Carolyn Gretton

Why probiotics may be the next big thing for lower blood pressure

Believe it or not, poor gut health is linked with higher odds of heart disease. And some studies show the gut microbiome can influence blood pressure as well. In fact, researchers have identified two probiotic strains as promising treatments…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The ‘no-bloat, no-gas’ prebiotic that reduces liver fat and inflammation

Fatty liver may be one of the most rampant problems of our time. It’s also a sneaky condition with few if any signs or symptoms until it progresses. It’s also highly preventable with the right lifestyle choices. But researchers believe a simple and inexpensive prebiotic can help a fatty liver slim down…

Carolyn Gretton

Eating grapes leads to subtle gut changes for major benefits

More than 1,600 phytochemical compounds have been identified in grapes, all of which affect different processes in the body. So benefits from lowering cholesterol to protecting the brain are not surprising. Now we have a better understanding of how they work, starting in the gut…

Carolyn Gretton

Help for hay fever from an unlikely place

Are you among the 1 in 5 that suffers from hay fever and the accompanying chorus of sneezing and nose-blowing? Sure, you could pop an antihistamine or inhale a nasal spray. Or you could look to an unlikely body part to tame your immune system’s overreaction…

Joyce Hollman

Brain imaging shows common supplement’s impact on depression

The gut plays a major role in the production of neurotransmitters and chemicals that influence the immune system, metabolic functions and even the brain. And by looking at brain changes, researchers know just how important the gut is in helping to fight symptoms of depression.

Carolyn Gretton

Could the key to good sleep start in your gut?

Everyone has trouble sleeping occasionally, with the most common causes being stress, anxiety and depression, neurological problems and pain. But there’s another group of middlemen that can make sleep tough, and they reside in a surprising part of your body…