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What’s The Difference Between Good & Bad Inflammation? An Expert Breaks It Down

There's been a lot of talk about inflammation in the past few years, specifically about how to reduce inflammation in your body. However, the idea that all inflammatory responses are bad is a huge myth — there's actually a lot of good inflammation happening in your body to keep you healthy. But what's the difference between good and bad inflammation? When inflammation is working to heal your body, it's pretty much invisible. In fact, a lot of people aren't even aware that inflammation is a thing until it starts attacking the body. "You often hear about the bad and the ugly of inflammation. But...

How Do Interactions Between Gut Bacteria and Fungi Exacerbate Crohn’s Disease?

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center researcher receives NIH funding to investigate Scientists have known that bacteria in the gut, along with environmental and genetic factors, contribute to the debilitating intestinal ailment of Crohn’s disease (CD). But in 2016, Mahmoud A Ghannoum, professor and director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, was the first to identify a specific fungus in humans that interacted with bacteria in the development of the disease. Now, to learn precisely how that fungus interacts with bacteria to...

These Are The Green Powders That The World’s Healthiest People Actually Buy Themselves

Even R.D.s don’t always eat perfectly—and sometimes, no matter what they’re eating, they simply want insurance that they’re getting all of the nourishment they need. Enter green powder, or a collection of dried, powdered green vegetables, seaweeds, superfoods, and more. We love the simplicity of green powders for traveling and the boost of instant energy [...]

Given Nutrition By The UN As A Child, This Scientist Set Out To Revolutionize...

He was seven years old, one of hundreds of children standing in the courtyard of a wizened two-story building. As teachers lead the school day’s morning routine, Mahmoud was fidgety as he waited for the daily ritual to be over. A slight summer breeze from the Mediterranean Sea swept dust through the courtyard on an [...]

How A Mother’s Letter Inspired A Scientist To Revolutionize Consumer Microbiome Testing

He called me with the big news. “CBS News just called me about the paper!” My dad couldn’t believe it. In his 40 plus years of research on fungal disease, he’d never had a study truly garner worldwide attention. Sure he was the scientist who’d named the mycobiome (the fungal community in our body), and [...]

I Mailed My Poop To A Company That Promised To Analyze My Gut Health,...

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Adding fungus to your gut? Local doctor invents Biohm

A local doctor has developed a new probiotic aimed at adding fungi to inside your body. CLEVELAND -- For the longest time, the idea of adding bacteria to your body seemed like a bad idea. Then, research showed there was such a thing as “good bacteria,” and many started taking probiotics every day. It was [...]

The Ingredient Your Probiotic May Be Missing

    586183298 Photo by: ChrisChrisW ©ChrisChrisW ChrisChrisW, ChrisChrisW   For the past few years doctors and nutritionists have been recommending probiotics as way to control gut health. The little pills are filled with good bacteria, which have been shown to help improve digestion, boost mood and immune system and even help clear up skin. [...]

New Ways to Add More Probiotics to Your Diet

These packaged probiotics are changing the way you get more good bacteria. The New Generation of Probiotics 1 of 8 All photos At this point, the question isn't "Are you taking probiotics?" Rather, it's "What kind of probiotic are you taking?" After all, the purported perks are too many to name (though this primer makes [...]

Cleveland probiotic helps fight Crohn’s disease symptoms, study shows

CLEVELAND — A study from Case Western Reserve University showed a patent-pending probiotic could alleviate symptoms for those with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, especially the colon. The study looked at the ability of a probiotic made by Cleveland-based company BIOHM to prevent and treat biofilms containing yeast [...]

Free Report: 10 Simple Steps to Healing Your Microbiome

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