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“Where things so small can have a massive impact on your health.”

Herbsprout is a webblog about our gut microbiome and health.

HERBSPROUT ADVISORY BOARD: _________________________

●Dr. Sabine Hazan, Founder/ CEO, Progenabiome & Ventura Clinical Trials;
●Naveen Jain, Founder/ CEO, Viome.
●Jenny Pandol, Co-owner/founder/ COO, Microbiome Learning Center;
●Hans Parge, ex-Pfizer director;

●Chris Kenji Beer, microbiome & herbal remedies.
●Ely Diana, translation/ support services.
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  • Gut dysbiosis and premature death

    December 4, 2022 by

    Recent test results from microbiota sequencing of elderly people from Italy and China suggest that the microbiota change could be intrinsic to the aging process; that the composition of the gut microbiota changes with age, causing inflammation. Studies found that microbiota diversity decreases in aged mice and the elderly. Frail elderly people often show a… Read more

  • Zinc-L-carnosine aids gut lining

    November 27, 2022 by

    According to the National Institute of Health, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions of Zinc-L-carnosine (ZnC) support the maintenance, prevention, and treatment of the gut’s mucosal lining and other epithelial tissues. The research supports its use for gastric ulcers (approved in Japan) and conditions of the upper GI and suggests other applications, particularly for oral mucositis. Several… Read more

  • Urolithin A said to reduce aging

    November 15, 2022 by

    Urolithin A supplements may provide a way to stimulate mitophagy in older people and help them maintain strength and endurance. David Marcinek, Ph.D., a professor of radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and his team are doing preliminary clinical trial to find out the efficacy and safety of such supplements… Read more

  • more on gut microbiome influences on depression

    November 12, 2022 by

    Oct 24, 2022 The influence of genetic variation on the rate of depression ranges from 37% to 48%, showing a strong relation between family history and depression. The gut microbiome can be a promising approach for managing depression. Gut dysbiosis is associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) by involvement with various aspects of Gut-brain axis… Read more

  • Study connects Rheumatoid Arthritis to expansion of proteins and cytokines to gut bacteria

    November 8, 2022 by

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition when the body’s immune system starts to attack itself. Proteins called antibodies, known as anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA), which usually help fight off viruses and bacteria, begin to attack the joints instead, according to Meagan Chriswell, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Conversation October 27, 2022… Read more

  • butyrate can be produced by gut bacteria from almonds

    November 8, 2022 by

    A clinical study led by Kings College London Professor of Dietetics Kevin Whelan investigated how gut microbes break down almonds to produce butyrate, a specific microbiota product associated with several health benefits. This new research found that consuming almonds significantly increases butyrate, a type of beneficial short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) produced by microbes in the… Read more

  • researchers near replicating carbon reduction process in nature

    May 11, 2022 by

    Researchers found that enzymes from certain bacteria in the soil turns carbon dioxide in the air into carbon molecules, a process that helps reduce the carbon footprint which drives climate change. An international consortium of university researchers including Stanford’s Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have figured out a way to potentially artificially duplicate… Read more

  • Microbiome- Our puppet master

    August 24, 2019 by

    “The bacteria inside our guts, microbiomes, comprise an unlimited numbers of species and strains. They differ from person to person with limited or no relationship from person to person. They are, among other things, ‘messenger molecules’ associated with the brain that circulate throughout the body in the bloodstream. They even produce neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the… Read more

  • “Live Long and Prosper” with ketones & polyphenols

    December 6, 2022 by

    Distinguished doctor and medical researcher Dr. Steve Gundry says polyphenols aid in everything from heart health to gut health and weight loss. Why? Based on his research, Dr. Gundry discovered these polyhenols facilitate caloric bypass, enabling the mitochondria in our body to ignore excessive amounts of food, and bypass converting them into stored fats (1).… Read more

  • Sleep Apnea underdiagnosed in connection to cardiovascular diseases

    December 6, 2022 by

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most common and serious sleep-related breathing disorders with a strong connection to patients with cardiovascular (CV) diseases. Despite its prevalence, OSA is often underdiagnosed and untreated, even though it can increase risk of heart failure, arrhythmias, hypertension, and coronary artery disease, according to an August 11 2022… Read more

  • Want to live long? Try the Okinawa Diet, better yet “Ogimi Diet”

    December 6, 2022 by

    Never underestimate the potential contributions of small town living. From Jackson Wyoming a town of 9,577 people to Ogimi, Japan a village of just 3,000, great strides in brain health and longevity are happening organically. A January 18 article in Fortune magazine drew attention to a small lab, the nonprofit Brain Chemistry Labs in Jackson… Read more

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