Melatonin And Gut Health

Welcome to my blog “Melatonin And Gut Health”. You might also like to read: What Is Melatonin And Why Is It Important? Intro Since the gut contains at least 400 times more melatonin than the pineal gland, a review of the functional importance of melatonin in the gut seems useful, especially in the context of

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High Methane In Breath Test At Baseline May Indicate Vitamin B12 Shortage

  Conclusions: HM baseline emission in breath mirrors a complex situation of the human physiology, including vitamin B12 shortage and increased formate levels in the GIT. Higher formate levels were earlier, and independently from methane breath analyses, correlated with positive foetal development, T cell activation, a lean phenotype, and cardiovascular function. Thus, the correlation of

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Methane: The misunderstood gas?

What About High Baseline Methane Levels In a Breath Test? It is thought this might be caused by imbalances in the oral microbiome, stomach microbiome or be indicative of severe constipation. How Do You Treat High Methane SIBO? So the question becomes does this change how we support a client when they have a positive

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Fasting And The Microbiome

Meal frequency, and fasting are easy ways to support gut health and our microbiome. Let's explore some of the research in this topic. Meal Frequency & Fasting A regular meal pattern including breakfast consumption, consuming a higher proportion of energy early in the day, reduced meal frequency (i.e., 2–3 meals/day), and regular fasting periods may [...] Continue reading »

COVID-19 Summary

Introduction The epidemic broke out first in Wuhan, China, possibly related to a seafood market. Several studies suggested that bat may be the potential reservoir of SARS-CoV-2. What Are The Symptoms? The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 patients include fever, cough, fatigue and a small population of patients appeared gastrointestinal infection symptoms. The elderly and people

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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addressed the healthcare of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening

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FODMAPs & IBS

What are FODMAPs? The acronym FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These short-chain carbohydrates are incompletely absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and can be easily fermented by gut bacteria1.These sugars also exert an osmotic effect, increasing fluid movement into the large bowel2 The fermentation and osmosis caused by these undigested sugars are

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