We hear a lot these days about the negative effects of eating too much sugar and how we need to cut back—after all, some form of sugar is included in the majority of processed and prepared foods as well as beverages. But what’s the skinny on artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes? Are they better or worse for you than sugar, and what about their side effects? What Are ... Continue Reading
All You Need to Know About Fecal Microbiota Transplants
Fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) may sound gross but have impressive results. This post from Diet Vs Disease, written by Erin Peisach, reviews how FMT works, who may benefit, and the risks involved. A fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is a procedure where fecal matter, or stool, is collected from a healthy donor and transplanted to a recipient. Its purpose is to replace ... Continue Reading
Can Gut Flora Have an Effect on Stroke Damage?
In clinical trials, it was found that gut flora balance could reduce brain damage due to a stroke by up to 60%. This post from ScienceAlert focuses on an animal study that has highlighted this new brain-intestine relationship. Recent research has shown how fundamentally important the bacteria in our gut are to the rest of our mental and physical health, affecting everything ... Continue Reading