Items Tagged ‘gut bacteria’

I can't lose weight. Is my gut bacteria to blame?

October 15, 2018

I can’t lose weight. Is my gut bacteria to blame?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: I can’t seem to lose weight and am wondering if my gut bacteria could be to blame. How can I change it? In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that the bacteria that live in our gastrointestinal tract, also known as the gut microbiome, play a significant and far-reaching role in our […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, fiber, gut bacteria, gut microbiome, prebiotics, probiotic foods


How air pollution might damage our gut health – and what we can do about it

March 10, 2017

How air pollution might damage our gut health – and what we can do about it

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

  Our gut bacteria affects our overall physical and mental health in ways researchers are only now starting to understand. A new study has found that air pollution may play a role in the impact of gut bacteria on our health as well – and not in a good way. UCLA researchers have found that […]

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Tags: air pollution, atherosclerosis, center for human nutrition, cholesterol, dr tzung hsiai, dr zhaoping li, fruits, gut bacteria, heart health, nutrition, research, scientific reports


5 tips for a healthy gut. They’re in your head’s best interest

June 29, 2016

5 tips for a healthy gut. They’re in your head’s best interest

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

  Pay attention to your stomach. A healthy stomach will make for a better brain. That’s because inside your gut — indeed, in and on your entire body — is what scientists call our microbiome—composed of fungus, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It’s estimated that these organisms number around 100-trillion or so, but they’re not […]

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Tags: acupuncture, digestive disease, Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, gastrointestinal disorders, gut bacteria, gut function, healthy gut, hypnotherapy, IBS, intestinal problems, irritable bowel syndrome, microbes