PROBIOTICS - OCCASIONAL FRIENDS AND FRIENDS FOR LIFE
As is well known to science most of the bacteria and microorganisms existing in nature are friends of man, that is not harmful or useful or even indispensable for our health and our well-being. Only a few are enemies of man, that is pathogenic: it is estimated that only one bacterium in thirty thousand
is harmful and belongs to one of the 150 pathogenic families against a total of 1,400 identified as friends, but just because the reputation of the bacteria is irreparably compromised and the name itself evokes in the collective imagination fear of terrible scourges, since the day when the French chemist Luigi Pasteur in the mid-1800s pointed out that some bacteria were carriers of serious diseases. Bacteria are the most widespread form of microorganisms, that is the category of microscopic beings that also include microalgae, protozoa, yeasts (microscopic fungi) and molds. 20/11/2018
Taking Probiotics before or after meals?
A much debated topic is that of taking Probiotics, if they are to be taken before or after meals. It is commonly thought that they should be fasted or eaten away. This is a topic that is much debated and in fact there is a bit 'of confusion, or rather, the opinions are divided.
Intestinal bacteria can affect sports?
Does bacterial flora help sportsmen? A researcher at Harvard Medical School in Boston has identified intestinal tract bacteria that could contribute to successful athletic performance. The research was presented at the American Chemical Society conference. We talk to Dr. Beatrice Salvioli, gastroenterologist of Humanitas. 15/11/2017
Bacterial vaginosis, help from probiotics?
As we know in our body, millions of bacterial species live. When their balance changes, disorders such as, for example, bacterial vaginosis may arise. As with gastrointestinal disorders, to restore the compromised balance, can you also take probiotics for vaginosis? We asked Dr. Annamaria Baggiani, Head of the Human Infertility Service and Humanitas Fertility Center Medical Assisted Procreatment. 13/09/2017
Intestinal dislocation favors autoimmune diseases.
Disturbances of the intestinal microbiosis (dysbiosis) are involved in the onset of autoimmune diseases (type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erimatosis). This was demonstrated by researchers at the School of Health Sciences (Brazil). In physiological conditions, the microbiota (bacterial flora) and the individual are symbiotic: on the one hand, the microbiota helps the host digest carbohydrates, synthesizes vitamins, prevents the colonization of pathogenic bacteria and develops the gastrointestinal lymphoid tissue involved in immune defenses; on the other hand, the individual offers the nutrients necessary for the survival of the microbiota. 09/09/2017
Slimming diet does not work? Guilt is intestinal bacteria
If the slimming diet fails to make us lose the pounds too much, it is the fault of the microbial, that is, of all the bacteria living in our intestines.
French gastroenterologist Gabriel Perlemuter, a hepatologist at Université Paris, who has also dedicated a book to the microbiot study, has no doubt: intestinal bacteria play a key role in our diet. 24/07/2017
Allergies: Probiotics to relieve symptoms
The season of allergies is now at the door, but it is never too late to "arm" in time. A possible help with red eyes and closed nose could come from probiotics. A group of researchers from the University of Florida has actually conducted a study on the effectiveness of these organisms.
