Articles about immune
What goes on in the gut is extremely important for our health. Recent research suggests the digestive system may hold the keys to controlling obesity and even modulating our mood. To help you get a handle on this new information, here is some background on the immunology in the gut.
The beneficial bacteria found in probiotics are generally considered safe. However, there are situations when helpful bacteria found in probiotics can lead to to infectious disease. We take a special look at the situations when probiotics are not so beneficial.
The traditional meaning of the word "probiotics" is "live microorganisms that may confer a health benefit on the host." A far more helpful description is probiotics are microbes that help a person stay in optimum health. But, how is it that the microbes we've avoided are suddenly becoming our heroes?
Would you eat worm eggs to make yourself healthy? That's a question that Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients may have to answer in the future. Inflammatory Bowel Disease causes life long gastrointestinal problems that sometimes lead to surgery, and the medicines often have harmful side effects. In the search for new treatments, researchers have found that the problem may be a lack of parasites throwing the immune system out of balance.
Finding the safest methods to treat diseases in our dogs has become the top priority for many owners. Many are concerned by the limited regulations on drugs for animals and possible long-term side effects. An alternative that is gaining interest is probiotics.
VSL#3 is a probiotic mix that contains eight unique strains of bacteria. Formulated by scientists in Italy, it is now highly respected by many medical organizations as a treatment for both Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and pouchitis. Is it really so beneficial? To find answers, we take a look at the clinical evidence.