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    MSG and Depression
    Glutamate Blockers–Currently the drugs on the market to treat long term depression (LTD) are glutamate blockers as well:
    Some pharmaceutical companies are now pinning their hopes on glutamate antagonists to treat many NMDA related diseases including depression and schizophrenia because NMDA receptors are triggered by glutamate and the aspartic acid found in aspartame.-As of this writing (August 7, 2006), a study of 18 patients with depression was conducted using ketamine – a glutamate blocker that targets the NMDA receptors. This treatment helped over 70% of those patients within one day of treatment – giving hope to many patients and physicians that depression sufferers need no longer wait several weeks for conventional anti-depressants that work on dopamine and seratonin.
    This conclusion gives credence to the idea that MSG, by increasing blood levels of free glutamic acid, which lowers dopamine levels, and increases prolactin, affects depression on several levels. It also begs the question, do people who steal ketamine (Special K) – an anesthesia drug used on humans and animals, do so to self-medicate for pain and mental illness?
    MSG, the U.S. Military, and Depression—Unfortunately a major unintended study of the effects of MSG and depression was carried out by the U.S. military. MSG, until recently, MSG was actually required in the rations of U.S. troops. These individuals were being fed MSG in every meal. They are suffering right now from a high rate of suicide that is alarming those in charge. Recent news articles are addressing this rise in depression and suicide among U.S. troops and what the military is doing to prevent further tragedy. Perhaps the military brass should look no further than the M.R.E s that they were feeding the troops.
    Association between monosodium glutamate intake and sleep-disordered breathing among Chinese adults with normal body weight.
    Shi Z, Wittert GA, Yuan B, Dai Y, Gill TK, Hu G, Adams R, Zuo H, Taylor AW.
    Department of Nutrition and Foodborne Disease Prevention, Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China; Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Electronic address: [email protected].
    OBJECTIVE–To assess whether monosodium glutamate (MSG) intake is associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB).
    METHODS–Data from 1227 Chinese subjects who participated in the Jiangsu Nutrition Study were analyzed. All the participants were examined at two time points (baseline in 2002 and follow-up in 2007). The MSG intake was assessed quantitatively in 2002 and a sleep questionnaire was used to assess snoring and to construct an SDB probability score in 2007. Those within the fifth quintile of the score (highest) were defined as having a high probability of SDB.
    The MSG intake was positively associated with snoring and a high probability of SDB in participants who had a normal body weight but in those who were overweight. A comparison of the extreme quartiles of MSG intake in subjects with a body mass index lower than 23 kg/m(2) showed an odds ratio of 2.02 (95% confidence interval 1.02-4.00) for snoring and an odds ratio of 3.11 (95% confidence interval 1.10-8.84) for a high probability of SDB. There was a joint effect between MSG and overweight in relation to SDB.
    CONCLUSION: The intake of MSG may increase the risk of SDB in Chinese adults with a normal body weight.
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    [U1]UMMM Where over seas??? Coming from Canada and the usa the animals are fed GMO’s –without a question—china is feeding there animals GMO CORN and SOY—so I wonder where over seas are they getting this grass fed non gmo food from??
    [U2]Somebody tell me where the substance to this is—-most of the planet as far as I can tell just from my window of observation seem to not only not want it but want the lables so they can make a decisive choice whether to reject this genetic food or not
    [U3]Europe is being sold out—right from under the noses —the people they have lost there access to herbals and botanicals and are restricted now the globalist feel that since euopeans are not fighting there losses they are going to introduce another bill further taking there rights away on choice—soon all we will have is option
    [U4]There is already proof that non gmo farming is more then sustainable to feed the ever growing populace on the planet —what this is saying is in reality is that utilizing the GMO technology will in fact increase usage off resources not less
    [U5]Distracting from the issue and presenting a scenario that may or may not happen
    [U6]Another way for well hidden—these things happen for a reason and in the is case is due to damage by a glutamate—MSG which is derived from SOY
    [U7]AS you can see it was approved for use against the pituitary hypothalamus activity
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    Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.- –An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
    Show Of the Month January 19 2013
    Longer Life For Milk Drinkers
    Nations That Consume a Lot of Milk Also Win a Lot of Nobel Prizes
    Toxic Effects of Excessive Consumption of MSG
    Eating Eggs When Pregnant Affects Breast Cancer In Offspring
    Choline Supplementation During Pregnancy Presents a New Approach to Schizophrenia Prevention
    Secret Human Testing Revealed in Declassified U.S. Army Documents; Lawsuit Follows
    Can Thrive in Your Gums
    Quick Detection of Periodontitis Pathogens
    Improving Cognitive Function With Ginseng-Fortified Milk?
