GUT health

Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome

Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome

Link between Estrogen and the Microbiome The immune integrity of the gut mucosa is crucial to metabolic health of a woman especially as she goes through hormonal changes. Estrogens influence the microbiome to regulate weight gain and lipid or fat deposition. Estrogens fluctuate throughout a woman’s cycle and particularly during PMS, menopause and in complex …

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antibiotics and Bacteriophages

Antibiotics and Bacteriophages

Antibiotics and Bacteriophages by Vanita Dahia Antibiotics making you sick? Needing more than one course of antibiotics? Damaging gut microbiota with antibiotics? Antibiotics are used extensively throughout one’s life to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics or antibacterials work on mass killing of detrimental bacteria as well as healthy bacteria which leaves us with a potential to …

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Small Intetestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) by Vanita Dahia Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) is a condition of increased number of bacteria present in the small intestine. SIBO is a subset of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). SIBO affects between 10% and 15% of the population globally. It is estimated that over 50% of patients diagnosed with …

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gut microbiome

GUT Microbiome

GUT Microbiome by Vanita Dahia The gut microbiome is a complex community of microbial organisms living in the small and large intestine. This microbial community is made up of a hundred trillion microorganisms containing more than 1000 different species. The microbiome is made up of bacteria predominantly, together with yeasts, viruses and parasites all collectively …

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Indigestion vs Hypochlorhydria

Indigestion vs Hypochlorhydria

Indigestion vs Hypochlorhydria by Vanita Dahia   Seeing, smelling, tasting or thinking about food signals the appetite regulatory hormones in the brain to stimulate hunger, salivate, and initiate the release of digestive enzymes. The anticipation of eating begins the process of digestion with biliary, enzyme and acid secretions. Digestion plays a key role in preparation …

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Harnessing the Vagus Nerve and Vagal Stimulation

Harnessing the Vagus Nerve and Vagal Stimulation

Harnessing the Vagus Nerve and Vagal Stimulation by Vanita Dahia   Heard of the gut-brain connection? Stomach in a knot when depressed? Changes in bowel habits when anxious or stressed? Pains in the gut when worried? The connection between the gut and the brain is gaining much repute within the published research. The value of …

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