Category Archives: Gut Health

Gut Health and Mood

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The Human Microbiome

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Microbiota and Health

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Vitamin U: S-Methylmethionine

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Cabbages for Gut Health: Vitamin U

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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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Resistant Starch: Metabolic Effects (In Mice)

Resistant starch is a name given to a group of foodstuffs that are classified as dietary fibre but are known to be fermentable in the gut. While previously it was thought that dietary fibres were not digested and absorbed in … Continue reading

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Whole Grains: A good Source of Antioxidants and Fibre

Whole grain consumption is associated with improved healthy. Consistently it has been shown that those with the highest whole grain intakes are the least likely to be obese, suffer from cardiovascular disease, or have blood sugar problems. The reason that … Continue reading

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Gut Instinct: The Gut-Liver Axis

The gut-liver axis describes the physiological links between the gut and the liver and how one affects the other. In this regard the health of the gut has a direct influence on the health of the liver and vice versa. … Continue reading

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Galactooligosaccharides, Gut Health And Metabolic Syndrome

The Western diet is implicated as a causative factor in the development of the metabolic syndrome. This likely relates to the overly processed and refined foods present in the diet. In particular, the processing of whole foods often removes much … Continue reading

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