Multiple Sclerosis and Your Gut

MS is considered an autoimmune disease that is heavily involved with your immune system and the inflammation is can cause. The link between MS and your gut is clear... 80% of your immune system is in your gut and its microbiome (flora). therefore the function of your immune system is shaped by what kinds of microbes grow in your gut (your flora). turns out that mice develop an MS-type disease with MS symptoms like nerve damage, weakness, decreased nerve conduction, and all the symptoms of MS … [Read more...]

Gut Flora Even Affects Cancer

Thanks again to the micro biome research, we now know that patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) have a very different and less diverse micro biome (flora) than healthy patients. That means they have less different forms of bacteria, less healthy bacteria, and more unhealthy bacteria in their gut. And amazingly this seems to be related to cancer -in this case CRC. This latest research published in the December 6, 2013, Journal of the national Cancer Institute is nothing short of astounding. … [Read more...]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The term "colitis" comprises several types of inflammatory intestinal disorders, as distinguished from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a "functional" disorder of motility in which inflammation is not apparent. The main types of colitis are ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD), which have different characteristic appearances and radiological and blood testing presentations. They are collectively referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). While CD and UC have not generally been … [Read more...]