Probiotics against Alzheimer's, improve cognitive performance
Probiotics against Alzheimer's. They are effective according to a study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience by a team of researchers from Kashan University and Islamic Azad University in Tehran. It appears that yogurt components are able to improve the cognitive performance of people with dementia. 02/05/2017
Fortified skin with probiotic creams
Thousands of people swallow them daily to help the intestine work better. We are talking about probiotics, small bacteria that strengthen the immune system and protect the digestive system. Scientific studies have found that they are also very useful to the skin, slow down skin aging, improve acne and irritation. 29/04/2017
The righteous probiotics for gut health
We always hear about most often gut as our "second brain" and that the health of the body is only as intestine. But because the digestive health is the key to good health of the entire body? The answer lies in the immune system, and this makes us understand how the different organs and systems work in harmony. 05/02/2017
10 tips to strengthen the immune system of children
There are children who are particularly vulnerable, often they fall ill. Here's how to help them cope with the succession of recurrent infections, including information on lifestyle and proposals for immune-stimulating supplements. 30/01/2017
The success of a weight loss program may be affected by bacteria in the gut that we house
Eating habits shape the composition of the intestinal microbiota and affect the results of future diets. This was revealed by an American study that could pave the way for a new generation of probiotics 'friends of' diet. According to this study, people accustomed to a diet rich in fat and calories have an intestinal microbiota are able to put a spoke in the wheel to the low-calorie diets, sabotaging the results. 01/01/2017
New discovery in Lactobacillus rhamnosus: the lectin-like1 protein inhibits pathogenic urogenital
Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic bacterium is the most studied among the lactobacilli, lactic acid producer, it is able to ferment rhamnose and this characteristic is commonly identified. Like all lactobacilli is positive and Gram has a classic shape to stick. Some strains of L. rhamnosus are considered probiotics, because, if present in adequate amounts confer different benefits host organism. 15/12/2016
Association between consumption probiotics and chronic kidney disease.
The human gastrointestinal tract is a complex ecosystem made up of more than 10 billion to 100 billion microorganisms that play an important role in biochemical and biological activity of our body. Indeed, alterations in the composition and / or function of intestinal microbiota ... 13/12/2016
Probiotics and health, is not just advertising!
Probiotics are live bacteria that those to benefit human health when consumed in adequate amounts.
They are non-pathogenic bacteria and any species (eg. Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, etc.) Provides different benefits due to different strains. Strain characterization is required to define his exact beneficial properties. Today there is a literature that gives us indications of specific probiotics on the various gastrointestinal disorders.
But how do they work?
Probiotics for a flat tummy
Swollen belly, in fact, with that characteristic and unsightly appearance balloon, is a nuisance suffered by many women, capable of limiting long variants of their outfits and embarrassment or very unpleasant pain. 15/11/2016
Celiac: decisive intestinal bacteria.
A Canadian study shows that the intestinal flora is the balance of power for the development and severity of celiac disease. Probiotics can help us again?
PROBIOTICS AND DIARRHEA
Probiotics are microorganisms with beneficial effects that are soventemente used in the treatment or reduction of symptoms of diarrhea.
PROBIOTICS: Clostridium difficile colitis: eosinophils and IL-25 protects from infection and its consequences or death
Infections with Clostridium difficile continue to make victims even in our hospitals; fragile patients and antibiotic therapy are the usual victims and mortality, at least in the US, is a patient in seven affected. An American study published in Cell Reports reveal the protective role played by eosinophils and IL-25 and opens the way for an unprecedented preventive therapy, based on probiotic 'designed' on purpose to favor the protective action of eosinophils 07/07/2016
PROBIOTICS, here are the good bacteria allies of women's intimate spa.
We live with billions of bacteria, many of which are "good" and able to maintain our health: the case of lactobacilli in the vagina, which are fundamental for the balance of the mucous membranes and the feminine intimate spa. Alteration of populations and species of bacteria can cause infections or diseases: the case of vaginal dryness after menopause, according to a study published in the journal Menopause caused by changes in the mix of vaginal bacteria and can be alleviated by special probiotics.
Osteoporosis: the PROBIOTICS help combat it
The hormonal changes associated with menopause result in a loss of bone density that can make it easier fractures. A new study has shown that in mice to which had been removed the ovaries, to simulate those same hormonal changes, administration of probiotic bacteria has had a protective effect against osteoporosis. 19/05/2016
Helped to lose weight with PROBIOTICS
The consumption of probiotics - bacteria of the same type as those that normally live in our intestines and that form the natural flora "good" gut - it seems to be able to help obese women lose weight, and especially not to resume it at a later date . 17/04/2016