Could eating moss be good for your gut?

Could eating moss be good for your gut?

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other uses. The scientists, from Australia’s ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls and University of Rhode Island, in the US…

Eating more fish could prevent Parkinson’s disease

Eating more fish could prevent Parkinson’s disease

A new study from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shines more light on the link between consumption of fish and better long-term neurological health. Parvalbumin, a protein found in great quantities in several different fish species, has been shown to help prevent the formation of certain protein structures closely…

Fat cells seem to remember unhealthy diet

Fat cells seem to remember unhealthy diet

24 hours. This is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its ‘epigenetic recipe’ on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed. This change occurs when the cell is put into contact with the fatty acid palmitate or the hormone…

Polybotanical extract supports gut health

Polybotanical extract supports gut health

Results of a new human study shows that Herbagut®, an all-natural polybotanical extract blend, supports gut health. For centuries, Ayurvedic botanical ingredients have been used traditionally for gut health and general well-being. Herbagut®, a proprietary blend of 14 botanical extracts developed and marketed by Arjuna Natural Ltd., is…

Functionality of cow milk naturally enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols in diets

Functionality of cow milk naturally enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols in diets

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic and chronic disease with multifactorial etiology, caused by defects in insulin secretion and/or action and presenting hyperglycemia as a common manifestation [1]. Multiple metabolic disorders, including impaired lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, oxidative stress, subclinical inflammation, and vascular endothelial dysfunction, are common in DM…

Links between eating red meat and distal colon cancer

Links between eating red meat and distal colon cancer

A new study suggests that a diet free from red meat significantly reduces the risk of a type of colon cancer in women living in the United Kingdom. University of Leeds researchers were part of an international team that assessed whether red meat, poultry, fish or vegetarian diets are associated…

Prebiotic Supplement Specifically Engineered to Nourish, Shift, Protect GI Microbiome

Prebiotic Supplement Specifically Engineered to Nourish, Shift, Protect GI Microbiome

BiomeBliss™, a patented, first-in-class prebiotic dietary supplement specifically developed to support a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome, is available to consumers nationwide. Developed over the past nine years by pioneering researchers, BiomeBliss nourishes, shifts and protects the GI microbiome ‒ the trillions of bacteria in the digestive system. Two rigorous…

How intestinal bacteria can affect your blood sugar and lipid levels

How intestinal bacteria can affect your blood sugar and lipid levels

Intestinal bacteria have attracted recent attention since they were discovered to influence various physiological functions and diseases in humans. Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan analyzing the influence of changes in intestinal bacteria on sugar and lipid metabolism have found that secondary bile acids produced by the bacteria can influence…

More dairy associated with higher bone density

More dairy associated with higher bone density

Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife’s Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), Wageningen University, Tilburg University, University of Reading, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have discovered that higher intake of dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength…

The relevance of GABA for diabetes

The relevance of GABA for diabetes

Dynamic interactions between the nervous system, hormones and the immune system are normally on-going but in diabetes the balance is disturbed. The two studies published in EBioMedicine by an international research team from Uppsala University highlight the importance of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid in both Type 1 and…