The Oral Microbiome & Its Impact on Every Other System in the Body

Mark Burhenne The gut is central to human health, and at its core, gut health is determined by the diversity and population of the gut microbiome (also known as gut microbiota or gut flora). In 2000, the US Surgeon General called the mouth “the mirror of health and disease in the body.” It’s not a closed system. If […]

Potential Implications of Quercetin in Autoimmune Diseases

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Pan Shen et al. Autoimmune diseases are a worldwide health problem with growing rates of morbidity, and are characterized by breakdown and dysregulation of the immune system. Although their etiology and pathogenesis remain unclear, the application of dietary supplements is gradually increasing in patients with autoimmune diseases, mainly due to their positive effects, relatively safety, […]

Scutellaria Baicalensis Georgi is a Promising Candidate for the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

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Jun Wang et al. Autoimmune diseases a group of disorders elicited by unexpected outcome of lymphocytes self-tolerance failure, and the common members of which include multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes mellitus, etc. The pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases is not fully understood and the current therapeutic regimen’s […]

The Low-FODMAP Diet: A Proven Gut Therapy

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Michael Ruscio FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that some people have difficulty digesting. Research shows that a low-FODMAP elimination diet can be an effective diet for treating gastrointestinal symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The low-FODMAP diet also has been shown to reduce pain associated with fibromyalgia and increase quality […]

The Vagus Nerve at the Interface of the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis

Bruno Bonaz, Thomas Bazin and Sonia Pellissier The Vagus Nerve at the Interface of the Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis The microbiota, the gut, and the brain communicate through the microbiota-gut-brain axis in a bidirectional way that involves the autonomic nervous system. The vagus nerve (VN), the principal component of the parasympathetic nervous system, is a mixed nerve […]