    July 23, 2012 — American ginseng is reported to have neurocognitive effects, and research has shown benefits in aging, central nervous system disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. The challenges of incorporating ginseng into food are twofold: it has a bitter taste, and food processing can eliminate its healthful benefits. Reporting in the August issue of the Journal of Dairy Science®, a group of scientists has formulated low-lactose functional milk that maintained beneficial levels of American ginseng after processing. An exploratory study found the product was readily accepted by a niche group of consumers.–“Our goal was to develop low-lactose milk that could be consumed by the elderly to improve cognitive function,” reports lead investigator S. Fiszman, PhD, of the Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de Alimentos (IATA), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Patema (Valencia), Spain. “Consumers who were interested in the health benefits of ginseng rated our product quite highly.”—Because older people frequently have trouble digesting milk products, the researchers developed a low-lactose formula. American ginseng was added, and then the milk was sterilized by ultra-high temperature processing (UHT), which prolongs shelf life. Analysis found that sufficient levels of ginseng remained in the milk after treatment to improve cognitive function as reported in the literature.—To reduce the bitter taste of American ginseng, the investigators developed samples with vanilla extract and sucralose, a zero-calorie artificial sweetener. In a preliminary study, 10 tasters with a good ability to discriminate between flavors compared low lactose UHT milk without any additives (the control) to low lactose milk with ginseng extract, vanilla aroma, and sucralose added before UHT treatment[U1] . They developed a list of 10 attributes that described the sample: color, sweet odor, milk flavor, vanilla flavor, metallic/root flavor, sweetness, bitterness, aftertaste, astringency, and viscosity. They then rated the intensity of each attribute for five samples; the control; the control with ginseng extract, vanilla aroma, and sucralose added; the control with ginseng extract added; the control with vanilla and ginseng extract; and the low lactose milk with ginseng extract; vanilla aroma; and sucralose added before UHT treatment.———-In a second study, 100 participants were asked, on a scale of one to five, how willing they would be to consume a “highly digestible semi-skimmed milk,” and a “highly digestible semi-skimmed milk enriched with ginseng extract that would improve cognitive function.” Then, they tasted and rated, on a scale of one to nine, the overall acceptability of the control milk and the low lactose milk with ginseng extract, vanilla aroma, and sucralose added before UHT treatment.—Both the presence of ginseng and the thermal treatment affected some sensory properties of the milk. The addition of ginseng significantly increased the perceived light brown color in the flavored and unflavored samples, and was highest in the reduced-lactose milk with ingredients added before the UHT treatment. The sweet odor was more intense in flavored samples, but decreased slightly in the samples of milk with ingredients added before UHT treatment. Bitterness was clearly perceived in the samples containing ginseng additives, but was lower in flavored samples, indicating that the vanilla aroma and sucralose masked, to some extent, the bitter taste caused by ginseng extract.—Consumer responses varied greatly, depending on interest in the product. 78% indicated that they would be likely to consume the highly digestible milk, and after tasting the product, 87% of them indicated they would buy the sample. 47% indicated they were not interested in milk enriched with ginseng, and after tasting, they gave it a low acceptability rating. However, for the 32% of consumers who did express an interest in the product, 75% declared they would buy it[U2] .—“Drinking 150 to 300 mL of this ginseng-enriched milk would provide the amount indicated to be effective for improving cognitive functions. Combined with the low levels of lactose, this makes the drink an appropriate functional beverage for the elderly,” says Dr. Fiszman. “Among consumers more likely to consume ginseng products, the newly developed milk was well accepted. The addition of more congruent flavors such as chocolate, citrus, or coffee, could be more effective in masking non-milk-related sensory attributes, Other alternatives could be investigated.”—Commenting on the studies, Susan Duncan, PhD, professor, Department of Food Science & Technology, Virginia Tech, noted, “With the combination of intrinsic health benefits in milk and these additional ingredients, milk becomes an easy way to deliver valuable functional ingredients and the functional benefits of milk components. Diversifying the product line for milk and dairy products has a number of benefits, including market and consumer visibility and perception.”Story Source–The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Elsevier. —Journal Reference—A. Tárrega, A. Salvador, M. Meyer, N. Feuillère, A. Ibarra, M. Roller, D. Terroba, C. Madera, J.R. Iglesias, J. Echevarría, S. Fiszman. Active compounds and distinctive sensory features provided by American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius L.) extract in a new functional milk beverage. Journal of Dairy Science, 2012; 95 (8): 4246 DOI: 10.3168/jds.2012-5341
    Recipe for Ginseng and Dairy—let’s do it right—-take plain yogurt—add a liquid ginseng to it and allow it to sit on the counter 1 or 2 days allowing it to ferment into the yogurt—then add either a tsp of maple syrup—honey—or even xylitol—or fruit extract—mix well and then consume
    This will allow a better up take of the 2 and would more then likely see an improvement ove all not just in brain but in ody as well
    Longer Life For Milk Drinkers
    drinking milk can lessen the chances of dying from illnesses such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke by up to 15-20%, according to a new study. —-July 24, 2009 — Research undertaken by the Universities of Reading, Cardiff and Bristol has found that drinking milk can lessen the chances of dying from illnesses such as coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke by up to 15-20[U3] %.—In recent times milk has often been portrayed by the media as an unhealthy food. The study, led by Professor Peter Elwood (Cardiff University) together with Professor Ian Givens from the University of Reading’s Food Chain and Health Research Theme, aimed to establish whether the health benefits of drinking milk outweigh any dangers that lie in its consumption.–Importantly, this is the first time that disease risk associated with drinking milk has been looked at in relation to the number of deaths which the diseases are responsible for.–The review brought together published evidence from 324 studies of milk consumption as predictors of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and, diabetes. Data on milk consumption and cancer were based on the recent World Cancer Research Fund report. The outcomes were then compared with current death rates from these diseases.–Professor Givens explained: “While growth and bone health are of great importance to health and function, it is the effects of milk and dairy consumption on chronic disease that are of the greatest relevance to reduced morbidity and survival. Our review made it possible to assess overall whether increased milk consumption provides a survival advantage or not. We believe it does.-“Our findings clearly show that when the numbers of deaths from CHD, stroke and colo-rectal cancer were taken into account, there is strong evidence of an overall reduction in the risk of dying from these chronic diseases due to milk consumption. We certainly found no evidence that drinking milk might increase the risk of developing any condition, with the exception of prostate cancer. Put together, there is convincing overall evidence that milk consumption is associated with an increase in survival in Western communities.”–The reviewers also believe that increased milk consumption is likely to reduce health care costs substantially due to reduced chronic disease and associated morbidity.—“There is an urgent need to understand the mechanisms involved and for focused studies to confirm the epidemiological evidence since this topic has major implications for the agri-food industry,” added Professor Givens.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Reading.
    Nations That Consume a Lot of Milk Also Win a Lot of Nobel Prizes
    Jan. 14, 2013 — Nations that consume a lot of milk and milk products also tend to have a lot of Nobel laureates among their populations, suggest the authors of a letter, published in Practical Neurology.—Research published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a strong association between a nation’s chocolate consumption and Nobel laureate prowess, speculating that the flavonoid content of chocolate was behind the boost in brain power. This got the letter authors thinking. As chocolate is often combined with milk, could it be the amount of milk/milk products consumed per head that fuels Nobel Prize success? They looked at the 2007 data from the Food and Agriculture Organization on per capita milk consumption in 22 countries as well as the information provided by the author of the chocolate theory, and found a significant association.—Sweden has the most Nobel laureates per 10 million of its population (33). Although, it hosts the Nobel committee, which some might argue could introduce an element of bias; it also consumes the most milk per head of the population, getting through 340kg every year.–And Switzerland, which knocks back 300kg of the white stuff every year, has a Nobel haul of similar proportions (32).–At the other end of the scale, China has the lowest number of Nobel laureates in its population. But it also has the lowest milk consumption of the countries studied — at around 25kg a year. –There does seem to be a ceiling effect, however, note the authors, with no discernible impact beyond an annual per capita consumption of 350kg, as Finland’s Nobel haul seems to attest.–Is milk consumption therefore simply a reflection of a strong educational system, or do Nobel Prize winners celebrate by drinking it, query the authors?–But there is a plausible biological explanation for the link: milk is rich in vitamin D, and this may boost brain power, the evidence suggests.-“So to improve your chances of winning Nobel prizes you should not only eat more chocolate but perhaps drink milk too: or strive for synergy with hot chocolate,” conclude the authors, who highlight their conflicts of interest, which include a tendency to take milk with cereal and coffee, and to eat chocolate whenever the opportunity arises.-Story SourceThe above story is reprinted from materials provided by BMJ-British Medical Journal, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. -Journal Reference-S. Linthwaite, G. N. Fuller. Milk, chocolate and Nobel prizes. Practical Neurology, 2013; 13 (1): 63 DOI: 10.1136/practneurol-2012-000471
    Special Note- this would apply to Unpasteurized Milk and grass fed since that would be what would have the highest form of Vitamin D but as well if the dairy is grass fed and unpasteurized You will get a Higher Level of Omega 3-CLA-Vitamin D and Vitamin E that would be lost in Pasteurization and homogenization where one cooks the milk and the other strips the fat which would be required to acces the D and E and Omega 3’s would be all gone—CLA may increase due to the heat
    Toxic Effects of Excessive Consumption of MSG
    The toxic effects that occur as a result of excessive consumption of MSG are known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.
