Your gut is your first line of defense in the daily battle against illnesses.

Articles On Allergies

August 27, 2014

Scientists Sniffing Out The Western Allergy Epidemic

BBC.com

"... children today are being exposed to fewer bacteria than they were in the past, and they are suffering more allergies..."

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June 27, 2014

Fight Arthritis: 10 Foods That Help and Hurt

Lifescript.com

"Food can't cure arthritis, but it can make the disease less painful - or worse. Learn how to create a diet for arthritis..."

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March 1, 2014

The Microbiome and Psoriatic Arthritis

Pub Med

"A link is recognized between psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Environmental factors seem to induce inflammatory disease in individuals with underlying genetic susceptibility."

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November 14, 2013

Gut Bacteria's Fatty Acid Boosts Immune System, Reducing Inflammation

MedicalNewsToday.com by Catharine Paddock PhD

"This new study is the first to suggest an alternative explanation - a molecular mechanism by which butyrate influences the production of cells that calm down the effect of other cells - by reducing inflammation response."

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November 8, 2013

Bacterial Disturbances in the Gut May Play a Role in Autoimmune Attacks on the Joints

Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic inflammatory joint disease may be mediated in part by specific intestinal bacteria.

"MedicalNewsToday.com"

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October 29, 2013

Studies Shed Light on Dangerous Connection Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease

MedicalNewsToday.com

"...in one study, Mayo researchers discovered that patients whose rheumatoid arthritis is more severe are likelier to have heart problems."

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June 21, 2013

Early Arthritis Associated With Reduced Consumption Of Alcohol

MedicalNewsToday.com

"...colleagues set out to investigate whether there is an association between alcohol consumption and arthritis in general, and with RA in particular."

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March 26, 2013

Has Natural Selection Caused Inflammatory Disease?

MedicalNewsToday.com

"...some variants in our genes that could put a person at risk for inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease or rheumatoid arthritis, have been the target of natural selection over the course of human history..."

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February 23, 2013

Who Has The Guts For Gluten?

NewYorkTimes.com by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

"...we have neglected the teeming ecosystem of microbes in the gut — bacteria that may determine whether the immune system treats gluten as food or as a deadly invader..."

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February 9, 2013

More Gluten In New Wheat Probably Not Responsible For Increase In Celiac Disease

MedicalNewsToday.com

"No clear evidence exists to support the idea that celiac disease is increasing in prevalence because farmers are growing strains of wheat that contain more gluten."

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