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Dietary supplements and functional foods

Food supplements are foodstuffs intended to supplement the normal diet, the constitute a concentrated source of nutrients or other substances having, alone or in combination, a nutritional or physiological effect. They are marketed in many forms (capsules, pastilles, tablets, powder packets or ampoules). The nutritional or health claims they claim have, since July 2007, been… read more »

Probiotics

The notion of probiotics has recently developed and most pharmacists have not been trained in these new food supplements. From birth, our gastrointestinal tract is colonized by many microorganisms that constitute the digestive microbiota. This complex and diversified ecosystem, unique to each individual, contributes to the proper functioning of the intestine through the many activities… read more »

Easy ways to improve Gut Health Naturally

The gastrointestinal tract is important to human health and key to this is the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut, it carries food from the mouth to the stomach, converts it into small digestible parts easily and properly absorbed in the body. Gastroenterologists can test for specific conditions associated with the Microbiome like… read more »

Probiotics May Cause Detox Symptoms

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts. The health advantages of probiotic supplements and foods have been well documented, for instance, they help losing weight, maintaining good heart health, improving digestion, enhancing immune function and more. Overall probiotics are a beneficial addition to most people’s diet. However, probiotics may cause symptoms similar to those experienced in a Detox… read more »

Probiotics for Chronic Constipation

There are approximately 3.8·1013 single-celled microorganisms for every single “reference man”  weighing 140 pounds, and their total mass is about 200 grams (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov). Intestinal microbiota aids in the breakdown of food products into absorbable nutrients, stimulates the host immune system, suppress inflammation [source], prevents the expansion of pathogenic bacteria and produces a substantial variety of biologically major compounds such as short-chain fatty acids… read more »

Health Benefits of Goat Milk

Like cow milk, goat milk is technically considered a type of dairy because it’s produced from a mammal. Its high in many necessary nutrients and is a good source of vitamins and minerals like calcium Ca, phosphorus P. Goat milk also contains medium-chain fatty acids MCFAs that have 6–12 carbon atoms which are considered as… read more »

Bananas and L-Tryptophan

The soothing effects of bananas may be explained by the presence of L-tryptophan in the fruit, an amino acid essential for the production of serotonin (a relaxing neurotransmitter) and melatonin. Tryptophan has been amply studied and its benefits for health are popularly known. A recent study showed that a diet rich in tryptophan, combined with an adequate… read more »

Best Essential Oils and Their Health Benefits

An Essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile – at normal temperatures – chemical compounds from plants. The term ‘essential‘ does not mean ‘necessary‘ or as with the terms essential amino acid or essential fatty acid which are so-called since they are nutritionally required by a given living in contrast to fatty oils. Before the… read more »

Fear of Poison

Fear of Poison or Toxicophobia may be defined as an overwhelming and debilitating fear (phobia) of being poisoned by contact or ingestion of ‘imaginary’ poisons or toxic products, in food for example (Garnier-Del. 1972). [1]The genetic basis of panic and phobic anxiety disorders.Smoller JW1, Gardner-Schuster E, Covino J. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2008… read more »

Essential Oils for deep sleep

Essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid extracted from plants. It contains volatile chemical compounds which healing effects are ascribed to. Researchers have investigated a variety of health benefits attributed to these compounds and shown their big therapeutic implications. Essential oils are among the undeniable natural remedies that help you to sleep thanks to their relaxing… read more »

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