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14 Aug Microbiome, Trigger for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Call it a gut reaction. Doctors don’t know what triggers the body’s immune system to attack the joints that cause rheumatoid arthritis, but Veena Taneja, Ph.D., an immunologist at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine, has long suspected a link between the trillions of microbes (microbiome) living...

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05 Aug FAQ on Food Sensitivities

  What is the difference between a food reaction, food allergy and food sensitivity? A food reaction is an umbrella term used to cover any adverse reaction to food, whether it’s immune mediated (a food allergy and sensitivity) or not. A classic food allergy usually only involves...

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16 Jul Microbiome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In a recent study published last month in Microbiome, Cornell researchers have identified biomarkers of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in gut bacteria as well as inflammatory microbial agents in the blood. This is very interesting but should come as no surprise as many of these individuals...

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09 Jul Artificial Sweeteners Harm the Microbiome

A paper published in Nature provides evidence in support of an emerging idea that artificial sweeteners are not directly bad for people (humans cannot even digest most of them). Rather, they may be bad for the zillions of microbes that live in people’s guts—and this,...

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