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What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? The Truth On This Condition And How To Fix It

What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? The Truth On This Condition And How To Fix It The support for leaky gut syndrome is picking up. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., leaky gut is when the intestinal lining is damaged, which makes it harder to filter nutrients and protect your insides. This leads to bacteria and toxins, waste and undigested proteins and fats to essentially leak out into the bloodstream, he writes on his website. The thought is that this causes a reaction, which could lead to autoimmune diseases, abdominal bloating, gas, cramps, and a slew of other health problems. While Weil is open to the idea of leaky gut, many doctors are not. ReadWhy You Shouldn't Go Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease Dr. Robynne K. Chutkan, M.D., writes that leaky gut is in fact a clinical diagnosis, but there isn’t a test that proves you have it with 100 percent certainty. However, she recommends the Intestinal Permeability Test, which shows if there is an association by measuring i…

After Smelling Your Breath, New Device Can Diagnose 17 Diseases Including Cancers, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney Disease

After Smelling Your Breath, New Device Can Diagnose 17 Diseases Including Cancers, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney Disease Imagine finding out what’s making you feel sick just by breathing. That idea is the goal of a new technology that researchers are saying can detect 17 different diseases just by “smelling” a patient’s breath. The Na-Nose device has been compared to a breathalyzer, and according to a study published in the journalACS Nano, it can determine whether someone has certain diseases with 86 percent accuracy. Those medical conditions include are as varied as certain cancers, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and kidney disease, among others. Read: Lasers and Ocean Bacteria Kill Cancer The device is able to distinguish between the diseases because it picks up on something called volatile organic compounds that the diseases cause to be emitted in a person’s breath. According to the researchers, the 17 conditions all resulted in 13 specific compounds being released, but…

Study: Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules

Study: Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules
By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Paramedics have a "remarkably low" rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics' compliance with basic hygiene was high: short, clean nails (83 percent); hair short or tied back (99 percent); no jewelry worn (62 percent). But many ignored World Health Organization guidelines in five situations when cleansing with soap and water or an antiseptic rub is needed. Too many relied instead on gloves, suggesting they care more about protecting themselves than patients, the study authors said. "[Hand hygiene] is about preventing the spread of microbes and thus protecting the patient. Whereas the use of gloves primarily is about pro…

Knee Arthritis Rates Have Doubled, But Scientists Can’t Figure Out Why

Knee Arthritis Rates Have Doubled, But Scientists Can’t Figure Out Why Individuals born after World War II are twice as likely to develop knee arthritis, also known as knee osteoarthritis, than those born in generations before them, a new Harvard study suggests. However, the reason for more arthritis cases is not clear, and researchers are racing to find the cause in order to prevent the problem from spreading. Logical culprits, such as rising obesity rates and longer lifespans, do not appear to be behind the arthritis increase. Instead, something else, likely related to our modern environments, is behind Americans’ failing knee health, and researchers are reviewing human fossil records to figure out what it is. Ancient Disease For the study, researchers looked at more than 2,000 ancient human skeletons dating as far back as 6,000 years ago. This data was then combined with information on human knee health from early industrial times (such as the 1800s) and from post-modern era peopl…

5 Potential Health Benefits Of Blue Green Algae, The Newest Food Craze

5 Potential Health Benefits Of Blue Green Algae, The Newest Food Craze The latest Instagram food trend isn’t an outrageous cake-topped milkshake or a rainbow-colored bagel. Instead, social media is going crazy over blue green algae toast, or Mermaid Toast, as creator Adeline Waugh of IG account Vibrantandpure calls it. ReadEssential Oils That Kill Bacteria: How To Use Lavender, Cinnamon, Tea Tree And More According to Waugh’s post, blue green algae powder was mixed with almond milk cream cheese for the ocean-inspired creation. Mermaid Toast is undoubtedly eye catching, but what exactly is green algae and why would you want to eat it? First, it’s not really algae, but a type of plant-like bacteria that grows in fresh and salt water. Blue green algae is sort of a general term for the group of organisms that includes several varieties including Spirulina (which you’ve probably heard of). According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, blue green algae has been used as food or medic…

Run For Your Life: 6 Health Benefits Of Running Just 5 Minutes Every Day

Run For Your Life: 6 Health Benefits Of Running Just 5 Minutes Every Day Non-runners view running as a painful, tedious, and exhausting form of exercise that should be avoided unless you’re trying to get in shape and lose weight. The post-workout panting and muscle soreness may do more for your health, though, than just shed the pounds and tone you up. Running just five minutes a day can actually reduce your all-cause risk of mortality and let you breathe in three more years of life. Currently, only five percent of American adults do some sort of physical activity on any given day, according to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. These vigorous physical activities include using cardiovascular exercise equipment and running. The average healthy adult should actually be doing at least two hours and 30 minutes each week or aerobic physical activity at a moderate level, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or one hour and 15 minutes each week of aerobic physical …
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