Today’s Solutions: July 25, 2024

Gut Bacteria

Researchers identify 5 gut bacteria that counter IBD symptoms

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a debilitating condition. Symptoms in the condition's different forms can include abdominal pain, fatigue, and weight loss among other stressful issues. However, new research on how to treat this condition is always coming out.  A team from the University Read More...

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A beer a day may improve your gut microbiome, study shows

The health of your gut microbiome has many implications for your physical and mental health, from your risk of stroke to anxiety. That’s why taking care of your gut bacteria, such as increasing its diversity, is key to living a healthy life. Research has shown that eating more fermented foods can Read More...

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Certain bacteria in your gut might influence your chance of stroke

We all know it’s good to introduce some variety, with some yogurt or fermented vegetables, into our diet to add some variety to life but also to benefit our guts’ microbiome. Researchers are continually finding new correlations between our health and our microbiome, affecting even such things Read More...

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How your microbiome can affect your mood

Food can convey such an array of emotions. People can express love to their partners with their cooking. An exquisite and rare dish could make a dreary vacation totally worth it. A healthy meal can perk you up, and fast food can, ironically, make you feel sluggish. Food can make us feel so many Read More...

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Your gut biome could be behind your anxiety

Here at The Optimist Daily, we regularly report on new findings about our incredible microbiome. Scientists keep uncovering more and more crucial roles these tiny microorganisms living in our gut play. From memory, to warding off chemotherapy side effects, to preventing brain damage in premature Read More...

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Gut bacteria have nutrient-sharing ‘sex’

Keeping with the theme of love and intimacy this Valentine’s Day, we’re delighted to share this recent sexy tidbit about something typically quite unsexy -- gut bacteria! Some bacteria reproduce asexually. Others do it the old-fashioned way with a partner, but apparently, reproduction Read More...

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For Greenlanders, eating sugar is significantly healthier

Sugar is vital for humans to survive as fuels us with energy, that’s why mother nature made the sweet treat so delicious! Although, for some members of the human race sugar has been found to supply significantly more health benefits than most. "Adult Greenlanders with the genetic variation Read More...

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This biologist is collecting poo samples to save the future of humanity

There are thousands of species of gut bacteria within us that are vital to our health, but antibiotics and our modern lifestyles are posing a threat to the diversity of the traditional human microbiome, which is no bueno. To save our gut bacteria and the future of humanity, a biologist at MIT by Read More...