    MSG is known to be more toxic than Glutamic Acid – this is due to MSG being more readily absorbed by the body compared to Glutamic Acid. The increased toxicity of MSG is also believed to occur from the presence of the D-Glutamic Acid form of Glutamic Acid (as opposed to L-Glutamic Acid).
    Digestive System—Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Intestinal Cramps (abdominal Pain). Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Vomiting. references
    Eyes/Vision–Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Blurred Vision.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may damage the Retina (which could lead to Blindness)
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Sight impairment.
    Metabolism—Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Thyroid.
    Musculoskeletal System-Excessive consumption of MSG may contribute to the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and some Fibromyalgia patients may experience symptom relief after discontinuing MSG use.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Muscle Tension.
    Nervous System–Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Convulsions
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Headaches.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may damage the Hypothalamus.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause impairment of Long-Term Memory.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may trigger Migraines.
    Many of the toxic effects of excessive consumption of MSG are due to MSG causing excessive stimulation of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) Receptors in the Brain.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Nausea.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Pituitary Gland.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Vertigo (dizziness).
    Respiratory System-Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Asthma.
    Sexual System: Female Excessive consumption of MSG may cause Female Infertility. Excessive consumption of MSG may cause cause Male Infertility.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Ovaries.
    Excessive consumption of MSG may cause atrophy of the Testes.
    MSG may Interfere with these Substances
    Amino Acids–Excessive consumption of MSG may interfere with Taurine.
    Enzymes—MSG may lower Catalase levels.
    MSG may lower Glutathione Peroxidase levels.
    MSG may lower Glutathione Reductase levels.
    MSG may lower Superoxide Dismutase levels.
    MSG may Enhance the Function of these Substances
    Amino Acids–MSG can be converted within the body to form Glutamic Acid.
    MSG can be converted within the body to form Glutamine.
    Eating Eggs When Pregnant Affects Breast Cancer In Offspring
    Dec. 2, 2008 — A stunning discovery based on epigenetics (the inheritance of propensities acquired in the womb) reveals that consuming choline—a nutrient found in eggs and other foods—during pregnancy may significantly affect breast cancer outcomes for a mother’s offspring.–This finding by a team of biologists at Boston University is the first to link choline consumption during pregnancy to breast cancer. It also is the first to identify possible choline-related genetic changes that affect breast cancer survival rates.—“We’ve known for a long time that some agents taken by pregnant women, such as diethylstibesterol, have adverse consequences for their daughters,” said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal. “But there’s an upside. The emerging science of epigenetics has yielded a breakthrough. For the first time, we’ve learned that we might be able to prevent breast cancer as early as a mother’s pregnancy.”—The researchers made the discovery in rats by studying females whose mothers were fed varying amounts of choline during pregnancy. Different groups of pregnant rats received diets containing standard amounts of choline, no choline at all, or extra choline. Then the researchers treated the female offspring with a chemical that causes cancer of the mammary gland (breast cancer). Although animals in all groups developed mammary cancer, the daughters of mothers that had received extra choline during pregnancy had slow growing tumors while daughters of mothers that had no choline during pregnancy had fast growing tumors.–“Our study provides additional support for the notion that choline is an important nutrient that has to be considered when dietary guidelines are developed,” said Krzysztof Blusztajn, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology at Boston University and the study’s senior researcher. “We hope it will be possible to develop nutritional guidelines for pregnant women that ensure the good health of their offspring well into old age.”–The researchers also found multiple genetic and molecular changes in the rats’ tumors that correlated with survival outcomes. For example, the slow growing tumors in rats had a genetic pattern similar to those seen in breast cancers of women who are considered to have a good prognosis. The fast growing tumors in mice had a pattern of genetic changes similar to those seen in women with a more aggressive disease. The researchers also found evidence that these genetic changes may result from the way that choline affects modifications of the DNA within the mammary gland of fetuses as they develop in the womb.–The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be more than 184,000 new cases of breast cancer in 2008 and more than 40,000 deaths. Treatments for women suffering from breat cancer range from hormone therapy to surgery.Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, via EurekAlert!, a service o
    Choline Supplementation During Pregnancy Presents a New Approach to Schizophrenia Prevention
    Jan. 15, 2013 — Choline, an essential nutrient similar to the B vitamin and found in foods such as liver, muscle meats, fish, nuts and eggs, when given as a dietary supplement in the last two trimesters of pregnancy and in early infancy, is showing a lower rate of physiological schizophrenic risk factors in infants 33 days old. The study breaks new ground both in its potentially therapeutic findings and in its strategy to target markers of schizophrenia long before the illness itself actually appears. Choline is also being studied for potential benefits in liver disease, including chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, depression, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and certain types of seizures.–Robert Freedman, MD, professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine and one of the study’s authors and Editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry, points out, “Genes associated with schizophrenia are common, so prevention has to be applied to the entire population, and it has to be safe. Basic research indicates that choline supplementation during pregnancy facilitates cognitive functioning in offspring. Our finding that it ameliorates some of the pathophysiology associated with risk for schizophrenia now requires longer-term follow-up to assess whether it decreases risk for the later development of illness as well.”–Normally, the brain responds fully to an initial clicking sound but inhibits its response to a second click that follows immediately. In schizophrenia patients, deficient inhibition is common and is related to poor sensory filtering and familial transmission of schizophrenia risk. Since schizophrenia does not usually appear until adolescence, this trait — measurable in infancy — was chosen to represent the illness.—Half the healthy pregnant women in this study took 3,600 milligrams of phosphatidylcholine each morning and 2,700 milligrams each evening; the other half took placebo. After delivery, their infants received 100 milligrams of phosphatidylcholine per day or placebo. Eighty-six percent of infants exposed to pre- and postnatal choline supplementation, compared to 43% of unexposed infants, inhibited the response to repeated sounds, as measured with EEG sensors placed on the baby’s head during sleep.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Colorado Denver, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. –Journal Reference–Ayman H. Fanous et al. Genome-Wide Association Study of Clinical Dimensions of Schizophrenia: Polygenic Effect on Disorganized Symptoms. American Journal of Psychiatry, 2012; 169 (12): 1309 DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.12020218
