Category Archives: Nutrition: Digestion

7 Tips for Nurturing the Gut Microbiome

Newswise — Increased awareness of the importance of digestive health has quickly turned into a multi-million dollar industry. According to Global Industry Analysts, the probiotics market is expected to exceed $29 billion by 2015 and expected to rise 7 percent … Continue reading

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Immune System Promotes Digestive Health by Fostering Community of “Good” Gut Bacteria

Newswise — As many as 1.4 million Americans suffer from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and diarrhea that come with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. These conditions, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are associated with an imbalance among the thousands … Continue reading

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How you live drives how you, uh, drop a deuce

Host lifestyle affects human microbiota on daily timescales Lawrence A David1112, Arne C Materna3, Jonathan Friedman4, Maria I Campos-Baptista5, Matthew C Blackburn6, Allison Perrotta7, Susan E Erdman8 and Eric J Alm10479* * Corresponding author: Eric J Alm ejalm@mit.edu Author Affiliations … Continue reading

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Study illuminates how humans digest fibre

New insight into how gut bacteria digest fibre could lead to advances in areas as diverse as health and environmentally-friendly biofuels. Fibre is an essential part of a healthful diet, but our ability to benefit from it is entirely dependent … Continue reading

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Why Halloween candy spooks older folks’ digestive systems

Have you ever wondered why young children can eat bags of Halloween candy and feel fine the next day – compared to adults who experience all sorts of agony following the same junk food binge? Evolution and a gene called … Continue reading

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Diabetes patients with gastrointestinal issues could benefit from smaller-particle foods

Many diabetes patients suffer from symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and lack of appetite. A doctoral thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy shows that a diet consisting of foods that fall apart easily, for example boiled potatoes and fish gratin, can … Continue reading

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How to achieve a well-balanced gut

Creating an environment that nurtures the trillions of beneficial microbes in our gut and, at the same time, protects us against invasion by food-borne pathogens is a challenge. A study published on August 8 in PLOS Pathogens reveals the role … Continue reading

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Chew more to retain more energy, says new study

CHICAGO—Almonds may still be considered one of the highest energy food sources but it’s not about how much you bite off, instead it’s about how much you chew, according to a July 14 panel discussion at the 2013 Institute of … Continue reading

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable … Continue reading

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Diet rich in slowly digested carbs reduces markers of inflammation in overweight and obese adults

Among overweight and obese adults, a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as whole grains, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with chronic disease, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research … Continue reading

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High-cereal-fiber intake and insulin sensitivity: new information

Changes in dominant groups of the gut microbiota do not explain cereal-fiber induced improvement of whole-body insulin sensitivity Martin O Weickert, Ayman M Arafat, Michael Blaut, Carl Alpert, Natalie Becker, Verena Leupelt, Natalia Rudovich, Matthias Mohlig and Andreas FH Pfeiffer … Continue reading

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The Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Kitchen

The Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free Kitchen offers more than 150 flavor-packed recipes created especially for those who must avoid dairy and gluten in their diets—proving that you no longer have to abandon the foods you love, even when you do have … Continue reading

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Probiotics knowledge growing, though there are misperceptions, says Dannon. Here’s what they would like us to know.

Probiotics information and resources on Amazon WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new survey from The Dannon Company reveals that Americans are more familiar than ever with probiotics—live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. … Continue reading

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