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

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

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 I Drink Alcohol While Taking Antibiotics?

Some antibiotics can make you violently ill if you drink.

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