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Digestive Health – Diarrhea & Constipation

Probiotics Cut Infants’ Digestive Woes

Posted March 4, 2014

Preventive use of probiotics reduced crying, vomiting, constipation, and healthcare-related costs among infants in a placebo-controlled trial, researchers reported.

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Aqueous extracts of Liriope platyphylla induced significant laxative effects on loperamide-induced constipation of SD rats

Posted November 26, 2013

Liriope platyphylla has long been reported as a therapeutic drug for treatment of various human chronic diseases including inflammation, diabetes, neurodegenerative disorders, obesity, and atopic dermatitis. To investigate the laxative effects of L. platyphylla, alterations in excretion parameters, histological structure, mucin secretion, and related protein levels were investigated in rats with loperamide (Lop)-induced constipation after treatment with aqueous extract of L. platyphylla (AEtLP).

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Prunes Benefit Digestive Health Says European Food Standards Agency

Posted June 14, 2013

Eating prunes is officially beneficial for digestive health confirms the EU Commission in a final authorisation ruling recently[1]. Prunes are now the only natural, whole and dried fruit to achieve an authorised health claim in the EU following a six-year application process by the California Prune Board.

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Probiotics: A Simple food from your refrigerator that stops diarrhea

Posted June 13, 2013

In a June 4, 2013 article, appearing in Medscape, Laurie Barclay, MD, reported that a meta-analysis of probiotics showed that their use was associated with a 64% reduction in diarrhea symptoms associated with C. difficile (the most common cause of antibiotic related diarrhea). This represents an impressively large and significant affect and something for you to keep in mind the next time you take a broad spectrum antibiotic.

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Effects of kivia powder on Gut health in patients with occasional constipation: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

Posted June 10, 2013

To evaluate the efficacy of Kivia powder on supporting overall gut health through the relief of the discomfort of occasional constipation.

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Probiotics Fight Diarrhea Caused by Antibiotics and Much More

Posted June 1, 2013

Good bacteria, or probiotics, have been shown to come to the rescue again. If you or your family suffer with diarrhea caused by antibiotics, probiotics may prevent or reduce the risk of diarrhea that so often accompanies use of these drugs. And there’s more good news as well.

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The Benefits Of Probiotics For Patients With Stress-Associated Gastrointestinal Disorders

Posted March 18, 2013

For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of Michigan Health System study shows it’s not all in their head. Researchers revealed that while stress does not cause IBS, it does alter brain-gut interactions and induces the intestinal inflammation that often leads to severe or chronic belly pain, loss of appetite and diarrhea.

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Goats’ Milk With Antimicrobial Lysozyme Speeds Recovery From Diarrhea

Posted March 14, 2013

Milk from goats that were genetically modified to produce higher levels of a human antimicrobial protein has proved effective in treating diarrhea in young pigs, demonstrating the potential for food products from transgenic animals to one day also benefit human health, report researchers at the University of California, Davis.

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Antidiarrhoeal and antimicrobial activity of Calpurnia aurea leaf extract

Posted January 28, 2013

In Ethiopia, Calpurnia aurea is used for the treatment of syphilis, malaria, rabies, diabetes, hypertension, diarrhoea, leishmaniasis, trachoma, elephantiasis, fungal diseases and different swellings. However, despite its traditional usage as an antidiarrhoeal and antimicrobial agent, there is limited or no information regarding its effectiveness and mode of action in diarrhoea which may be caused by Shigella flexneri, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhi. Hence, we evaluated the 80% methanol (MeOH) extract of dried and powdered leaves of C. aurea for its antidiarrhoeal and antimicrobial activities.

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Yoga for Digestion

Posted December 10, 2012

A number of digestive disorders affect the second and third chakras, or energy centers, in the body. These include constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, colitis and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Digestive disorders are generally caused by poor dietary and lifestyle habits.

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