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Atopic Dermatitis

Vitamin D Supplementation Beneficial in Atopic Dermatitis

Posted August 25, 2013

Vitamin D may influence atopic dermatitis, and supplementation is associated with reduced disease severity, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Nutritional Supplements and Atopic Dermatitis in Children

Posted June 1, 2013

In a systematic review of 21 randomized, controlled trials involving a total of 6,859 subjects, examining the effects of various nutritional supplements on the prevention and the amelioration of atopic dermatitis in children under the age of 3 years, nutritional supplementation was found to be effective in preventing atopic dermatitis in 11 of 17 studies, and in decreasing severity of AD in 5 of 6 studies.

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Vitamin D and Atopic Dermatitis

Posted May 17, 2013

In a study involving 95 Caucasian patients with atopic dermatitis and 58 control subjects, supplementation with vitamin D was found to significantly reduce mean objective SCORAD and SCORAD index scores.

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Diet supplemented with specific probiotic bacterial strain increases mice lifespan

Posted April 30, 2012

The mammalian gut is home to hundreds of bacterial species that contribute to food digestion and, in some cases, inflammatory gut diseases. Probiotics, beneficial bacterial species, can enhance gut health by keeping the resident bacteria in check.

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Fiber-rich vegetarian diet leads to better gut microflora profile: Study

Posted April 30, 2012

Consuming a vegan or vegetarian diet results in different profiles of gut microflora, with lower levels of potentially pathogenic bacteria such as E. coli, says a new study.

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Food Poisoning? Probiotic Pill May Fight Listeria Infection

Posted April 30, 2012

Some day, you may be able to take a pill or drink a beverage to help prevent food poisoning caused by Listeria. Purdue University researchers have discovered that modified probiotics may help prevent Listeria infection in people who have a weakened immune system.

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Probiotics: Top 10 Things You Never Knew

Posted April 30, 2012

With 70-percent of your body’s natural defenses found in the gut, theres understandably much talk today about the benefits of probiotics. Theres also much hype. Its important to understand the role that helpful probiotics play as part of a holistic health regimen. To further this understanding, below are some noteworthy facts about probiotics.

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Sugar-coating Probiotic Bacteria Enables Further Travel Through Gut New Research Claims

Posted April 30, 2012

New insights into how probiotic bacteria provide positive health benefits are published today in the prestigious international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.

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Organic farms harbor far less antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Posted April 30, 2012

As if there werent enough good reasons to purchase your food from organic farms, here is another encouraging tidbit from researchers at University of Marylands Institute for Applied Environmental Health: organic farms turn out to harbor significantly less antibiotic-resistant bacteria than conventional farms.

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How can I get rid of body odor naturally?

Posted April 30, 2012

When the bacteria that grow naturally on your skin mix with sweat, the result is body odor. To smell fresh, you need to keep your skin dry and decrease bacteria on the parts of your body that trap moisture, such as the underarms.

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