Tag: microbiome

Health & Fitness

Gut Is Second Brain, Second Microbiome

The Gut is called the Second Brain, but there may be even more linkages through gut bacteria.  I’ve been interested in vagal activity for longer than I want to admit (it might reveal my age) and it turns out that it’s more and more relevant to general health. We spoke about a possible autism link…

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Health & Fitness

When Gut Bacteria Change Brain Function

There is intense interest in the effects of the gut microbiome on mood and even autism.  The two strains highlighted below are part of the formulation I recommend for daily maintenance. Scientists have also gathered evidence that gut bacteria can influence anxiety and depression. Stephen Collins, a gastroenterology researcher at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario,…

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Health & Fitness

Gut Bacteria and Brain Conditions

This article points out that gut bacteria studied in mice have an effect on multiple brain related conditions.  It’s too soon to say if there will be any treatments to come out of this research, but clearly the gut microbiome is closely related to brain conditions. “Now researchers are pinpointing individual strains that seem to…

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Ethics in Medicine

Brain Maker by David Perlmutter

I will be discussing in brief, this book in the August Newsletter.   Melodramatic trailer for the book by clicking the photo below. He recommends probiotics (these 5–> lactobacillus plantarum,  lactobacillus acidopophilus, lactobacillus brevis, bifidobacterum lactis, and bifidobacterium longum.) He also recommends “prebiotics”, which are foods that feed good bacteria in a low-carb, high fat, high…

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