Celiac Disease Treatment: Are We Close to a Cure?

Recent advances in understanding the condition have brought a surge of potential therapies to the drug development pipeline.

#autoimmune-diseases, #celiac-disease, #clinical-trials, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #gluten, #research

Should You Use Probiotics for Vaginal Health?

Pills and suppositories that promise to balance the vaginal microbiome are lining drugstore shelves and online marketplaces. But are they backed by science?

#content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #microbiology, #probiotics, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #vagina, #women-and-girls, #yeast-infections

Gut Healing Is TikTok’s Latest Trend. Does It Work?

Despite what social media might have you believe, there is no overnight shortcut to better digestive health.

#bowels, #constipation, #content-type-service, #diarrhea, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #fiber-dietary, #food, #irritable-bowel-syndrome, #microbiology, #sonnenburg-justin-l, #tiktok-bytedance

He Was Remarkably Healthy Until Chronic Diarrhea Nearly Killed Him

After weeks of having to rush to the bathroom day and night, the 77-year-old had lost 25 pounds. What was wrong?

#bowels, #chronic-condition-health, #diarrhea, #digestive-tract, #emergency-medical-treatment, #tests-medical

Why Am I So Bloated? How to Find Relief

And is there anything I can do about it?

#apnea-sleep-disorder, #bowels, #constipation, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract

Here Come the Artificial Intelligence Nutritionists

Companies are experimenting with personalized diet apps, saying the future of healthy eating is A.I.

#content-type-service, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #mobile-applications, #preventive-medicine, #tests-medical, #weight

Your Body’s Thirst Messenger Is in an Unexpected Place

Scientists traced how a mouse’s brain gets the signal that it had enough to drink. Something similar may happen in humans.

#brain, #digestive-tract, #liver, #nature-journal, #research, #senses-and-sensation, #vagus-nerve, #water, #your-feed-science

10 Lessons We’ve Learned About Eating Well

Water vs. seltzer? Can food affect the brain? We’ve rounded up useful research on diet and nutrition to stay healthy in the new year.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #gastroesophageal-reflux-acid-reflux, #health-foods, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #microbiology, #obesity, #vegetables, #water, #weight

The Secrets to Successful Aging in 2022

Advice from Well’s most popular stories of the year.

#age-chronological, #content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #elderly, #exercise, #longevity

Are My Stomach Problems Really All in My Head?

Scientists often debate whether irritable bowel syndrome is a mental or physical issue. That’s not much help for those who suffer from it.

#anxiety-and-stress, #bowels, #chronic-condition-health, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #meditation, #migraine-headaches, #stomach

Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop?

It’s not clear why coffee can stimulate a bowel movement, but the speed of this effect suggests it’s mediated by the brain.

#bowels, #caffeine, #colon, #constipation, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract

Should You Get a Microbiome Test?

Companies can tell you the kinds of microbes that live in your gut, but the results may not help you lose weight or fend off disease.

#bacteria, #content-type-service, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #genetics-and-heredity, #microbiology, #obesity, #weight

Fermented Foods: The Dos and Dont’s

Is all yogurt created equal? Does it matter if the kimchi is spicy? And what if my kombucha has sugar? Your questions answered.

#cider, #content-type-service, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #kimchi-south-korean-food, #microbiology, #probiotics, #sauerkraut, #sugar, #yogurt

How Fermented Foods May Alter Your Microbiome and Improve Your Health

Foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increased the diversity of gut microbes and led to lower levels of inflammation.

#cell-journal, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #fiber-dietary, #microbiology, #obesity, #weight

What Causes I.B.S.?

Experts are starting to untangle the biological underpinnings of this common yet perplexing disorder. What they’re finding could offer clues on how to treat it.

#bowels, #digestive-tract, #irritable-bowel-syndrome, #research, #stomach

‘Take on an Empty Stomach.’ How Do You Know When Your Stomach Is Empty?

Two hours after eating is a crude rule of thumb. A more accurate answer depends on the drugs you are taking and your medical conditions.

#digestive-tract, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #fosamax-drug, #osteoporosis, #stomach

A Closer Look at the Colon Condition That Hospitalized the Pope

Francis suffered a disorder that is relatively common and treatable, and doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

#age-chronological, #antibiotics, #colon, #constipation, #content-type-service, #digestive-tract, #diverticulosis, #fiber-dietary, #francis, #gemelli, #roman-catholic-church, #surgery-and-surgeons, #your-feed-science

Crohn’s Disease Is on the Rise

Many think the abdominal disorder starts in childhood, but it can occur at any age and is becoming more prevalent throughout the world.

#bowels, #colon, #crohns-disease, #digestive-tract, #drugs-pharmaceuticals

A Changing Gut Microbiome May Predict How Well You Age

People whose gut bacteria transformed over the decades tended to be healthier and live longer.

#bacteria, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #fiber-dietary, #immune-system, #microbiology, #weight

Seeking an Obesity Cure, Researchers Turn to the Gut Microbiome

The link between the gut and metabolic disease is a growing area of obesity research.

