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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.            

Can Antibiotics Cause Weight Gain in Infants?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Treating infants with antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight later in childhood according to an article published in August 2012 in the International Journal of Obesity. When treated in the first 5 months of life, the risk among 10,000 infants of being overweight was 22% higher than those not treated with antibiotics. The type of microbes...

D-Mannose For Urinary Tract Infections

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Chronic use of antibiotics may help with chronic urinary tract infections, but they also effect the microflora in the GI tract. E. Coli cause 80% of all urinary tract infections. When E. Coli sticks to the lining of the urinary tract it causes inflammation of the urinary tissues. A simple sugar that the body cannot metabolize coats E. Coli and prevents them from...

Gut Bacteria May Protect Against Stroke

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Altered gut microbiota is associated with heart attacks and strokes. A Swedish study published in the December issue of Nature Communications showed that the gut microflora in people with stroke had less capacity to produce carotenoids and could be part of the reason why they suffered from a stroke. Carotenoid supplements show mixed results in...

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...

Why Belly Fat is not All Bad

submitted by: admin on 11/27/2013
When I was in medical school the omentum, that fatty membrane in the abdomen that covers the abdominal cavity and its organs, was believed to be no more than a repository for fat. Today researchers have discovered that it is a organ that regulates immune T cells and is a rich repository of stem cells that are necessary for organ repair and regeneration. It may...

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...