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April 16, 2014
Preventing Asthma With Fruits and Vegetables
A study involving more than a million kids suggests the striking worldwide variation in childhood rates of allergies, asthma, and eczema is related to diet.
May 31, 2013
Gut Feelings: Probiotics and Mental Health
We've known our mental state can affect our gut flora, but might our good bacteria be affecting our mental state?
May 29, 2013
Should Probiotics Be Taken Before, During, or After Meals?
Proper timing of probiotic supplements may improve their survival.
May 27, 2013
Preventing the Common Cold with Probiotics?
Though prebiotics may be preferable, probiotics may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections.
May 24, 2013
Preventing and Treating Diarrhea with Probiotics
Probiotics may help prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea and appear to speed recovery from acute gastroenteritis.
August 30, 2012
Tipping Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes
Certain phytonutrients may tip the balance of healthy gut bacteria in favor of flora associated with improved weight control.
August 29, 2012
Boosting Good Bacteria in the Colon Without Probiotics
Certain good bacteria in our gut can turn the fiber we eat into an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer compound called butyrate that we absorb back into our system. We may be able to boost the number of...
July 26, 2012
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to...
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