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SIBO & NAFLD – Cause, Effect or Bystander?

A recent review published in Nutrients examines the relationship between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This relationship has gained research attention, as a growing body of evidence points to gut microbiota as playing a potentially causal role in NAFLD development and progression, including the promotion of the inflammatory response, hepaticRead

Foods to Eat & Avoid for Optimal Microbiome Health

Everyone’s gut microbiome is unique and evolving. Harmonizing the gut, by keeping the trillions of microbial residents in balance is a key to health and wellbeing. Whenever there is dysbiosis or a loss of diversity in the gut microbiota, there is often discomfort and disease can develop.  97 million Americans (between 10Read

A Promising Herbal Therapy for Patients with SIBO

Could there be natural support for patients with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)? SIBO is characterized by a higher concentration of bacteria exceeding 100,000 colony-forming units per mL of fluid in the proximal jejunum. It can cause symptoms such as bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, and malnutrition. SIBORead

Taurine, Exercise & Adipose Tissue

A 2020, randomized, double-blind trial has shown that taurine supplementation associated with chronic exercise may increase mitochondrial activity and fatty acid oxidation gene expression in the subcutaneous white adipose tissue of obese women. While excess adipose tissue, as in the case of obesity, is associated with metabolic complications, mass itself isRead

Sleep: Your Night Job

Any health news junkie can see that the importance of sleep has come to center stage. Our collective interest in this shut-eye time grew when studies started linking a lack of sleep to obesity. Ghrelin, an appetite regulatory hormone, became known as the “carb gremlin” with nutritionists reminding us that fewerRead

Obesity – An Obesogen Review

The second installment in a 3-part series focusing on obesity was recently published in Biochemical Pharmacology, largely devoted to examining the evidence for the obesogen hypothesis, i.e., the proposal that environmental chemicals play a role in the growing overweight/obesity pandemic. This review specifically defines obesogens as chemicals that increase white adipose tissue massRead

Collagen Peptides & Joint Health

According to a review in the journal Amino Acids, collagen peptide supplementation (COL) in conjunction with exercise, has been shown to help support healthy joint functionality for people with degenerative bone and joint problems. Collagen peptides are a critical element of extracellular connective tissue, making up one-third of the total proteins in the human body.Read

Collagen Peptide Supplementation Effective in Boosting Muscle Strength in Elderly Sarcopenic Males

A recent study explored the effect of collagen peptide supplementation and resistance training on body composition and muscle strength in elderly sarcopenic males and achieved positive results when compared with placebo. Studies have shown the benefits of protein supplementation in combination with resistance training for elderly subjects. However, this researchRead

Breakthrough Research On Indian Barberry

Indian Barberry, also known as “Berberis aristata,” “Chutro,” “Daruharidra,” or “tree turmeric” has recently been under scientific scrutiny for its promotion of healthy microbial balance. The rise in resistant microbial strains and highly infectious agents around the globe has led to a search for compounds exhibiting antagonistic activity towards pathogens, but fromRead

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