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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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Probiotics Shown to Boost Immune Function by as Much as 66%

Posted April 30, 2012

You probably already know that ingesting probiotics, or friendly bacteria, is an effective way to improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system. Now, research published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows just how effective probiotics can be at increasing immune function.

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Organic farming reduces antibiotic resistant bacteria

Posted April 30, 2012

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria were less common on chicken farms that had recently switched to organic farming practices when compared to those that continued to use conventional farming practices, finds a study of organic poultry farms in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The results are published online in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Natural Treatments for Troublesome Acne

Posted April 30, 2012

Acne affects an estimated 80 percent of people aged 11 to 30, but outbreaks can be a lifetime affliction for some individuals. Acne is primarily caused by inflammation, bacteria and overproduction of sebum. The anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and astringent qualities of certain herbs and supplements have made natural products an increasingly popular remedy for acne.

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Bacteria May Help Prevent Allergies in Your Children

Posted April 30, 2012

Parents worry about exposing their children to bacteria and the possibility that the microorganisms will make their children ill. A new study, however, shows that some bacteria, especially those infants encounter early in life, may help prevent allergies later in life.

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Probiotics For Gut Health: VSL#3 Has Designations For Specific GI Issues

Posted April 30, 2012

As clinical studies continue to validate the use of probiotics to help promote general gastrointestinal health, a growing U.S. market1 for probiotics indicates that the U.S. healthcare community and consumers alike are recognizing the value of these beneficial microorganisms.

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Study looks at GanedenBC30

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers from Ganeden Biotech and Penn State College of Medicine have found that GanedenBC30

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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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