Gut bacteria

  • Chris Woollams Health WatchGut bacteria, bone density, osteoporosis, age, gut microbiome, inflammatory markers, diet, skeletal metabolism, osteomicrobiology, Akkermansia, obesity, clostridiales, poor bone density

    Gut bacteria, bone density and osteoporosis

    It seems extremely likely that certain gut bacteria are associated with weak bone density and osteoporosis, while others are associated with the ingredients for good bone health as we age. The gut microbiome is known to have a direct effect on inflammatory markers, particularly cytokines that stimulate bone loss in mice via ‘osteoclastogenesis’. In one previous study, gut microbiota were…

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  • Chris Woollams Health WatchHashimoto, thyroiditis, autoimmune disease, thyroxin, hypothyroidism, gut bacteria, infection

    Hashimoto’s Disease

    What is Hashimoto’s Disease? Hashimoto’s, Hashimoto’s Disease or Hashimoto Thyroiditis (HT) is medically defined as an autoimmune disease, where the body turns on itself and slowly destroys the thyroid. When the immune system does this, the thyroid makes less and less thyroxin, a hormone which controls metabolism in the body.  This is called hypothyroidism. The medical solution is to reach…

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    The High Fibre Rainbow Diet

    The high fibre Mediterranean diet contains good levels of both soluble and insoluble fibres, providing health benefits in diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, dementia; and in carbohydrate and cholesterol management; all thanks to your gut bacteria. When people hear that a diet is high in fibre, they simply assume that means it keeps you regular. Many people…

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    The Mediterranean Diet and Alcohol

    While heavy alcohol consumption puts the body at risk, a few glasses of red wine per week seems to be yet another of the healthy participants of the colourful Mediterranean Diet; research shows it can be anti-aging, reduce bad cholesterol and cancer risk, while improving mental health. Is alcohol good or bad for health? We are asked about this constantly.The…

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    A Mediterranean Diet- the best way to fight cancer

    When it comes to cancer, research shows the colourful Mediterranean diet and lifestyle protects and corrects; it is nourishing and full pf bioactive compounds but it is also a lifestyle that includes sunshine and exercise.  The Mediterranean Diet and Cancer i) Bioactive compounds – A number of compounds have strong anti-cancer effects. For example, Apigenin, polyphenols and anthocyanin. There’s even…

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    Mediterranean diet promotes healthier ageing

    A Mediterranean Diet alters the gut microbiome significantly and promotes healthier ageing, longevity, lowered inflammation, better bone strength, better cognitive function and memory. A Rainbow diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, fish, whole grains and good fats can restore and regenerate the balance of the microbiome to promote good health. This five country European study (1) was led…

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    Olive oil can lengthen your life

    Olive oil, a key component of theMediterranean diet, increases longevity particularly when coupled with other healthy oils like fish oil DHA, a healthy microbiome and exercise. First, Spanish researchers (1) analysing calorie intake and olive oil intake data taken from dietary questionnaires provided by 40,622 men and women aged 29 to 69 and living in Spain, recruited into the Europe-wide ´European…

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    Gut bacteria shown to break down oestrogen and reduce breast cancer risk

    Postmenopausal women with diverse gut bacteria have a reduced risk of breast cancer according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Associations of the Fecal Microbiome with Urinary Estrogens and Estrogen Metabolites in Postmenopausal Women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism). It has long been known that plasma oestrogenic compounds like oestradiol are linked to breast…

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