Synbiotics Reduce Oxidative Stress

Yet another example of how keeping the gut microbiome healthy – in this case with a “synbiotic” combination of probiotic and prebiotic – also keeps the rest of the body healthy (reduced oxidative stress and cellular damage). Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017;2017:9315375. doi: 10.1155/2017/9315375. Epub 2017 Feb 13. Influence of Synbiotics on Selected Oxidative Stress Parameters.

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Polyphenols & Microbiome…

I’m giving a short talk and participating in an expert panel discussion at UC Davis next week, where I will talk about, “Gut Feelings – the Role of the Microbiome in Mental Wellness” – and touch on aspects of dietary supplements related to probiotics, prebiotics, and “phytobiotics” like polyphenols that can modulate (and be modulated

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Stress, Overeating, and Obesity?

Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2017 Mar 11. pii: S0149-7634(16)30394-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.026. Stress, overeating, and obesity: Insights from human studies and preclinical models. Razzoli M1, Pearson C2, Crow S3, Bartolomucci A4. Abstract Eating disorders and obesity have become predominant in human society. Their association to modern lifestyle, encompassing calorie-rich diets, psychological stress, and comorbidity with major diseases are well documented. Unfortunately

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Dementia Metabolism?

Fantastic article with innovative ideas about using amino acid formulations to circumvent the metabolic derangements typical of dementia. Abstract pasted below and full article at = https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5316456/ Amino Acid Catabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease Brain: Friend or Foe? Jeddidiah W. D. Griffin and  Patrick C. Bradshaw * Abstract There is a dire need to discover new targets for Alzheimer’s

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