Autoimmune Disease

Type 1 Diabetes On The Rise

Type 1 Diabetes On The Rise

Parents, please listen up! I have some important research to share with you right now! It has to do with the possibility of preventing the development of type 1 diabetes in your children! When I read the results of this recent study in Science Daily, my heart fell. In a nutshell, it informs us that repeated antibiotic exposure greatly increases…

Probiotics Shine in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

Probiotics Shine in the Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes

The University of South Florida here in Tampa is known for its world-class research and treatment of diabetes. Over the last 15 years grant monies have supported the Diabetes Center’s efforts to examine both prevention and environmental causes of this dramatically rising health risk. An interesting article in The Tampa Tribune just the other day reported exciting findings of a…

Butyrate and the Immune System

Some of your gut bacteria—especially the beneficial Bifidobacteria—produce an important short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) called butyrate. They do this by fermenting fiber in the digestive tract. Butyrate acts as a food for the cells of the intestinal lining, helping to maintain the integrity of this one-cell-thick layer that separates the digestive system from the rest of the body. A recent…