Category Archives: Bacteria

The Post-Antibiotic Era: Probiotics and Predatory Bacteria

It is undeniable that the advent of antibiotics saved a large number of lives of people who would otherwise have died of bacterial infection. Penicillin was the first widely available antibiotic, but since this time a large number of antibiotics … Continue reading

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GABA Enriched Foods: Antidepressant Effects

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) may decrease blood pressure and lower stress and anxiety in humans. GABA is available as a supplement usually as a powder or capsule. The GABA content if foods can be significantly increased by fermentation using yeast, … Continue reading

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Why Do Supplements Sometimes Not Work?

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Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are caused by bacterial overgrowth, are most prevalent in women, and are most commonly treated with antibiotics. However with increasing use of antibiotics comes the problem of antibiotic resistance and associated infections. Therefore there is interest in … Continue reading

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Sugar Consumption Changes Gut Bacteria In Rats

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Is Fluoride Just An Antimicrobial Poison?

Fluoride is used extensively as an agent to prevent dental caries. In this regard, the mainstream accepted mechanism of action derives from the ability of fluoride to cause remineralisation of tooth enamel, which hardens the teeth and prevents the development … Continue reading

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Green Tea Catechins Protect Teeth

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Breastfeeding and Formula Feeding: Gut Health

A number of studies have compared the health effects of breast milk compared to formula milk. Superficially, breast milk and formula milk look similar, but subtle differences exist in the nutritional composition of the milks. The main difference in this … Continue reading

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Feeding Sugar to Rats: Poor Rats

Sugar appears to have specific and detrimental effects to mammalian physiology, including humans. The effects of sugar have been extensively investigated in rats, and a number of well designed nutritional studies have shown that feeding rats sucrose or fructose can … Continue reading

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The Real Truth About Fluoride?

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