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Blue Light Treats MRSA Infections

submitted by: admin on 01/09/2014
An article published in November of 2013 in the journal, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, documented that using blue light therapy at both 405 and 470 nm was effective in vivo to treat skin infections in rats infected with MRSA.  More than two billion people now carry some strain of staphlococcus aureus, and 53 million now carry MRSA (methicillin...

Breast milk is a probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Spanish researchers reported in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that there are more than 700 species of bacteria in normal human breast milk. They suggest that this is one of the factors leading to which bacteria will colonize the infant's digestive tract. Mother's milk is primarily lactose, but it is...

Having Too Few Gut Microbes is a Disease

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  A study published in the August issue of the journal, Nature, did a genetic analysis on the number of gut microbes in 292 Danes and found that 25% have up to 40% fewer gut bacteria and reduced bacterial diversity. This was accompanied by low grade inflammation, weakened immunity, an increase in the incidence of obesity! Decreased numbers and...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
About 20% of us have IBS. Sypmtoms are reviewed and treatments described. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. Infections, food allergies, parasites, food poisoning are all suspected to cause IBS. Probiotics are discussed.          

Overtreatment of Sinus Infections with Antibiotics

submitted by: admin on 01/20/2019
Sinus infections are overtreated with antibiotics. Only about 3% of sinus infections are bacterial�the rest are viral. Antibiotics don't work in viral infections, but they are still too often prescribed.

Why Milk Can Cause Ulcerative Colitis

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
Milk fats can initiate immune dysfunction that can lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Concentrated milk fat caused mice to develop IBD at three times the rate (60%) that mice fed a low fat diet or a diet with polyunsaturated fats. IBD correlated with the emergence of a bacteria called Bilophila wadsworthia from nearly undetectable levels to about 6% of...