominal pain, significant bloating, and altered bowel movements that can shuttle between diarrhea and constipation. While changing what you eat won’t cure you, an evidence-based approach called the low-FODMAP diet is the most frequently prescribed food plan to help relieve IBS symptoms. Studies show it can reduce symptoms for the majority of patients. However, because of certain challenges and risks associated with the low-FODMAP diet, it’s worth talking to an expert before you try it. FODMAP basics  Th...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Gelsomin, MLA, RD, LDN Tags: Digestive Disorders Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs

What ’ s the most effective collagen supplement?
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle collagen collagen hydrolysates fingernails hair moisture oxytocin probiotic reduce wrinkles skin skin moisture undoctored Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, July 13th 2020
In conclusion, sitting for prolonged periods of time without interruption is unfavorably associated with DBP and HDL cholesterol. Exercise Slows Inappropriate Growth of Blood Vessels in a Mouse Model of Macular Degeneration https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/07/exercise-slows-inappropriate-growth-of-blood-vessels-in-a-mouse-model-of-macular-degeneration/ Excessive growth of blood vessels beneath the retina is a proximate cause of blindness in conditions such as macular degeneration. Researchers here provide evidence for physical activity to be influential in the pace at which this process of tissue...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 12, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

What ’ s wrong with probiotics?
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora microbiota probiotic reuteri undoctored Source Type: blogs

The Aging Gut Microbiome Produces More Trimethylamine, Harming Arterial Function
In recent years academic interest has grown in the study of the gut microbiome. Researchers are making inroads into understanding the considerable influence of these microbial populations over the progression of health and aging. The gut microbiome may be as influential as physical activity in these matters. The balance of microbial populations shifts unfavorably over time, for reasons that are yet to be fully mapped and understood. This leads to greater numbers of inflammatory microbes, or those that produce harmful byproducts, and fewer microbes that produce beneficial metabolites. Researchers have identified some of the...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 8, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

A Probiotic Supplement That Fights COVID-19
A supplement that enhances immunity against COVID-19 and other viral infections. → Support PsyBlog for just $5 per month. Enables access to articles marked (M) and removes ads. → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog)
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - July 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mina Dean Tags: COVID19 Source Type: blogs

How to stay young until you die
The emerging science on the microbiome has revealed a fascinating key to gaining control over a number of important facets of the aging process. With the strategies I discuss in this video, people are experiencing: –Restoration of youthful muscle and strength –Reduced skin wrinkles and increased dermal collagen –Accelerated healing –Increased libido –Preservation of bone density We are also experiencing an increase in empathy and desire for human connection, all via a boost in oxytocin release. The post How to stay young until you die appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open microbiota oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

What 60 Minutes got wrong about the microbiome and probiotics
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - July 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora Inflammation microbiota prebiotic probiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, June 29th 2020
In conclusion, metabolomics is a promising approach for the assessment of biological age and appears complementary to established epigenetic clocks. Sedentary Behavior Raises the Risk of Cancer Mortality https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/06/sedentary-behavior-raises-the-risk-of-cancer-mortality/ Living a sedentary lifestyle is known to be harmful to long term health, raising the risk of age-related disease and mortality. Researchers here show that a sedentary life specifically increases cancer mortality, and does so independently of other factors. This is one of many, many reasons to maintain a re...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 28, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Gastrointestinal Diseases in America: The Costly Impact on Employers and Patients
SPONSORED POST By SAM HOLLIDAY Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD Gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are more prevalent—and costlier—than many employers realize. Up to 70 million Americans are affected by gastrointestinal (GI) diseases each year—twice as many people as those living with diabetes (34.2 million).[1],[2] Overall direct healthcare costs for GI diseases are estimated to be $136 billion each year in the U.S., more than heart disease ($113bn) and mental health disorders ($99bn...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech gastrointestinal diseases Oshi Health Sam Holliday Source Type: blogs

Cyclic Peptides to Remodel the Gut Microbiome by Suppressing Growth of Harmful Bacteria
Research into the effects of the gut microbiome on health and aging is presently flourishing. Scientists are identifying meaningful changes in microbial populations that take place with age, as well as metabolites generated by gut microbes that favorably influence health, such as indoles, butyrate, propionate, and so forth. With advancing age, the balance of microbial populations shifts from beneficial to harmful. The production of beneficial metabolites decreases. Microbes invade gut tissue to produce a state of chronic inflammation that spreads to accelerate the onset and progression of age-related disease throughout the...
Source: Fight Aging! - June 23, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Statins disrupt the intestinal microbiome
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora microbiota prebiotic probiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