    Secret Human Testing Revealed in Declassified U.S. Army Documents; Lawsuit Follows
    It is always a challenge attempting to describe how sick and power mad are some of the elite who have taken up positions within the military-industrial-scientific complex. However, it is becoming easier, as more of their past demented actions are coming to light with such a preponderance of evidence that even the most naive must take notice. These actions only hint at what is likely going on all around us today, as well as the future plans of those who see the planet Earth as nothing more than a giant Petri dish.— Dr. Lisa Martino-Taylor’s horrific findings after she submitted hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests seeking the truth about government experiments on human populations. Martino-Taylor uncovered a mountain of evidence proving that an aerosol spraying campaign was in fact conducted by the U.S. Army during the 1950s and ’60s. She has revealed documents clearly showing that sprayers were set up in multiple cities on buildings, deployed from station wagons, and attached to planes.—Despite statements at the time which downplayed the spraying as non-toxic, the evidence shows that the Army knew that what was sprayed consisted of radioactive compounds breathed in by hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens. Furthermore, they went to great lengths to cover up the information.—Martino-Taylor says she’s obtained documents from multiple federal agencies showing the government concocted an elaborate story to keep the testing secret.–Martino-Taylor says some of the key players in the cover-up were also members of the Manhattan Atomic Bomb Project and involved in other radiological testing across the United States at the time. ‘This was against all military guidelines of the day, against all ethical guidelines, against all international codes such as the Nuremberg Code.’ (Source)
    Aerosoling in the USA in the “50”’s–Martino-Taylor is pressing for an investigation into whether or not the spraying could have led to illnesses, including cancer.
    The abstract of her dissertation reads as follows:–This piece analyzes a covert Manhattan Project spin-off organization referred to here as the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition, and an obscure aerosol study in St. Louis, Missouri, conducted under contract by the U.S. military from 1953–1954, and 1963–1965. The military-sponsored studies targeted a segregated, high-density urban area, where low-income persons of color predominantly resided. Examination of the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition and the St. Louis aerosol studies, reveal their connections to each other, and to a much larger military project that secretly tested humans, both alive and deceased, in an effort to understand the effects of weaponized radiation. Through this case study, the author explores how a large number of participants inside an organization will willingly participate in organizational acts that are harmful to others, and how large numbers of outsiders, who may or may not be victims of organizational activities, are unable to determine illegal or harmful activity by an organization. The author explains how ethical and observational lapses are engineered by the organization through several specific mechanisms, in an effort to disable critical analysis, and prevent both internal and external dissent of harmful organizational actions. Through studying the process of complex organizational deviance, we can develop public policies that protect the public’s right to know, and construct checks and methods to minimize the chance of covert projects that are contrary to societal norms.
    Can Thrive in Your Gums
    Jan. 3, 2013 — A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease–Porphyromonas gingivalis–manipulates the body’s immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. Specifically, the report shows that this pathogen prompts the production of the anti-inflammatory molecule Interleukin-10 (IL-10). This, in turn, inhibits the function of T-cells, which would otherwise help to protect the host from this particular microbial infection.–“Since greater than 50 percent of the U.S. population over 50 years-of-age develop adult periodontal disease, we hope that the results of our study will ultimately help in the development of novel treatments that could prevent or ameliorate the chronic infection caused by the pathogen P. gingivalis,'” said Jannet Katz, D.D.S., Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.–To make this discovery, scientists used cells from mice that were exposed to P. gingivalis. One portion of the cells was treated with an inhibiting antibody against IL-10 and the other portion of cells was not treated. All of the cells were then tested for interferon gamma production. An increase of interferon gamma production was seen in the treated cells, but no increase was found in the untreated cells. These findings suggest that the damage done by P. gingivalis happens when the immune cells of the host are first exposed to this pathogen, and further implies that for treatment to be successful, it must be started as early as possible. This study highlights the mechanism by which P. gingivalis can establish a chronic infection in the form of periodontal disease and provides insight into how the disease develops. Results also demonstrate the importance of very early intervention either by eradication of the bacterium with specifically designed therapeutics or by prevention via the development of an effective vaccine.–“Gum diseases and the infections that cause them can be incredibly stubborn and difficult to treat,” said John Wherry, Ph.D., Deputy Editor of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. “What isn’t as well known is why these infections are so difficult to eradicate. These new studies now demonstrate that these bacteria go beyond merely evading our body’s defenses and actually manipulate our immune systems for their own survival.”–Story Source:The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS.
    Quick Detection of Periodontitis Pathogens
    Dentists use sterile paper points to remove bacteria from the tooth. –Jan. 3, 2013 — Twelve million Germans suffer from periodontitis, an inflammation that can lead to the loss of teeth if left untreated. A new diagnostic platform enables the pathogens to be detected quickly, enabling dentists to act swiftly to initiate the right treatment.
    Bleeding gums during tooth brushing or when biting into an apple could be an indication of periodontitis, an inflammatory disease of the tissues that surround and support the teeth. Bacterial plaque attacks the bone, meaning teeth can loosen over time and in the worst case even fall out, as they are left without a solid foundation to hold them in place. Furthermore, periodontitis also acts as a focal point from which disease can spread throughout the entire body: If the bacteria, which can be very aggressive, enter the bloodstream, they can cause further damage elsewhere. Physicians suspect there is a connection between periodontitis pathogens and the sort of cardiovascular damage that can cause heart attacks or strokes. In order to stop the source of inflammation, dentists remove dental calculus and deposits from the surface of teeth, but this is often not enough; particularly aggressive bacteria can only be eliminated with antibiotics.—Of the estimated 700 species of bacteria found in the mouth cavity, there are only eleven that are known to cause periodontal disease in particular; of these, some are deemed to be severely pathogenic. If these biomarkers are present in the gingival sulcus — the small gap around the base of the tooth — then the patient is at high risk of a severe form of periodontitis. But the only way to find out is by conducting a bacteria test. The problem is that current methods for identifying pathogens are time-consuming and must be carried out in an external contract laboratory. Conventional bacterial analysis using microbial culture carries the risk of bacteria being killed as soon as they come into contact with oxygen.
