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Zinc-L-carnosine aids gut lining

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 …

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Urolithin A said to reduce aging

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 …

butyrate can be produced by gut bacteria from almonds

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 …

MIT researchers engineer bacterial enzyme that protects against negative effects of antibiotics

MIT News reported April 11 2022 that MIT researchers successfully engineered a bacteria based antibiotic treatment. The enzyme of this bacteria can help reduce the risk of inflammation caused by antibiotics. MIT engineers developed a strain of bacteria that is safe for human consumption that safely produces an enzyme that breaks down a class of …

Cayenne pepper helps diversify microbiome community

On April 19 2022 Mind Body Green reported a study that found “that capsaicin (in cayenne pepper) alters the gut microbial community structure by increasing the diversity of the community.” Capsaicin is an antioxidant said to aid in proper digestion, with anti-inflammatory effects. Researchers used the in vitro model to conduct their research.  Capsaicin stimulates …

Mind- Body Connection

Mind- Body Connection The history of modern medicine in the U.S. and Europe had a defining moment in the 17thCentury led by Rene Descartes. The “Cartesian duality” of mind and body stated that the mind and body are independently functioning parts. Today, we can no longer assume this traditional western belief that the brain and …

Disruptive Innovation in Health Care

by Chris Kenji Beer. A “Tsunami” of Ai is Coming to Health Care In his book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (1962), Thomas Samuel Kuhn referred to science as “a series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions  . . . in each of which one conceptual world view is replaced by another.” There …