Health Conditions

Can Gut Bacteria Reverse Food Allergies?

Can Gut Bacteria Reverse Food Allergies?

Peanuts, soy, dairy, gluten… there are so many allergens to worry about these days. Oral immunotherapy (ingesting small amounts of an allergen to increase the threshold that triggers a reaction) is successful for some patients, but it only works for the specific allergen that is targeted and can be accompanied by some unpleasant gastrointestinal side effects. Researchers are continuing to look for treatment options for preventing or reversing food allergies in patients, but the best option currently is to avoid them altogether. Thankfully, a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital suggests that may not be the case for long.

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Does Food Tracking Really Help You Lose Weight?

Does Food Tracking Really Help You Lose Weight?

As modern society trends toward lifestyles that are decreasingly reliant on physical activity, and process foods are cheaper than ever, obesity continues its reign as one of the most alarming global health-related topics. This is especially true here in the USA, where obesity rates in adults are nearing 40% in several states. Recent statistics indicate that obesity-related diseases and disorders are responsible for 18% of deaths in Americans ages 40 to 85.

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Side Effects from Probiotics

Side Effects from Probiotics

If you’ve kept up with the Humarian Blog for long, you know that we talk about probiotics all the time. Whether they’re improving your digestion, boosting the body’s immune capabilities, helping infants with diarrhea, or reducing the severity of IBD, probiotics offer...

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Gut Bacteria Could Help Against Autoimmune Diseases

Gut Bacteria Could Help Against Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases – conditions in which the body attacks itself by mistake – are some of the most common kinds of illnesses in the United States with over 23 million Americans affected. There are close to 100 known autoimmune diseases, many of which have similar...

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Healthier Heart Equals Healthier Gut

Healthier Heart Equals Healthier Gut

If there’s one universal truth that medical and health professionals of all varieties seem to agree on, it’s that exercise is the one true miracle drug. It improves mood, fuels weight loss, strengthens muscles and bones, increases energy levels, improves memory,...

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Probiotics and Alzheimer’s

Probiotics and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. It causes serious problems with memory, thinking, and behavior that can negatively impact daily life for those affected. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s, but research is ongoing to find ways to treat and...

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Food Allergies

Food Allergies

Food allergies are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that have been on the rise over the past two decades. Rates among children have risen by over 50% since 1997, with 1 in every 13 children in the United States currently affected. Food allergies occur...

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Celiac Disease

Celiac Disease

Gluten-free is “in”. From restaurants to grocery stores to popular snack foods, everyone is cashing in on the gluten-free craze, largely due to a growing public perception that going gluten-free is healthier. While a gluten-free diet has not been shown to offer...

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IBS May Be Caused by Changes in Gut Microbiota

IBS May Be Caused by Changes in Gut Microbiota

Spring is upon us, and with it comes Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is a common gastrointestinal disease that affects the large intestines of over 30 million people in the United States. It is a chronic condition without a cure, but it can be...

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Colorectal Cancer Overview

Colorectal Cancer Overview

March marks the beginning of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time when people across the country join together to advocate for the importance of regular colorectal cancer screenings after age 50. Colorectal cancer is the third most common kind of cancer...

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Heart Health and Probiotics

Heart Health and Probiotics

February is coming to a close, so let’s end Heart Health Month with something distinctly Humarian… probiotics!  That’s right, probiotics are great for heart health, and if you read our blog on coronary artery disease, you know that as the leading cause of death...

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Coronary Artery Disease Overview

Coronary Artery Disease Overview

It’s American Heart Month! That means it’s time for us to draw attention to our hearts and what we can do to keep them beating strong. Heart health is a big concern for Americans, as heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States...

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Graves’ Disease

Graves’ Disease

As we near the end of Thyroid Awareness Month, let’s take some time to discuss another disease associated with the thyroid, Graves’ disease. While hypothyroidism disorders (such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) result in an inability to produce sufficient quantities of...

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, so let’s bring some much-needed attention to one of the body’s most under appreciated organs. The thyroid gland is located at the front of the neck below the larynx. It produces two important hormones, thyroxine and...

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Food Poisoning and Crohn’s Disease

Food Poisoning and Crohn’s Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn's disease, are chronic, life-long conditions that can be treated, but not cured. According to 2011 estimates, they affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. The number of people that suffer from human bowel diseases...

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Can diet alone cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

Can diet alone cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?

According to a recent study, yes! Dr. David Suskind, a gastroenterologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, led a study demonstrating that pediatric patients with active Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) were brought into clinical remission through dietary...

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Probiotics and Healthy Skin

Probiotics and Healthy Skin

It seems like probiotics are everywhere nowadays. Take a stroll through the grocery store, and you’ll see them advertised in milks, juices, and pickles, in addition to the usual suspects of yogurt and kefir. The oral probiotic supplement market is booming, and skin...

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Type 1 Diabetes and your Gut

Type 1 Diabetes and your Gut

“All disease begins in the gut”. This is one of the most famous quotes from Hippocrates. It may seem like a bit of a stretch to say that all disease originates from one place, but here we are again with yet another study linking a common disease to the gut. Perhaps...

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Leaky Gut and You – A 3 Part Series: Part 1 of 3

Leaky Gut and You – A 3 Part Series: Part 1 of 3

Part 1 of 3: Leaky Gut and the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Leaky Gut Syndrome. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of it, but you probably don’t know exactly what it is. After all, despite increasing popularity, it is not recognized by most conventional physicians. Is...

