Gut Bacteria and Leaky Brain Syndrome

You may have already heard about leaky gut syndrome (increased intestinal permeability)—damage to the intestinal lining that creates holes through which travel toxins, bacteria, and large food particles from the…

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Leaky Gut in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that involves an immune system attack of the protective sheath (myelin sheath) that covers nerves. This destruction has a damaging effect on the communication…

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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…

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Is Your Diet AGE-ing You?

The term advanced glycation end products (AGEs) is a mouthful for a group of compounds that are formed both in the body and in food by the reaction between sugars…

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Could Sucralose Cause IBD?

  An interesting article was published last September in the Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology, in which the author hypothesized that sucralose (brand name Splenda) might be the cause of inflammatory…

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