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Jane A Foster, PhD
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Owner of Anü Natural Health

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September 14, 2018

There are two main families of good bacteria in the gut: bacteroidetes and firmicutes. Body weight seems be related to the balance of these two

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September 14, 2018

You've asked a question nutrigenomic researchers are still working to answer. Studies of artificial sweeteners are mixed, with some indicating that

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September 4, 2018

Probiotics and prebiotics have been shown to have health benefits in several ways. To date more evidence has been generated to support specific uses

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June 28, 2018

There is certainly a connection between the gut and the brain, however, I am not aware of any evidence that directly links gut health directly to

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June 28, 2018

I would view nitric oxide both as a direct and an indirect player. Nitric oxide plays a key role in many physiological processes including vascular

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June 12, 2018

The gut brain axis is one of the most fascinating health topics, in part because it's hard to grasp the vastness of the microbiome and influence that

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June 12, 2018

There is not a simple blood test to detect a problem with the gut-brain axis. Ongoing research in the field aims to identify biomarkers that will

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