Archives for November 2017

More Evidence on Probiotics for Weight Loss

There is plenty of clinical evidence that the use of probiotics might help facilitate weight loss, but a new review and meta-analysis puts it all into perspective. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 37 percent of the adult population is obese. That’s an important statistic when you consider the role obesity plays in disease. Obesity is defined as an excess amount of body fat — typically a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. A person who is extremely obese is likely to suffer from medical problems related to their weight such as osteoarthritis, heart…. [Read More…]

Follow Your Grandma’s Advice and Chew, Chew, Chew

Is proper chewing the key to good health? Grandma certainly thought so and now dental science is proving her right. Akira Uehama, the president of the Academy of Clinical Dentistry in Japan, calls it a “chewing revolution,” because more than one study shows mindful chewing does have an impact on both physical and mental health. Proper Chewing Increases Energy & Awareness A leading Japanese researcher set out to prove that better chewing habits are important, especially as people age. Japan, just like the U.S., is seeing an escalation in their aging population. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the number…. [Read More…]

Probiotics & Constipation

Constipation is more than an uncomfortable inconvenience; it can be a sign of some serious health problems including a toxic gut, numerous types of GI cancer, and nerve or hormone problems. Allowing partially digested food to sit in the body for too long, without normal eliminations, can expose a person to a buildup of toxins. Poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle and certain medications can also cause symptoms of constipation. More recent research is bringing light to the imbalances of bacteria in the gut that play a role in constipation and the concept of restoring balance through the use of probiotics…. [Read More…]

Can Probiotic Bacteria Help Clear Heavy Metals from the Body?

Are probiotics something that can help the body fight off heavy metals? A number of researchers are looking into ways that the right probiotics might aid people exposed to certain heavy metals such as mercury or arsenic. Medical science already understands how critical a diverse gut microbiota is to overall health, but they are shining a new light on how bacteria can provide additional health benefits related to heavy metals. About Heavy Metals Heavy metals are elements that occur naturally in nature. They get their name from their atomic weight, which is five times more dense than water. Although heavy…. [Read More…]