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Evidence Indicates Probiotics May Help Manage SIBO    
Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a disorder characterized by an excessive concentration of bacteria in the small intestine (exceeding 105 organisms/mL). Patients with SIBO commonly report abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, and diarrhea, and may experience malabsorption and weight loss in more severe cases. The standard regimen to manage SIBO has been antibiotic therapy, but this may disrupt the normal balance of the gut microbiota...

Link Between Body Fat & Migraines?
Past research has indicated that there is an association
between higher BMI and migraines, and while exact mechanisms are not known, it has been postulated that potential mechanisms may include adipose tissue secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, increased adipocytokines, and increased circulating sex hormones. Data have also shown patients with migraines also have changes in several signaling molecules...

Join Metagenics Institute at the  Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Annual Conference 2017

Mark Lyte, PhD, MS, MT (ASCP) 
Special sponsored lunch with Mark Lyte, PhD, MS, MT (ASCP) 
"The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Shared Neurochemistry and Its Potential Role in Infection and Behavior"
Friday June 2, 2017
12:30 pm -1:30 pm 
JW Marriott Los Angeles, L.A. Live
 Los Angeles, CA

Mark Lyte, PhD , is Professor of Microbiology and Preventive Medicine at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. Results from Dr. Lyte's laboratories have demonstrated the ability of microorganisms to produce, and respond to, neurochemicals capable of influencing host health, behavior and disease pathogenesis

Evolution of Probiotic Use in Patient Care: 
Robert Martindale, MD, PhD  
In this video Dr Robert Martindale answers the question, "How Has the Role of Probiotic Use Evolved for Patient Care and Management?" Dr Martindale has seen the perception of probiotics move from hype into the role of hardcore science over the decades. Since there was not much data on probiotics in the early days

Healthy Aging: Effects of the Mediterranean Diet on Cognitive Health  elder-couple-stream.jpg

A recent cohort study examined the association between Mediterranean Diet (MeDi) adherence and structural MRI-assessed brain volume and cortical thickness among elderly participants (2,776 participants, >=65 years old) with multi-ethnic background...

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