Study Explores Link between Diet, Weight & Gut Bacteria in Dogs

More than half of all dogs in the United States are overweight or obese, a reality that puts their health…

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Trouble with Dairy? Study Shows Prebiotics May Help

We hear a lot these days about the benefits of probiotics, but one study focusing on prebiotics may offer hope…

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Study Reveals Why Vitamin D is Good for Your Gut

The human gut is home to roughly 100 trillion bacteria, many of which work to keep us healthy every day.…

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How Does Digestion Work? We Put the Answer in this Cool Infographic

You might be surprised to know digestion involves more than just your stomach and your intestines. In fact, it takes…

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Study Links Probiotics with Reduced Stress

Everyday stress can take a toll on our health, which is why many experts recommend stress-relieving activities such as yoga,…

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Study Shows Women are Less Likely to Talk about Digestive Issues

Ladies, when it comes to tummy troubles are you the “suffer in silence” type? It turns out you’re not alone.…

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The Link between Diet, Gut Bacteria and Healthy Vision

Using mice, a team of researchers from the University of Montreal has determined that changes in gut bacteria may contribute…

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Even a Short Hospital Stay Affects Your Gut, and Here’s Why it Matters

Being in the hospital is sometimes necessary because of an injury or illness. However, studies have shown that even short-term…

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Is Your Gut Getting in the Way of a Good Night’s Rest?

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot about the gut-brain connection—the natural link between your digestive tract and your brain that…

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Do Good Bacteria Support Healthy Weight? Study Says Yes

Probiotics are the friendly microbes found in the human gut that are known to support digestive and immune health. Now,…

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Food Allergies: Is More Fiber the Solution?

The number of people with food allergies keeps rising, and researchers in Australia believe it may be tied to a…

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Probiotics Becoming More Common in Hospital Treatment Plans

Something interesting is happening in hospitals across the country. According to a recent survey involving more than 140 hospitals in…

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Your Good Bacteria Have a Defense System

By now most of us know a thing or two about the trillions of microbes taking up residence in the…

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Should We Rethink Giving Routine Antibiotics to Preemies?

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe it may be necessary—even critical—to change how we…

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Doctors Swab C-Section Babies with Bacteria from Mom

It is widely believed that newborns receive their first dose of bacteria from their mothers as they travel through the…

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