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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 …

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 …

Can Antidepressants suppress the health of your gut?

The short answers is yes. But there are remedies. If you want to maintain a healthy gut full of rich microbiome content while taking antidepressants, take desipramine or take a Ruminococcus flavefaciens supplement along with the antidepressant. . . . and maybe a healthy daily dose of your favorite probiotic. In addition to keeping a …