    Bacterial analysis in less than 30 minutes—A new mobile diagnostic platform is designed to speed up identification of the eleven most relevant periodontitis pathogens considerably. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig have collaborated with two companies, BECIT GmbH and ERT-Optik, to develop a lab-on-a-chip module called ParoChip. In future this will allow dentists and medical labs to prepare samples quickly and then analyze the bacteria. All the steps in the process — the duplication of DNA sequences and their detection — take place directly on the platform, which consists of a disk-shaped microfluidic card that is around six centimeters in diameter. “Until now, analysis took around four to six hours. With ParoChip it takes less than 30 minutes. This means it’s possible to analyze a large number of samples in a short amount of time,” says Dr. Dirk Kuhlmeier, a scientist at the IZI.–The analysis is conducted in a contactless and fully automated manner. Samples are taken using sterile, toothpick-shaped paper points, after which the bacteria are removed from the point and their isolated DNA injected into reaction chambers containing dried reagents. There are eleven such chambers on each card, each featuring the reagent for one of the eleven periodontal pathogens. The total number of bacteria is determined in an additional chamber, via polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This method allows millions of copies of even tiny numbers of pathogen DNA sequences to be made. In order to generate the extremely quick changes in temperature that are required for PCR, the disk-shaped plastic chip is attached to a metal heating block with three temperature zones and mechanically turned so it passes over these zones. This causes a fluorescent signal to be generated that is measured by a connected optical measuring device featuring a fluorescence probe, a photo detector and a laser diode. The key benefit is that the signal makes it possible not only to quantify each type of bacterium and thus determine the severity of the inflammation, but also to establish the total number of all the bacteria combined. This enables doctors to fine-tune an antibiotic treatment accordingly.–“As the connected optical measuring system allows us to quantify bacteria, ParoChip is also suited to the identification of other bacterial causes of infection, such as food-borne pathogens or those that lead to sepsis ,” says Kuhlmeier, who goes on to emphasize further advantages of the compact diagnostic platform: “Using ParoChip does away with many of the manual steps that are a necessary part of current bacteria tests. The synthetic disks can be produced cheaply and disposed of after use in the same way as disposable gloves.” Already available as a prototype, ParoChip is initially intended for use in clinical laboratories; however it could also be used by dentists to carry out inhouse analysis of patient samples in their own practice.—Story SourceThe above story is reprinted from materials provided by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
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    [U1]Sucrolose is an unsafe sweetner and should not be used —-there are better options this was a cheap one obviously—they could have went with xylitol as much—or could have fermented the ginseng into a yogurt ad then added vanilla
    [U2]What a hoot this is telling you that very few people would buy it at all 75% of 32% –that amounts to 11% of the people so if you took 100 people=100% and 32% of the people would be interested and 75% of those people would actually buy it then your talking 11 people out of 100 –11% this is a numbers switchero to make you think this product was popular when it wasn’t
    [U3]This would be unpasteurized or fermented—if pasteurized or homogenized then what you have is not milk but sugar glycated proteins that are indigestible and intolerant to people with colon issues
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    Show Of the Month January 26 2013
    Which Nutritional Factors Help Preserve Muscle Mass, Strength and Performance in Seniors?
    Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests
    ‘Friendly’ Bacteria Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes, Researchers Find
    Intestinal Infection Caused by Antibiotics
    Intestinal Bacterial Infection
    Intestinal Yeast Infection Symptoms
    How to Treat Bacterial Infection
    Which Nutritional Factors Help Preserve Muscle Mass, Strength and Performance in Seniors?
    Jan. 18, 2013 — New review by International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group examines role of nutrition in sarcopenia, with focus on protein, vitamins D and B, and acid-based diet.–Sarcopenia, or the gradual loss of muscle mass, is a common consequence of aging, and poses a significant risk factor for disability in older adults. As muscle strength plays an important role in the tendency to fall, sarcopenia leads to an increased risk of fractures and other injuries. —The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Nutrition Working Group has published a new review which identifies nutritional factors that contribute to loss of muscle mass, or conversely, are beneficial to the maintenance of muscle mass. The Group reviewed evidence from worldwide studies on the role of nutrition in sarcopenia, specifically looking at protein, acid-base balance, vitamin D/calcium, and other minor nutrients like B vitamins.—“The most obvious intervention against sarcopenia is exercise in the form of resistance training,” said Professor Jean-Philippe Bonjour, co-author and Professor of Medicine at the Service of Bone Diseases, University of Geneva. “However, adequate nutritional intake and an optimal dietary acid-base balance are also very important elements of any strategy to preserve muscle mass and strength during aging.”
    The review discusses and identifies the following important nutritional factors that have been shown to be beneficial to the maintenance of muscle mass and the treatment and prevention of sarcopenia:
    Protein: Protein intake plays an integral part in muscle health. The authors propose an intake of 1.0-1.2 g/kg of body weight per day as optimal for skeletal muscle and bone health in elderly people without severely impaired renal function.
    Vitamin D: As many studies indicate a role for vitamin D in the development and preservation of muscle mass and function, adequate vitamin D should be ensured through exposure to sunlight and/or supplementation if required. Vitamin D supplementation in seniors, and especially in institutionalized elderly, is recommended for optimal musculoskeletal health.
    Avoiding dietary acid loads: Excess intake of acid-producing nutrients (meat and cereal grains) in combination with low intake of alkalizing fruits and vegetables may have negative effects on musculoskeletal health. Modifying the diet to include more fruits and vegetables is likely to benefit both bones and muscles.
    Emerging evidence also suggests that vitamin B12 and/or folic acid play a role in improving muscle function and strength.—As well, the Review discusses non-nutritional interventions such as hormones, and calls for more studies to identify the potential of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in the prevention of sarcopenia.
