Long-Term Follow-Up Shows Lasting, Positive Impacts of Fecal Transplants

Good news! There is now scientific confirmation of the survival of ´good´bacteria up to two years after implantation. “Using their new technique, the scientists … were able to accurately identify transplanted donor microbes in five fecal transplant recipients three to six months after transplant. In two cases, the scientists were able to determine which donor…

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Some phytochemical, pharmacological and toxicological properties of ginger

Do you know that ginger has some great properties? It can help reduce intestinal inflammation, diarrhea, flatulence indigestion, muscle pain, nausea, migraines, among other things. Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe, Zingiberacae) is a medicinal plant that has been widely used in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Tibb-Unani herbal medicines all over the world, since antiquity, for a wide array…

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Can Celiacs Eat True Sourdough Bread?

An interesting article that adds to the debate about true sourdough (bread started with selected Lactobacilli) and whether people with Celiacs can tolerate it. True sourdough bread does not contain bakers yeast and instead utilizes a lactobacilli based starter culture. True sourdough bread is also baked at a lower temperature for a longer period of…

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Fecal microbiota transplantation may improve active Ulcerative Colitis

News of a very interesting study came out recently regarding the positive effects FMT on patients with Ulceritive Colitis. The researchers conclude that multidonor intensive FMT induces steroid-free clinical remission and endoscopic improvement in patients with active ulcerative colitis compared to placebo and is associated with distinct microbial changes that relate to outcome. Take a…

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Yoga and meditation are beneficial for people suffering from inflammatory diseases

At Newbery Medicine we believe that since yoga and meditation relaxes and reduces stress, these activities are beneficial for people suffering from inflammatory diseases. A new study came out earlier this month suggesting just that! Patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, often relapse at times of stress. In a clinical trial of…

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