#bacteria, #digestive-tract, #feces, #infections, #liver, #obesity, #transplants, #weight

Foods That May Lead to a Healthier Gut and Better Health

A diet full of highly processed foods with added sugars and salt promoted gut microbes linked to obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

#cholesterol, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #health-foods, #heart, #microbiology, #nature-medicine-journal, #obesity, #research, #vegetables, #weight

Her Stomach Hurt Unbearably. Her Doctors Were Baffled.

Then she remembered a story from her mother.

#crohns-disease, #digestive-tract, #genetics-and-heredity, #medicine-and-health

He Had Recurring Pain for Nearly a Decade

The muscles from his buttock down to his calf felt as if they were on fire. He saw countless specialists, but nothing really seemed to help. What could it possibly be?

#arthritis, #colitis, #crohns-disease, #digestive-tract, #immune-system

What to Know About Colon Cancer

The cancer that killed Chadwick Boseman is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, and rates are rising among younger people.

#black-people, #bowels, #cancer, #colon, #colon-and-colorectal-cancer, #colonoscopy, #digestive-tract, #obesity, #race-and-ethnicity, #tests-medical, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

What Is Ulcerative Colitis, the Ailment Afflicting Shinzo Abe of Japan?

The illness that has afflicted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that can unexpectedly flare up.

#abe-shinzo, #bowels, #clinical-gastroenterology-and-hepatology-journal, #colitis, #colon, #crohns-disease, #digestive-tract, #massachusetts-general-hospital

The Many Symptoms of Covid-19

From a sniffle or cough that feels like allergies to severe body aches and crippling fatigue, the symptoms of coronavirus can be unpredictable from head to toe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #coughs, #digestive-tract, #fatigue, #fever, #muscles, #smell-olfaction

There Are Two Ways Out of a Frog. This Beetle Chose the Back Door.

A researcher fed beetles to frogs. The encounter did not end as expected.

#amphibians, #animal-behavior, #beetles, #current-biology-journal, #digestive-tract, #frogs, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Gut Microbes Might Keep Malnourished Children From Growing

Bacteria in the small intestine may drive inflammation that makes it harder for children to get the calories and nutrients they need.

#bacteria, #children-and-childhood, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #microbiology, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Toxic Ghosts

My father and I worked for years at a factory that became a Superfund hazardous-waste site. We’re still feeling the repercussions.

#air-pollution, #chemicals, #colitis, #digestive-tract, #factories-and-manufacturing, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #pcb-polychlorinated-biphenyls, #prostate-gland, #superfund, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Eat Rat, Make New Body: Easy Stuff for Pythons

The extreme metabolism of some snakes could provide leads on how to regenerate human tissue.

#digestive-tract, #fasting, #genetics-and-heredity, #snakes, #stephen-secor, #todd-castoe, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-texas-at-arlington, #your-feed-science

How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health

Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease.

#carbohydrates, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diabetes, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #food, #grain, #heart, #obesity, #weight

What Are the Benefits of Probiotics?

Studies suggest that certain probiotics can help in certain contexts. But you will need to do your research. We can help.

#cohen-pieter-a, #dietary-supplements-and-herbal-remedies, #digestive-tract, #probiotics, #your-feed-selfcare

Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis

Our diets are overly refined. Eating more whole fruits, especially apples, pears and prunes, can help our digestive health.

#colon, #constipation, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #diverticulosis, #fiber-dietary

Could a Gut Bacteria Supplement Make Us Run Faster?

Running a marathon ramps up levels of a gut bacteria that made mice run faster, but it’s unclear whether it would work in people.

#bacteria, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #exercise, #microbiology, #running

Can Grapefruit Juice Affect My Thyroid Medicine?

Some 100 drugs can have dangerous and even life-threatening effects if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking them.

#citrus-fruits, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #grapefruit, #oxycontin-drug, #statins-cholesterol-lowering-drugs

What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?

Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more.

#bacteria, #bowels, #clostridium-difficile-bacterium, #colon, #digestive-tract, #feces, #transplants

Can I Ever Recover From Diverticulitis?

Whether you have complications or a recurrence depends on the severity of your disease.

#antibiotics, #colon, #digestive-tract, #diverticulosis, #sepsis

Does the Gut Microbiome Ever Fully Recover From Antibiotics?

Most gut bacteria recover quickly, but there can be long-lasting consequences from taking antibiotics.

#antibiotics, #bacteria, #digestive-tract, #genetics-and-heredity, #microbiology

What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?

A deficiency of B12, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible neurological problems.

#anemia, #celiac-disease, #crohns-disease, #diet-and-nutrition, #digestive-tract, #mental-health-and-disorders, #vitamin-b12, #vitamins

The Case Against Appendectomies

The appendix is turning out to contain biologically useful tissue that may help prevent nasty gastrointestinal ills.

#antibiotics, #appendicitis, #appendix-body-part, #digestive-tract, #surgery-and-surgeons

Can I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?

Some antibiotics can make you violently ill if you drink.

#alcoholic-beverages, #antibiotics, #digestive-tract, #drugs-pharmaceuticals