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Articles On Colitis, Crohn's and IBS

March 1, 2015

Among Trillions of Microbes in the Gut, a Few Are Special

ScientificAmerican.com, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

". . . the bacteria that seem most anti-inflammatory—including the clostridial clusters—often specialize in fermenting soluble fiber. Fermentation produces various metabolites, including butyrate, acetate and propionate . . . "

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March 14, 2014

The Exact Gut Bacteria Involved in Crohn's Disease Identified

MedicalNewsToday.com

"The team found that microbial balance was disrupted in patients with Crohn's disease, with beneficial microbes missing and pathological ones flourishing."

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March 12, 2014

The Treatment - Naive Microbiome in New-Onset Crohn’s Disease

Cell.com

"Our results on the microbiome at the onset of CD have identified the key constituents of the complex gut microbial community that define a mucosal surface in homeostasis or dysbiosis."

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December 6, 2013

Glyphosate, Pathways to Modern Diseases II: Celiac Sprue and Gluten Intolerance

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

"Celiac disease is associated with imbalances in gut bacteria that can be fully explained by the known effects of glyphosate on gut bacteria. Characteristics of celiac disease point to impairment in many cytochrome P450 enzymes, which are involved with detoxifying environmental toxins, activating vitamin D3, catabolizing vitamin A, and maintaining bile acid production and sulfate supplies to the gut."

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November 14, 2013

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

MedicalNewsToday.com by Catherine Paddock, PhD

". . . study that reveals a mechanism through which gut bacteria influence the immune system's role in reducing inflammation. The mechanism works via a fatty acid known as butyrate, which results when the bacteria digest dietary fiber."

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October 22, 2013

How Bacteria Can Benefit Gut Health

MedicalNewsToday.com

"The researchers demonstrated that bacteria in the gut, particularly members of the genus Lactobacillus, promote the growth of host epithelial cells and that this is essential for maintaining homeostasis in the intestinal system."

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February 22, 2013

Resistant Starch May Aid In IBD And Cancer Resistance: Study

MedicalNewsToday.com

"A diet packed with resistant starch may help to prevent both inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, say researchers."

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January 21, 2013

Microbes Linked To Colic In Babies

NYTimes.com by Nicholas Bakalar

"No one knows what causes colic, the intense pain and stomach cramping that commonly begins in otherwise healthy infants at about a month and disappears a few months later. But now researchers have found a possible explanation: the kinds of microbes that inhabit babies' intestines."

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June 1, 1996

Hydrogen Sulphide: A Bacterial Toxin In Ulcerative Colitis?

Gut.BMJ.com by M.C.L. Pitcher and J.H. Cummings

"Excess luminal sulphide may overburden the genetically determine capacity of mucosal detoxification systems, with resultant impairment of butyrate oxidation and the genesis of colonic epithelial inflammation."

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