The Neurobiology of Stress

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At the 2016 Neurobiology of Stress Workshop in Newport Beach, CA, a group of experts presented the symposium The Microbiome: Development, Stress, and Disease, published in Mammalian Genome. This report, coauthored by leading experts Jane Foster, PhD, John Crynan PhD and colleagues, summarizes and builds upon some of the key conceptsRead …

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Bacteriophages: The Next Gut Friendly Antibiotic Replacement

At last week’s Nutrition 2018 conference in Boston, scientists from the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA released an exciting new study showing the  therapeutic potential of bacteriophages. The Bacteriophage for Gastrointestinal Health (PHAGE) Study is the first randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled cross-overRead …

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Combination Probiotics and Ayurvedic Triphala Supports Longevity and Reduces Risk of Chronic Disease

We know the bacteria in the gut influence overall health, but what about longevity and healthy aging? In this study by McGill University, scientists found that a combination formula of probiotics and the herbal supplement Triphala might be the secret to longevity. When scientists fed fruit flies with a combinationRead …

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Multi-species Probiotics Affect Reaction to Sad Mood

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It is widely understood that the intestine and the brain are closely connected via the brain-gut axis, which is includes bidirectional communication through the neural, endocrine and immune pathways. As this study shows, the communication occurs because of interactions with the intestinal microbiota. They release immune activating and other signalingRead …

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VIDEO: What We Know About Mood and the Microbiome (It’s Not in Your Head), with Jeremy Appleton, ND

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In this video from the 2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Jeremy Appleton, ND, outlines the primary mechanisms by which the gut and brain interact. Appleton says this about the mood and the microbiome: When we search for clues in the gut that might present a unifying theory for the pathogenesis of manyRead …

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Gut Feelings: Radiolab Podcast on the Gut Microbiome

Gut Feelings

We couldn’t resist sharing this excellent and amusing Radiolab podcast, called Gut Feelings, about some important research by John Cryan, PhD, Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork and Principal Investigator at the APC Microbiome Institute. In this Radiolab podcast, guest-host Carl Zimmer, co-host Robert Krulich, producerRead …

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VIDEO: Case Study with Scot Bay, MD on Probiotics and Psychiatry

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Do probiotics and psychiatry have a role to play in helping with mood disorders? In this video, from the 2018 Integrative Healthcare Symposium, Scot Bay, MD a practicing psychiatrist and host of Psychiatry Today’s weekly radio show, discusses four case studies for patients with depression and how a multi-species probioticRead …

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How to Select the Right Probiotic Strains for Patients with Brain and Mood Disorders

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The following video is a primer on the basics of the microbiome, how to select the right probiotic strains and why your decision makes a significant difference in patient outcomes. For the most comprehensive information, it is often important to go right to the source, which is why we choseRead …

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Integrative Medical News Update

This week we feature a round up of integrative medical news published in the last 30 days. Prebiotics Support Beneficial REM Sleep and Reduced Stress Response Emergency Room Doctors Warn of “natural cures” that promote high-concentration peroxide cleanses. Lianhuaqingwen’s antiviral activity and immunomodulatory effects discovered on viral influenza infections.  Read …

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