    Dr. Ambrish Mithal, co-author and Chair and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes division at Medanta, New Delhi underlined the need for further research in the field. “Strategies to reduce the numbers of falls and fractures within our aging populations must include measures to prevent sarcopenia. At present, the available evidence suggests that combining resistance training with optimal nutritional status has a synergistic affect in preventing and treating sarcopenia, ” said Mithal.–“We hope that further studies will shed light on other effective ways of preventing and treating this condition.”—Story Source–The above story is reprinted from materials provided by International Osteoporosis Foundation. –Journal Reference–A. Mithal, J.-P. Bonjour, S. Boonen, P. Burckhardt, H. Degens, G. Hajj Fuleihan, R. Josse, P. Lips, J. Morales Torres, R. Rizzoli, N. Yoshimura, D. A. Wahl, C. Cooper, B. Dawson-Hughes. Impact of nutrition on muscle mass, strength, and performance in older adults. Osteoporosis International, 2012; DOI:
    Good Bacteria in the Intestine Prevent Diabetes, Study Suggests
    Jan. 18, 2013 — All humans have enormous numbers of bacteria and other micro-organisms in the lower intestine. In fact our bodies contain about ten times more bacteria than the number of our own cells and these tiny passengers are extremely important for our health. They help us digest our food and provide us with energy and vitamins. These ‘friendly’ commensal bacteria in the intestine help to stop the ‘bad guys’ such as Salmonella that cause infections, taking hold. Even the biochemical reactions that build up and maintain our bodies come from our intestinal bacteria as well as our own cells. -Pretty important that we get along with these little bacterial friends… definitely. But as in all beautiful relationships, things can sometimes turn sour. If the bacteria in the intestine become unbalanced, inflammation and damage can occur at many different locations in the body. The best known of these is the intestine itself: the wrong intestinal bacteria can trigger Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The[U1] liver also becomes damaged when intestinal bacteria are unbalanced.—Research groups led by Professor Jayne Danska at the Sick Children’s Hospital of the University of Toronto and Professor Andrew Macpherson in the Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine at the Inselspital and the University of Bern have now shown that the influence of the intestinal bacteria extends even deeper inside the body to influence the likelihood of getting diabetes. In children and young people, diabetes is caused by the immune cells of the body damaging the special cells in the pancreas that produce the hormone insulin. By[U2] chance, 30 years ago, before the development of genetic engineering techniques, Japanese investigators noticed that a strain of NOD laboratory mice tended to get diabetes. These mice (also by chance) have many of the same genes that make some humans susceptible to the disease. With the help of the special facilities of the University of Bern and in Canada, these teams have been able to show that the intestinal bacteria, especially in male mice, can produce biochemicals and hormones that stop diabetes developing.—Diabetes in young people is becoming more and more frequent, and doctors even talk about a diabetes epidemic. This increase in diabetic disease has happened over the last 40 years as our homes and environment have become cleaner and more hygienic. At the moment, once a child has diabetes, he or she requires life-long treatment.[U3] –“We hope that our new understanding of how intestinal bacteria may protect susceptible children from developing diabetes, will allow us to start to develop new treatments to stop children getting the disease,” says Andrew Macpherson of the University Bern.—Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by University of Bern. —Journal Reference-J. G. M. Markle, D. N. Frank, S. Mortin-Toth, C. E. Robertson, L. M. Feazel, U. Rolle-Kampczyk, M. von Bergen, K. D. McCoy, A. J. Macpherson, J. S. Danska. Sex Differences in the Gut Microbiome Drive Hormone-Dependent Regulation of Autoimmunity. Science, 2013; DOI: 10.1126/science.1233521
    ‘Friendly’ Bacteria Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes, Researchers Find
    Researchers have found that non-obese diabetic mice deficient in innate immunity were protected from diabetes in normal conditions. However, if they were raised in a germ-free environment, lacking “friendly” gut bacteria, the mice developed severe diabetes. —Sep. 22, 2008 — In a dramatic illustration of the potential for microbes to prevent disease, researchers at Yale University and the University of Chicago showed that mice exposed to common stomach bacteria were protected against the development of Type I diabetes.—The findings, reported in the journal Nature, support the so-called “hygiene hypothesis” – the theory that a lack of exposure to parasites, bacteria and viruses in the developed world may lead to increased risk of diseases like allergies, asthma, and other disorders of the immune system.—-The results also suggest that exposure to some forms of bacteria might actually help prevent onset of Type I diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the patient’s immune system launches an attack on cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.—The root causes of autoimmune disease have been the subject of intensive investigation by scientists around the world.—In the past decade, it has become evident that the environment plays a role in the development of some overly robust immune system responses. For instance, people in less-developed parts of the world have a low rate of allergy, but when they move to developed countries the rate increases dramatically. Scientists have also noted the same phenomenon in their labs.—Non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice develop the disease at different rates after natural breeding, depending upon the environment where they are kept. Previous research has shown that NOD mice exposed to killed (i.e., non-active) strains of tuberculosis or other disease-causing bacteria are protected against the development of Type I diabetes. This suggests that the rapid “innate” immune response that normally protects us from infections can influence the onset of Type 1 diabetes.—In the Nature paper, teams led by Li Wen at Yale and Alexander V. Chervonsky at the University of Chicago showed that NOD mice deficient in innate immunity were protected from diabetes in normal conditions. However, if they were raised in a germ-free environment, lacking “friendly” gut bacteria, the mice developed severe diabetes. NOD mice exposed to harmless bacteria normally found in the human intestine were significantly less likely to develop diabetes, they reported.—“Understanding how gut bacteria work on the immune system to influence whether diabetes and other autoimmune diseases occurs is very important,” Li said. “This understanding may allow us to design ways to target the immune system through altering the balance of friendly gut bacteria and protect against diabetes.”-Changyun Hu from Yale also contributed to their research. Other institutions involved in the study were Washington University; The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Me.; Bristol University, United Kingdom; and the University of California-San Francisco.–Story Source-The above story is reprinted from materials provided by Yale University.
    Intestinal Infection Caused by Antibiotics
    Antibiotics are prescribed to treat intestinal infection, but what about an intestinal infection caused by antibiotics? This article provides information on how antibiotics can cause gastrointestinal disorders. Read on, to know why you should use antibiotics sparingly and how the disorders caused by antibiotics are cured….
    Bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi, molds and certain other parasites can affect the function of the intestine significantly. Poor personal hygiene and bad eating habits can result in intestinal infection. Intestines and the urinary tract are the most favorite sites of pathogens (harmful bacteria). Infection caused by these pathogens can be life-threatening in some cases. The severity of the infection may vary according to the type of the bacteria. Intestinal yeast infection is not detected until the yeast gets converted into fungi. If a person with poor dietary habits consumes a lot of antibiotics, a conducive and favorable environment for yeast to convert into fungi is created in his intestines. Thus, an overdose or wrong dose of antibiotics can eventually result in an intestinal disorder.
