Gastrointestinal Health

Using Friendly Flora

A large body of research over the past ninety years has demonstrated the preventive value of eating foods fermented with Lactobacilli or their cousins, Bifidobacteria. In "Using Friendly Flora" Leo Galland, M.D. explains how eating these friendly...

Friendly Bacteria

A large body of research over the past ninety years has demonstrated the preventive value of eating foods fermented with Lactobacilli or their cousins, Bifidobacteria. Eating these friendly bacteria prevents intestinal infection due to viruses or...

Foods that Heal

In this column Dr. Galland discusses detoxifying foods which protect against the effects of environmental pollution, free-radical induced cell damage and cancer through dietary anti-oxidants. Foods that are richest in these anti-oxidants are red...

As Young As You Feel

Recent studies have highlighted the health value of strength training for aging adults that includes improving glucose metabolism, increasing bone mineral density, speeding up gastrointestinal transit, and reducing arthritic pain, according to...

Understanding Dietary Fibre

Fibre is the term that describes remnants of plant cells that are resistant to human digestion. The usual sources are vegetables, cereals, bread, nuts, seeds and fruits. Although medical researchers have been recommending high fibre diets for about...

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