Gut Microbes and L-carnitine—Good or Bad for You?

A recent study has got many people talking about the potential benefits—or detriments, depending which side you’re on—of L-carnitine for heart health. The study, by Cleveland Clinic and published in Nature Medicine, found a link between increased blood levels of TMAO...

Diet Affects Changes in the Gut Microbiota

  A new study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, demonstrated a connection between diet, and stool pH and bacterial levels in adults.1 The researchers studied stool samples from vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores. They found lower levels of...

Vegetarian Diet Benefits Diverticular Disease

  Vegetarians are 30 percent less likely to develop the bowel disorder diverticular disease than meat eaters, according to a recent study published by the British Medical Journal. Diverticular disease involves the development of pouches in the wall of the large...