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Constipation is common among children

Constipation is common among children

At one time or another, every child experiences constipation. But if your child routinely exhibits symptoms such as straining and pain when going to the toilet, abdominal pain, stomach aches, soiling or diarrhea, it could be a serious issue. When your child is...

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Can probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?   

Can probiotics help with inflammatory bowel disease?   

If you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), you know how brutal it can be. The two main types of this chronic inflammation of the digestive tract are Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). It presents with symptoms such as severe pain, diarrhea,...

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Probiotics can help to prevent diarrhea in infants

Probiotics can help to prevent diarrhea in infants

You’ve done your homework. You know about the many benefits of probiotics – how they can help strengthen the immune system, overcome indigestion, and so much more. But did you know that they can actually help to PREVENT diarrhea in infants? Prevent infant diarrhea?...

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Diarrhea: Probiotics Counter the Effects of Antibiotics

Antibiotics can do some amazing things, but they can also have some rough side effects on your digestive tract. The job of an antibiotic is to target and destroy bacteria in your body – but unfortunately, they can’t tell the difference between good and bad bacteria....

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Have a child that suffers from UTIs?

Have a child that suffers from UTIs?

It might take some teamwork to prevent them. While urinary tract infections can affect anyone, they are most common in children, especially girls. According to research, by the age of seven, 8.4 percent of girls and 1.7 percent of boys have already suffered at least...

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Eczema: Protect Your Baby’s Skin with Probiotics

Eczema: Protect Your Baby’s Skin with Probiotics

If you are pregnant, taking probiotics during your pregnancy and during breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the chance that your baby will suffer from eczema. And even if your baby still contracts eczema, it is likely to be more mild than cases in children whose...

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Celiac Disease and Probiotic ‘Gluten Free’ Labels

Celiac Disease and Probiotic ‘Gluten Free’ Labels

Do you have Celiacs Disease? Are you paying attention to the ingredients in your supplements? If you suffer with Celieac Disease it is probably safe to assume that your answer to the second question is "yes". For you and others with this disease, the smallest bit of...

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Probiotics Combat Infantile Eczema

Probiotics Combat Infantile Eczema

Probiotics could be an easy solution to infantile eczema. Eczema is a frustrating, often painful, skin condition that plagues millions of people everyday. It is characterized by patches of dry skin, intense itching, and recurring rashes, and in severe cases there can...

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Type 1 Diabetes Predicted by the Gut

Type 1 Diabetes Predicted by the Gut

Can the gut predict future health problems? The human microbiome comprises trillions of microorganisms that reside in the body. Most bugs in the microbiome are beneficial and harmless. Shifts in the microbiome have been connected to different diseases such as...

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Fecal Microbiota Transplant Resulting in Obesity

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Resulting in Obesity

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) is a promising cure for relapsing Clostridium difficile infection, a usual cause of antibiotic-related diarrhea in which serious cases can result in death. However, a case published in the Infectious Diseases Society of America,...

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Respiratory Tract Infections Reduced in Athletes

Respiratory Tract Infections Reduced in Athletes

Athletes who are undergoing intense and severe exercises are more at risk of upper respiratory tract infection and gastrointestinal disease. It is vital for active athletes to to maintain a healthy lifestyle while training and competing. Gastrointestinal diseases and...

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Prediabetes and Probiotics

Prediabetes and Probiotics

Could probiotics help patients diagnosed with prediabetes and aid them  in the prevention of type 2 diabetes? Is it possible for something as simple as a probiotic supplement to improve the blood pressure of a prediabetic patient? Probiotics are proving their worth...

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Allergic Rhinitis reduced with Probiotics

Allergic Rhinitis reduced with Probiotics

Allergic Rhinitis is a known allergic reaction of nasal airways, and research is showing that probiotics could be an great treatment alternative. Allergic rhinitis occurs when allergens such as dust, pollen, hair or animal dander is inhaled by a person with sensitized...

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Fight with Probiotics

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Fight with Probiotics

Probiotics may be beneficial in patients suffering with inflammatory bowel disease. By producing inhibitory substances, blocking adhesion sites, competing for essential nutrients, degrading toxic receptors, stimulating immunity, and promoting gut integrity if you...

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Diarrhea Prevented with Probiotics

Diarrhea Prevented with Probiotics

People all over the world are becoming aware of the many health benefits associated with regular use of the good bacteria known as probiotics. Studies are proving that you can prevent diarrhea by supplementing with probiotics. Bifidobacteria and lactobacillus can keep...

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Obesity Reduced with Probiotics!

Obesity Reduced with Probiotics!

Probiotics are proving to reduce glucose intolerance and fat mass as shown in a study conducted with obese mice. In a study conducted on diabetic and obese mice which used Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. Lactis as daily supplements helped reduce glucose intolerance. In...

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Constipation Possibly Alleviated with Probiotics

Constipation Possibly Alleviated with Probiotics

Constipation is quite common among children. The signs that a child may be suffering from constipation vary. Symptoms include straining and pain when going to the toilet, abdominal pain, stomach aches, soiling or diarrhea. Other problems include poor concentration,...

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Eczema Treatment with Probiotics During Pregnancy

Eczema Treatment with Probiotics During Pregnancy

Eczema is one of the most common skin diseases in the world. The number of people affected by this disease is growing because of our increased exposure to chemical substances and pollutants. Eczema is a constant inflammation which manifests in recurring dryness and...

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6 Truths of Probiotics - The Best Probiotic in the World - Humarian and Probonix

Download our free PDF and learn how to choose the right probiotic for you and your family.