NCI Well Connect: October 24, 2016
Dear Steve, 

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Probiotics, Microbiome Update
Bonnie and Steve: According to a study from the September issue of Critical Care, probiotics were associated with a significant reduction in infections in ICU patients, especially in the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Lactose Intolerance
A study from the May issue of Nutrition Journalevaluated the effect of the DDS-1 strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus on relieving discomfort related to lactose intolerance. Comparison between the active group and the placebo group demonstrated significant reductions in abdominal symptom scores for diarrhea, abdominal cramping, vomiting and overall symptoms.

Mold
Two Lactobacillus strains, L. plantarum and L. pentosus exhibited high efficiency in removing fumonisins (mold toxins). According to a study from the November issue ofFood and Chemical Toxicity, these two strains might be used as a biological detoxification for the removal of mold toxins from stored grain, animal feed, among other uses.

Gestational Diabetes
To the best of our knowledge, data on the effects of synbiotic supplementation on markers of insulin metabolism and lipid concentrations in patients with gestational diabetes(GDM) is scant. In a new study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, one group of women with GDM received a daily capsule that contained three viable and freeze-dried strains: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Bifidobacterium bifidum plus 800 mg inulin for 6 weeks versus placebo. After 6 weeks of intervention, compared with the placebo, supplementation led to a significant decrease in serum insulin levels, homoeostatic model assessment for insulin resistance and homoeostatic model assessment for beta cell function and a significant increase in quantitative insulin sensitivity check index. In addition, synbiotic intake significantly decreased serum triglcyerides.

Better Gut Microbiome Diagnostics on the Way
A collaboration between computer scientists and geneticists at Stanford University has produced a novel technique for mapping the diversity of bacteria living in the human gut. The new approach revealed a far more diverse community than the researchers had anticipated. 

Any two humans typically differ by about 1 in 1,000 DNA bases, whereas bacteria of the same species may differ by as many as 250 in 1,000, the lead researcher said. "I don't think people realized just how much diversity there was. The complexity we found was astounding," he said.

In the past, researchers could only study bacteria that would grow in the lab. But the vast majority of bacterial species will not grow on traditional culture medium. As a result, the true diversity of bacteria -- not only in the human gut but throughout the living world -- has remained largely unexplored.

A paper describing their work will be published in Nature Biotechnology.

The consequences of having so many different strains are hard to predict, but some strains may be more or less likely to make people ill. For example, many strains of E. coli bacteria live harmlessly and even helpfully in the human gut, while others are lethal. Being able to tell one strain from another could help researchers determine which strains are dangerous and why.

The new approach will make it easier to construct the evolutionary history of strains of infectious bacteria or viruses, such as Ebola. And the approach can be used in the field to study microbial diversity in healthy people and other animals, as well as in plants, water and soil.
Genetics
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It is always the right time to experience Far Infrared Sauna Therapy. Traditional saunas emit direct heat. Far Infrared uses light to create heat. Far infrared run at much milder temperatures, but travels much deeper into the body, which is why you sweat more vigorously. Sweating is the body's safe and natural way to heal and detoxify.

 

Aside from the fact that you are taking one hour out of your busy lives to relax, Far Infrared Therapy offers numerous therapeutic benefits, most importantly enhanced detoxification. Many clients use it to relieve painful joints, rev up metabolism, and remove buildup of heavy metals.

 

Sweat samples reveal traces of a number of toxins, including mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and some hormone-disrupting chemicals. Far Infrared has shown to draw out 15 to 20% more heavy metals, sulfuric acid, ammonia, uric-acid, and fat-soluble toxins than traditional saunas.

 

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that increased frequency of sauna bathing reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death, coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.


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Headaches
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Our Headache Action Plan addresses any type of headache wth dietary and nutrient recommendations.

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