    Can Antibiotics Cause Intestinal Infection—-Pathogens or harmful bacteria are the microscopic organisms that attack and affect the function of the gastrointestinal tract in the body. Usually, they are the cause of various diseases and stomach and/or intestinal infections. Your immune system is naturally strong enough to fight pathogens, but antibiotics prescribed for dozens of common ailments act as powerful immunosuppressants.—There exist helpful and harmful types of bacteria. Helpful or friendly bacteria ensure that all your body systems function well. These bacteria are not intestinal parasites as they do not damage the digestive tract. They actually enhance your digestive health. Antibiotics are prescribed to kill harmful bacteria. While killing the harmful bacteria, they also kill the friendly Lactobacillus from your intestines. Destruction of friendly bacteria severely impairs digestion and assimilation of nutrients, at a time, when your body needs them most.Bacteria like Clostridium difficile can cause diarrhea, pain and other diseases when the friendly bacteria in the intestine have been destroyed by antibiotics. Deficiency of good bacteria leads to poor absorption of nutrients which eventually results in a weakened immune system. And, the environment becomes suitable for fast growth of harmful bacteria. Thus, overuse of antibiotics results in intestinal infection.
    Diarrhea leading to dehydration (excessive thirst, lightheadedness, dizziness)
    Bad breath
    Bloating, intestinal gases, dyspepsia
    Loss of appetite
    Abdominal pain, cramps
    Bloody stools
    A distinctive foul stool odor
    Fever, flu-like symptoms
    Malnutrition or vitamin deficiency
    Skin rashes
    Sleep disorder
    Impaired immune system
    Prolonged infection can lead to anemia
    If the balance of the bowel ecology is disrupted by antibiotics, serious health problems may develop on a long term basis. The intestinal flora plays an important role in maintaining your body’s chemical and hormonal balance. The friendly bacteria killed by antibiotics need to be replenished as soon as possible, in order to maintain good health. Levels of friendly bacteria can be raised by incorporating appropriate supplements and foods in regular diet. Negligence might create good breeding ground for future illnesses. Many important vitamins in the digestive tract are synthesized by the friendly bacteria. Dietary[U4] supplements may help replenish these vitamins.—-Only Lactobacillus can keep candidiasis and other harmful yeast infections under control. [U5] Friendly bacteria help maintain the pH balance in the body. A healthy diet helps restore the pH balance of your body. Friendly bacteria flourish in a balanced pH environment. Thus, a diet that includes lots of fruits, vegetables products that are rich in vitamins and minerals is essential to fight intestinal infection caused by antibiotics. As well as fermented foods such as yogurt-Kefir-fermented veges and fruits[U6] — A low sugar, low calorie, high fiber diet can improve the digestive health significantly.—[U7] A low-carb diet is useful in controlling the production of harmful bacteria in the gut. Certain[U8] herbal oils like peppermint oil can help eradicate harmful bacteria in the small intestine. Intake of additional digestive enzymes and probiotics can also curb the growth of destructive bacteria. Unsweetened yogurt which is packed with beneficial bacteria can effectively control the overgrowth of harmful bacteria. One capsule of peppermint oil after meals promotes fast recovery from intestinal infection. However, excessive use of peppermint oil can result in certain side-effects, such as, heartburn, burning of rectum, and minty belching. Adding garlic to the diet can improve digestion. Other herbal remedies like the extract of grapefruit seeds, oregano oil, olive leaf extract and turmeric root extract can help improve the digestive health of the person. Thus, intestinal infection caused by bacteria can be effectively treated with the help of certain herbal remedies. But the person should limit the intake of sugary food, high fat food and starchy substances. Then only, he/she will be able to get rid of the symptoms of intestinal infection[U9] .—–The intestinal flora helps absorb nutrients from the food. It plays an important role in maintaining high energy levels. It enhances the immune function and helps destroy cancer causing compounds in the colon. It, thus, determines your physical and mental health and well-being. It influences your metabolism, and indirectly determines your life span. Antibiotics can, in some cases, spare life but they should be used sparingly, and strictly under the guidance of your physician. If you stop taking them before getting rid of the infection (after noticing some improvement in the condition), it can lead to formation of a new strain of bacteria that would be resistant to the prescribed antibiotics. Then, you may have to take more and stronger antibiotics to fight the new strain of bacteria. To break this vicious cycle, you should follow the instructions of your physician regarding the dosage and the duration for which you are expected to take the antibiotics.
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    Intestinal Yeast Infection Symptoms
    An overgrowth of yeast in the intestine can produce several painful symptoms. To know more about the symptoms, causes and treatment of this condition, read this article.
    Leukemia (CLL) Research If you’re diagnosed with CLL, you may qualify for this research study—Intestinal yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a type of yeast. Yeast is a type of fungus that can be found in the gastrointestinal tract. Under normal situation, Candida albicans do not cause any health problem. This is because, their population is kept under control by the beneficial bacteria of the intestine and a healthy immune system. But factors that can weaken the immune system or destroy the beneficial bacteria in the intestine can contribute towards the rapid proliferation of yeast or Candida albicans.
    Causes of Intestinal Yeast Infection—As has been mentioned already, yeast infection or candidiasis is caused by the overgrowth of Candida albicans, which in turn can be caused by the reduction in the number of friendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. This can be caused by the prolonged use of medications like antibiotics. A weakened immune system due to the use of certain medications or a disorder is another important cause of yeast infection. Conditions like Viruses can weaken the immune system and increase the risk of its development. Apart from these, cancer treatment like chemotherapy, use of steroids, a poor diet, and illnesses like diabetes can also put an individual at an increased risk for getting this infection.
