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Estrogen receptor mediates anti-inflammatory action in Crohn’s disease

Accumulating evidence highlights the meaningful impact of estrogen receptors in physiology and pathophysiology of the colon.

Crohn’s disease (CD) is one of the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) types characterized by chronic intestine inflammation. Although intestinal microbiota has been identified as the main factor responsible for immune response alternation in the past decade, other factors involved in CD pathogenesis, such as genetic and environmental, have been described. Etiology of CD is still […]

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Why you should include natural sources of fibre in your diet

Posted: May 14 2019

Interest in low-carb diets such as the ketogenic diet or Atkins has grown in recent years. However, like bad fats” and “good fats”, carbohydrates can also be segregated into “bad carbs” and “good carbs” depending on their sugar levels and fiber content. One study found a 15-30 percent reduction in deaths from heart disease, stroke, […]

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Is Buttermilk Good for You? Benefits, Risks, and Substitutes

Posted: May 14 2019

The name buttermilk is somewhat misleading, as it doesn’t really contain butter. Traditional buttermilk is the liquid leftover after whole milk has been churned into butter. This type of buttermilk is rarely found in Western countries today but remains common in parts of Nepal, Pakistan, and India. Buttermilk today consists mostly of water, the milk sugar […]

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Dancer reveals battle with Crohn’s disease

Posted: May 14 2019

Amy Dowden shot to fame when she joined the Strictly Come Dancing professional line-up two years ago. She doesn’t ‘want any sympathy’, emphasising that her condition doesn’t ‘define’ her. Opening up on why she chose to keep her condition from the Strictly crew, she said: ‘When I got my job on Strictly Come Dancing, I didn’t want to […]

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Perseverance toward life goals can fend off depression and anxiety

People who don't give up on their goals and who have a positive outlook appear to have less anxiety and depression

“Perseverance cultivates a sense of purposefulness that can create resilience against or decrease current levels of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder,” said Nur Hani Zainal, MS, from The Pennsylvania State University and lead author of the study. “Looking on the bright side of unfortunate events has the same effect because people […]

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News

Impressive Health Benefits of Hawthorn Berry

Posted: May 5 2019

Hawthorn berries are tiny fruits that grow on trees and shrubs belonging to the Crataegusgenus. The genus includes hundreds of species, which are commonly found in Europe, North America, and Asia. Their berries are packed with nutrition and have a tart, tangy taste and mild sweetness, ranging in colour from yellow to deep red or black […]

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Study finds millennials have unprecedented rates of diabetes, depression, and digestive disorders

Posted: May 5 2019

Millennials, as a generation, are in overall poorer health than their predecessors, Gen X-ers, with higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, substance misuse, type 2 diabetes and Crohn’s disease, among other chronic conditions. The report authors warn that the healthcare community needs to be aware that millennials are facing growing and perhaps unprecedented health concerns that could […]

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Innovative ‘gut-on-a-chip’ technology will help better understand Crohn’s disease

Posted: May 5 2019

To model human health and disease, organ-on-a-chip technology mimics the human body’s organ structure, functionality and physiology in a controlled environment. For 10 years, Hyun Jung Kim, a biomedical engineering assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and assistant professor in the Department of Oncology in UT’s […]

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Surprising Benefits of Lucuma Powder

Posted: April 28 2019

Lucuma is the fruit of the Pouteria lucuma tree native to South America. It has a hard, green outer shell and soft, yellow flesh with a dry texture and sweet flavor that’s often likened to a mix of sweet potato and butterscotch (1). It’s most commonly found in powder supplement form and touted for its many potential […]

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Personal Story

Martial arts fighter battles back to fitness after 38 bowel surgeries

Posted: April 28 2019

Kharina Kharran, from Brighton in East Sussex, trains in martial arts six times per week and has even entered cage fighting competitions. But the 41-year-old has a colostomy bag permanently attached to her stomach. Kharina became fascinated with martial arts at the age of nine after being inspired by Bruce Lee movies, but has struggled […]

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