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A Practical Clinical Guide to Understanding Dysbiosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
This is an extensive review of how the ecosystem of the intestinal tract and affects its function and how it relates to immunity and permeability of the intestinal tract lining. It provides a scientific basis for natural and safe treatment of IBS and other bowel conditions using nutritional supplements such as probiotics, l-glutamine, quercetin, and UltraClear...

Antibiotics and the GI Tract

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
This is an extensive review of what antibiotics do to the microflora of the GI tract. Many MDs overuse antibiotics "just to be sure" that a bacteria may be causing symptoms; this is very dangerous thinking. It is common knowledge that antibiotics are massively overused in treating colds, flus, ear infections, etc. Yeast syndromes, leaky gut syndrome,...

Antibiotics and Their Dangers

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Antibiotics are massively overused in medical practice. Their side effects are far more profound than most MDs recognize. We review some of these complications, especially in modifying the microbial ecosystem in the gut.            

Asthma

submitted by: admin on 09/18/2013
  Dr. Len gives an overview of what asthma is and how it affects us. Triggers are reviewed and their mechanism of action are reviewed. The role of the intestinal tract and its microflora in causing immune reactions are explained. Treatment from both mainstream and CAM approaches are reviewed and leaky gut syndrome is explained.

Asthma Overview

submitted by: admin on 08/21/2016
  Dr. Len gives an overview of what asthma is and how it affects us. Triggers are reviewed and their mechanism of action are reviewed. The role of the intestinal tract and its microflora in causing immune reactions are explained. Treatment from both mainstream and CAM approaches are reviewed and leaky gut syndrome is explained.            

Candida Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Candida is a controversial condition that is generally not recognized in mainstream medicine but often highlighted in alterntive medicine. An overgrowth of candida albicans is the culprit and associated symptoms can involve any organ system in the body and cause an enormous range of symptoms. By eradicating candida with antifungal agents and a diet...

Choosing the Right Probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Choosing the right probiotic is not an easy task. Few are studied in clinical trials, so it is difficult to know which ones will work best. One product, VSL #3) is considered a medical food by the FDA and has been studied in 80 clinical trials and delivers up to 900 million live microbes with a diverse combination of friendly flora that includes various...

Digestion and Immunity

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
One of the best kept secrets in medicine is that the gut is critical in developing and maintaining immunity. More than 60% of all immune cells are in the GI tract. How this works and is related to leaky gut is discussed.        

Do Fungi Cause Digestive Disorders?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Research published in the journal, Science, in May of 2012 revealed a link between fungi and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis. More than 100 different species of fungi have been found in the GI tract. White blood cells make a protein called Dectin-1 that locates and kills fungi and has been found to be defective in people with ulcerative colitis. The...

Gut Microflora and Colon Cancer

submitted by: admin on 04/24/2014
Studies from the Wistar Institute published in April of 2014 suggest that the microbes that make up the microflora of the intestinal tract can suppress DNA repair in the cells lining the intestinal tract and lead to colorectal cancer. It is only recently that most gastroenterologists have begun to appreciate the importance of the microflora in the gut. We...

Gut Microflora Regulate Immunity

submitted by: admin on 03/31/2015
  A study from the Mayo Clinic published in the PloS ONE in June of 2012 showed that the gut microflora regulate the immune system and may be directly related to autoimmune disorders such as ulcerative colitis, and diabetes. In fact, the gut microbiome may be used as a biomarker for this predisposition and it may be possible to prevent autoimmune diseases...

How Chocolate Reduces Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
Scientists from LSU Medical Center reported at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition on how the flora in the intestinal tract digest chocolate and convert its large, poorly absorbed, polyphenols that protect the heart and brain from inflammation, into smaller, more easily absorbed antioxidants. They recommend building up the gut microbes that accomplish...

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.          

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Irritable bowel syndrome is defined and its symptoms, evaluation, and treatment reviewed. Treatment in mainstream and nutritional medicine is explained and contrasted.        

Is Obesity Linked to our Gut Microflora?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  A recent Cedar-Sinai study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in April of 2013 could predict who is obese based on a breath test for hydrogen and methane. The question raised is are there bacteria in the gut that cause obesity by allowing the body to extract calories better. The issue that was not raised is could having...

Leaky Gut Syndrome

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
The definition, causes, diagnosis and treatment for this condition are reviewed. LGS is an important abnormality seen in most chronic diseases and can be usually be reversed using simple specialized nutritional support.          

Managing Digestive Disorders with Len and Vicki Saputo

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki provide an overview of digestive disorders, their physiology, and management using natural solutions. This indepth review offers specific measures for diagnosis and treatment. In general, probiotics, l-glutamine, UltraClear Sustain, and quercetin do miracles for most people with IBS. A healthy lifestyle also does a lot to restore normal...

Managing Vaginal Dryness with Probiotics

submitted by: admin on 10/19/2013
Researchers from Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland medical centers published an article in the October 2013 issue of the journal, Menopause, showing that the microflora in the vagina changes throughout a woman's reproductive life and that abnormalities in this microflora can cause vaginal dryness and painful intercourse (dysparunea).  They...

Microbes in the Gut Determine the Risk for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 11/21/2013
An article published in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology called mBio showed that both inflammation and a certain microbiome contribute to the development of colon cancer in mice.  Researchers transferred a stool sample from mice with colon cancer to germ-free mice and found that the incidence of colon cancer double that when compared...

Modifying the GI Microflora Lowers Blood Sugar

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
While it has been suspected that the GI microflora have a profound effect on human physiology, there has not been a lot of data supporting that the changes in physiology determine the resulting composition of the microflora. Now there is a study supporting that the microflora can be altered and this can change insulin sensitivity and decrease the risk for developing...