    Intestinal Yeast Infection Signs —An over growth of yeast in the intestine can eventually affect several parts of the body. As a result, there can be a large number of symptoms of this condition, out of which some of the most common symptoms are:
    Gas and bloating
    Constipation and flatulence
    Stomach or intestinal cramps
    Food sensitivity
    Chronic fatigue
    Recurrent vaginal infections
    Frequent urinary infections
    Muscle and joint pain
    Athlete’s foot and jock itch
    Rectal itching
    Mood swings
    Problems in concentration and poor memory
    Frequent acne breakouts
    Severe premenstrual syndrome
    Oral thrush
    Prostate problems
    It should be kept in mind that many of the above mentioned symptoms can also be produced by conditions other than yeast infection.—
    Treatment for Intestinal Yeast Infection—It can be treated with the help of medications and dietary changes. Dietary modification is basically about following a yeast infection diet that excludes the foods on which yeast thrives. Some common examples of foods that can aggravate the symptoms are, sweets, sugar, fruit and fruit juices, bread, baked goods (like cakes, pastries and cookies), processed foods, refined carbohydrates, sauces and condiments, mushrooms, alcohol, vinegars, pickles, smoked and dried meat, processed cheese, tea, coffee, malt and food containing malt, peanuts and peanut products, honey, maple syrup, and simple carbohydrates, such as corn syrup, white flour, and white rice.—-On the other hand, a diet for this condition should include fresh vegetables (raw or steamed), complex carbohydrates,fermented veges and fruits as well – fresh proteins in the form of fresh chicken, beef, pork, eggs and fish, unprocessed nuts, unrefined olive, sesame and almond and mct oil and lemon juice. Plain unsweetened yogurt & Kefir is another food(s) that can be included in the diet. In fact, it is considered as an effective home remedy. Certain other home remedies are raw garlic, onion, and colloidal silver.—Even dietary supplements like probiotics and digestive enzymes can help to alleviate the painful symptoms. But, if all these measures fail to relieve the symptoms, then it is better to get the condition properly evaluated with the help of your physician. For severe infection of the intestine, medications can be prescribed by your physician along with supplements and dietary changes. Usually, antifungal medications are used for treating candidiasis.
    Intestinal Bacterial Infection
    The article presents details on various conditions associated with intestinal bacterial infection. The symptoms and treatment measures for these infections given below should provide in-depth information of these infections.–The intestinal infection of bacteria is responsible for the development of a medical condition called gastroenteritis. The different bacteria that are known to cause gastroenteritis include Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Shigella, Clostridium, Campylobacter jejuni, Yersinia, Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae. Infection of bacteria most likely takes place through consumption of dairy products, seafood, meat and bakery products[U10] . Pseudomembranous colitis is the causal organism of diarrhea. The main causes of intestinal bacterial infection are poor sanitation, usage of human waste for fertilizers and contaminated drinking water; swimming in contaminated water is also one of the modes of getting infected; the infection resulting from food poisoning is common in USA. These infections could also originate in animals and insects and then affect human beings. The bacteria tend to release harmful toxins in the food which in turn cause food poisoning.—The common symptoms of intestinal infections resulting from bacteria are abdominal pain, loss of appetite, cramps, loose motions, weight loss, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, etc. Some of the other symptoms of infection of this kind are dry skin, reduction in urine output, muscle cramps, fever, rise in thirst, etc. One of the major symptoms of bacterial infections is dehydration. This condition is reached in extreme cases when the patient suffers from severe diarrhea. The problem of vomiting can make the condition worse and calls for immediate treatment with fluids and antibiotics. The other symptoms associated with dehydration in extreme cases include fever that is higher than 101 °F, hallucinations, delusions, delirium, etc.
    Forms of Intestinal Bacterial Infection—The different types of infections caused by bacteria, their symptoms and ways to deal with them are presented through following paragraphs. Gastroenteritis is one of the important medical conditions caused by the bacteria which affects the health of intestines. Let us find more on these problems.
    Bacterial Enterocolitis: Inflammation of colon and small intestine is the primary symptom of bacterial enterocolitis. Other signs observed in this medical condition are pus/blood in stool and fever. Infection of the bacteria viz., Shigella and Campylobacter jejuni is acquired through contaminated water and food. Dairy products, poultry and vegetables are the foods which bring with them the infectious bacteria. The bacterial infection of Clostridium difficile is nosocomial in nature, which means it is acquired in the hospital. The hemorrhagic enterocolitis caused by Escherichia coli is a medical condition of enterocolitis associated with the symptom of bleeding.—Traveler’s diarrhea: An enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli bacteria is responsible for causing ‘Traveler’s diarrhea’. This bacterial strain produces toxins that induce diarrhea. A sudden onset of symptoms like abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, etc. is observed in those who get infected. Symptoms of diarrhea are generally exhibited in a week’s time; however, it may also take longer. This condition develops in approximately 10 million people (travelers) every year.
    How to Treat Bacterial Infection
    The remedies given below are effective in dealing with the problem of bacterial infection. Pharmacological therapy for gastroenteritis is generally not needed.
    The antibiotics that are generally used in the treatment this infection include Ciprofloxacin, Ceftriaxone and Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. Intake of antibiotic medications coupled with sufficient rest allows fast recovery from these infections.
    It is necessary to avoid the intake of solid diets, at least in first few days of treatment. Thus, diet for patients of gastroenteritis should mostly include liquids.
    To compensate the body fluids lost due to bacterial infection (diarrhea), one should increase the intake of liquids. It is however, necessary to avoid consuming the caffeinated beverages and milk.
    One should make use of only those medications prescribed by the doctor.
    Electrolyte drinks should be given to children to make up for the loss of fluids. Oral rehydration therapy (ORT) is used for children to recover from dehydration.
    The use of rice or wheat-based Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) are found to be far more effective than other sugar-based liquids.
    If the level of consciousness of patients decreases, the need to give them intravenous fluids may arise.
    It is necessary to avoid the intake of foods that contain a high amount of sugar. Such foods are responsible for increasing the osmotic load. If the osmotic load increases, diarrhea becomes aggravated.
    The intestinal bacterial infection can be effectively dealt with by making appropriate dietary changes. Medications should be used only under the guidance of an expert. If proper care is not taken, the infection complicates into problems like postinfectious arthritis in which the patient suffers from joint pain. Further spreading of infection is another danger that one needs to be aware of. Taking the necessary precautions like maintaining proper hygiene, using pure water for drinking, etc. should prevent the occurrence of intestinal infection in future.
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    [U2]So the logical approach is to repair the pancreas ad not give insulin as is done
    [U3]Look at this concept here Long life treatment?? Should it not say cure and not treating—depending on a medical field —no response in reparing the pancreas whatso ever
    [U4]Your Vitamin B’s and Minerals are some of the managing properties the healthy bacteria do and based on your diet you develop more bacterial toward the way you eat and the foods as well
    [U5]Unless the bacterial culture has been overloaded or the candida has been mutated to withstand the intestinal bacteria
    [U6]In today s times due to the estrogenic effect and the mycotoxins grains should be avoided at al cost due to the damage they cause from the genetic manipulation
    [U7]High fibre from fruits and veges
    [U8]A low carb diet keeps the controls the harmful growth of bacteria
    [U9]A change and elimination will restore a healthy colon but may in fact assist in the reduction of body mass
    [U10]Bakery products today are GE or GMO and will not be designed for digesting but rather altering the intestinal bacteria that maintains the health of the colon