Usually described as ‘‘fructose intolerance’’, but often extending to malabsorption of other sugars, scientists believe the condition could affect almost half of the 15 per cent of Australians with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and be the prime trigger of symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating and pain.
Dieters could soon benefit from a pill that switches off hunger after scientist found that fiber reacts with the gut to produce an
Researchers at Imperial College discovered that people feel full when eating fruit and vegetables because fiber releases acetate into the gut.
Editorial: Another limited ‘scientific’ study proposing an incomplete
conclusion. For one, rodents easily convert omega 3 ALA whereas the latest
research reveals that humans convert less than 10%. Without the proper
conversion, ALAs and excessive omega 6s become toxic and inflammatory to
The combination of unsaturated fats in olive oil and nitrite-rich
leafy salad or vegetables may be what gives the Mediterranean diet its
healthy edge, according to new research in mice.
The study, published in PNAS, suggests that the combination
unsaturated fats and nitrite-rich vegetables can lead to the formation
of nitro fatty acids that may offer protection against high blood
The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere on and in the body outnumber the body’s own cells by an order of magnitude. It is only recently that the notion has come to the fore that these microorganisms are doing something other than helping us digest food or aiding in keeping nefarious colonies at bay. Now researchers are beginning to realize that there is a feedback loop at work between the brain and the gut, with one influencing the other.
Editorial: A great percentage of diseases begin in the gut; unfortunately, modern medicine overlooks this fact. (It normally takes a blatant example, such as in this article, to make any kind of connection for them. Yet thankfully for some of us, there are open-minded, well-researched M.D.s who make this knowledge an integral part of their medical practice.) Even in children, the American diet destroys good gut bacteria while proliferating the harmful kind. Among other things, leaky gut syndrome then follows, severely compromising the immune system. Natural methods are easily available to put the bowels back into good health while reversing a host of body, physical disorders.
A 10-year-old boy in North Carolina suffered from ear pain and hearing problems for years before doctors were finally able to crack the case: He did not have an ear condition after all, but an underlying disease in the gut. “It was like swimmer’s ear gone crazy,” Raynor said. “He was really miserable.” The boy was also being treated for the skin condition psoriasis, and had skin lesions on his scalp and other parts of his body.