Probiotics — even inactive ones — may relieve IBS symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gut-brain disorder that can cause a variety of uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms including abdominal pain and diarrhea, constipation, or a mix of the two. IBS can reduce quality of life, often results in missed school or work, and can have a substantial economic impact. Physicians diagnose IBS by identifying symptoms laid out in the Rome Criteria, a set of diagnostic measures developed by a group of more than 100 international experts. Limited diagnostic testing is also done, to help exclude other conditions that could present with similar symptoms. Although the precise cau...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anthony Lembo, MD Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Probiotics Source Type: blogs

Why your bowels are making you sick
The intestinal microbiome plays a huge role in how you feel, your mental outlook, how well you sleep, as well as your health. It can be responsible for health conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome, type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver, autoimmune and neurodegenerative conditions. It has become easier to identify, then manage, your intestinal microbiome and you don’t even need a doctor to do it. The post Why your bowels are making you sick appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open bowel flora microbiota prebiotic probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Glyphosate: The Antibiotic
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle gluten-free grain-free grains microbiota prebiotic probiotic Source Type: blogs

Allergies, Colds and COVID: How to Tell the Difference
What follows is a breakdown of the symptoms of allergies, cold and flu, along with what we know so far about COVID. My hope is that this will provide parents with a quick checklist that can help assess what their child may be experiencing so they can then pursue the appropriate treatment. Allergies Allergies occur when the body perceives certain particles, like dust or pollen, as foreign invaders. Allergies often arise if a child did not experience much exposure (say, to pets or pollen) growing up, or the predisposition can be passed down genetically. While these tiny particles are not necessarily a threat to health, the b...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - June 17, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Allergies Colds Colds & Flu COVID-19 Source Type: blogs

“ I ’ m gaining weight with the L. reuteri yogurt! ”
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle oxytocin probiotic reuteri undoctored Source Type: blogs

Goat milk and kefir probiotic nonsense
An advert persistently appears selling goat’s milk fermented with granules of a yeast-like product called kefir. It claims to “protect your immune system” and the advert details all the benefits to your gut microbes of so-called pro-biotics. Trouble is, you can’t eat or drink something to “protect your immune system” and as far as I can tell from a search of the scientific literature there is no strong evidence based in human trials that suggests any benefits for healthy people whatsoever to eating or drinking probiotics to “balance” gut microbes either. Most of the so-called...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - June 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Health and Medicine Source Type: blogs

Oxalate kidney stones: A bowel flora situation
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle dysbiosis kidney stones nephrolithiasis oxalate probiotic sibo Source Type: blogs

Advanced topics for dealing with bloating
You’ve likely heard conventional advice to deal with abdominal bloating, such as eat smaller meals, avoid beans, or chew your food better. But there is a smarter way to manage bloating: identify and address the causes. Not only does this yield relief, it can yield numerous other health benefits. It is a smarter, more effective way to deal with bloating, as well as other health issues. The post Advanced topics for dealing with bloating appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open abdominal discomfort abdominal pain bloating gas grain-free grains microbiota prebiotic probiotic sibo undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

L. casei: The Anti-Stress Microbe?
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle microbiota probiotic Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, May 18th 2020
This study provides direct evidence for the contribution of gut microbiota to the cognitive decline during normal aging and suggests that restoring microbiota homeostasis in the elderly may improve cognitive function. On Nutraceutical Senolytics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/05/on-nutraceutical-senolytics/ Nutraceuticals are compounds derived from foods, usually plants. In principle one can find useful therapies in the natural world, taking the approach of identifying interesting molecules and refining them to a greater potency than naturally occurs in order to produce a usefully large therape...
Source: Fight Aging! - May 17, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Transplanting Gut Microbes from Old Rats to Young Rats Produces Inflammation and Cognitive Decline
This study provides direct evidence for the contribution of gut microbiota to the cognitive decline during normal aging and suggests that restoring microbiota homeostasis in the elderly may improve cognitive function. (Source: Fight Aging!)
Source: Fight Aging! - May 14, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs

Bacterial Count Amplification System
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle microbiota probiotic reuteri undoctored Source Type: blogs

