Each day you probably see a TV commercials that tout the benefits of adding probiotics or a friendly bacteria to your daily regime. The benefits of probitics range from improving the immune health by crowding out the bad bacteria as well benefiting  your digestive health.  Even one study from Standford showed that probiotics were even  helpful with weight loss for people...

Everyone who has had a sore throat, rash, hives, or a sprained ankle knows about inflammation. These are normal and appropriate responses of the immune system — your body’s defense  — to infection and trauma. This kind of inflammation is good. We need it to survive — to help us determine friend from foe.The trouble occurs when that defense system...

December 31, 2009 AP OSLO, Norway – Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratched. A light layer of dust coats the blood pressure monitors. A faint stench of urine and bleach wafts from a pile of soiled bedsheets dropped in a corner. Look closer, however, at a microscopic level, and this place is pristine. There is no...

Autumn is here and most children have been back to school for the better part of a month now—signaling the unofficial start of a new season, in more ways than one. I am not talking about just colder weather but also the resurgence of colds and the flu, too Children contract an average of three to eight colds per year—and they’re two to three times more likely to...

Friendly bacteria or probiotics have gotten a lot of press lately. Activia commercials with well know star Jamie Lee Curtis have touted the importance of gastrointestinal function with “friendly bacteria.” Probiotics l documented in improving gastrointestinal functions however a new study from the University of Milan showed that probiotics also play a key role...