Beneficial Bacteria Helps Heal Intestines
High doses of probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that naturally lives in the intestinal tract, help control pouchitis, an inflammation of the small intestine common in patients with inflammatory bowel disease, a new study reports. To summarize:
As many as 50% of patients who undergo surgery for ulcerative colitis, develop pouchitis afterwards
Symptoms of pouchitis include:
Frequent and Urgent Bowel Movements
Worrying About Milk
The August issue of Discover magazine had a story entitled "Worrying About Milk." One of the main focuses is on Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, a prestigious nutritional biochemist at Cornell University, who also runs his own company Paracelsian.
Doctors Are The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US
Doctors Are The Third Leading Cause of Death in the US, Causing 250,000 Deaths Every Year
This week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is the best article I have ever seen written in the published literature documenting the tragedy of the traditional medical paradigm.
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EXCESSIVE IRON INCREASES DAMAGE FROM STROKE
In this study, the researchers have followed the recovery of 100
patients who had a stroke. The patients were divided into 2 groups - those whose condition stabilized and improved after the stroke and those who became progressively worse because of increasing brain damage. The level of ferritin, which indicates the amount of iron in the body, was significantly higher in the group with the greater brain damage.
OVERWEIGHT MEN AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
This study was presented at a meeting of the American Urological Association. The researchers have surveyed almost 2,000 men aged 51 to 88 and found that 34% of them had moderate to severe erectile dysfunction (ED), which is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection necessary for normal sexual intercourse.
SUPPLEMENTS MAY TURN AROUND KIDS' DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
Supplements may correct kids' nutritional deficiencies and in the process, reduce antisocial behavior.
A recent study determined that many children with violent or disruptive behavior suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Correcting these deficiencies with supplementation reduced the incidence of antisocial behavior in 6- to 12-year-olds. The children in the study who received supplements were disciplined 47 percent less during the school year than those who received a placebo.
Folic Acid and Hearing Loss
Smoking marijuana quintuples a person's heart attack risk
Smoking marijuana quintuples a person's heart attack risk for an hour after lighting up, a study out Thursday said. As a heart-attack trigger, smoking marijuana is safer than a snort of cocaine or a jolt of intense exercise for a couch potato. But it is twice as risky as sex for a sedentary person or exercise for someone who is fit. Pot smoking hasn't emerged as an issue in heart disease because older people typically don't indulge.
LOW FOLIC ACID LINKED TO ALZHEIMER'S
Folic acid is important for normal development of the brain and the nervous system. Pregnant women are advised to take supplements of folic acid in order to prevent problems with the developing brain in the fetus. According to this study, this nutrient may be important for the brains of the adults as well.