What you need to know about fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia can be an incapacitating condition for many people with diffuse aches and pains that generally do not respond well to drugs. Prescription drugs for this condition are also plagued by substantial side-effects, as well as costs. There are a handful of natural strategies that have yielded extravagant successes for many people, lessons learned from the worldwide Wheat Belly and Undoctored programs. The post What you need to know about fibromyalgia appeared first on Dr. William Davis. (Source: Wheat Belly Blog)
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open fibromyalgia Lyrica microbiota pain meds prebiotic prednisone probiotic sibo small intestinal bacterial overgrowth undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

Doubling time: bacterial “ compound interest ”
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle casei Fermentation fermented microbiota probiotic reuteri Weight Loss yogurt Source Type: blogs

Keeping Kids Healthy in the Age of Coronavirus: Dr. Greene on The People ’ s Pharmacy
Transcript [00:00:00] Joe Graedon: I’m Joe Graedon. [00:00:01] Terry Graedon: And I’m Terry Graedon. Welcome to this podcast of the People’s Pharmacy. [00:00:06] Joe Graedon: You can find previous podcasts and more information on a range of health topics at PeoplesPharmacy.com.  [00:00:14] How’s your family holding up during the coronavirus pandemic? Isolation can be especially challenging for children. [00:00:22] This is the People’s Pharmacy with Terry and Joe Graedon. [00:00:33] Terry Graedon:  Children appear less susceptible than older adults to serious complications of COVID-19...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 21, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog COVID COVID-19 Viral Infection Source Type: blogs

Make your own probiotic yogurt
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora microbiota probiotic Source Type: blogs

The hard facts behind constipation
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - April 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle bowel flora microbiota prebiotic probiotic undoctored Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Podcast: Mom Driven, Doctor Aligned & HeyMama Join Forces
Transcript [00:00:00] Agatha: Hi!  It’s Agatha Luczo.  Welcome to “Mom Driven, Dr. Aligned”.  Dr. Alan Greene and I were just on with the HeyMama Community doing a Q&A about COVID-19.  Dr. Greene gave us such amazing advice and tips about how to deal with immunity health and how to take care of ourselves during this time. And some advice I haven’t heard anywhere else. I’m excited to bring all of the conversation to our family and friends.  [00:00:36] Dr. Greene:  Wonderful to get to be with the HeyMama Community. I’ve gotten a bunch of questions already ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 16, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Uncategorized COVID COVID-19 Parenting Source Type: blogs

COVID: Supplements, the Immune System, and Preventative Care
In the midst of a viral pandemic, with orders to “shelter at home” in effect, parents may be wondering what else can be done to protect the health of their families. Unprecedented circumstances often lead to feelings of a loss of control, which can sometimes generate a sense of fear, and even sadness. Minimizing unnecessary travel and condensing trips to the grocery store or pharmacy is a vital part of slowing the spread of illness, however, there are also ways to take care of yourself and your children that can improve the function of the innate immune system, lessen stress, and increase the chances of staying...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - April 14, 2020 Category: Child Development Authors: Alan Greene MD Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Air Quality COVID COVID-19 Immunity Vitamins & Supplements Zinc Source Type: blogs

Eating during COVID-19: Improve your mood and lower stress
My patients these days are expressing more angst and fear, and looking to find ways to cope with the pandemic and the “new normal.” With children and entire families home together all day, and work and school schedules disrupted, loss of a daily routine can increase anxiety and disrupt healthy eating. One of the drivers for this increase in anxiety seems to be uncertainty, which can throw plans for healthy eating out the window. Meal planning for a family, a challenge on its own, can be more so now with seclusion at home, more people to feed with different tastes, and more food stores with limited groceries and...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Food as medicine Healthy Eating Prevention Probiotics Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, April 6th 2020
This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 5, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Transplanting Gut Microbes from Long-Lived Humans into Mice to Assess the Outcomes
It is well known that the gut microbiome is influential on long-term health, and undergoes detrimental changes with advancing age. Beneficial species decline, while inflammatory and otherwise unhelpful species prosper. The reasons for these changes are not well understood, but probably involve a combination of many factors, such as diet, immune dysfunction, and so forth. There is a growing interest in the research community in assessing the contribution of gut microbiome changes to degenerative aging, and finding ways to reverse those changes. The study noted here is less interesting for the presented data, and more...
Source: Fight Aging! - April 1, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Medicine, Biotech, Research Source Type: blogs