Posts By: Francine Sing

C. difficile Defense

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The concern for dangerous C. difficile infection in health care facilities has prompted a new option to fecal transplants. This New York Times article reviews the efficacy of using fecal bacterial transplants in capsule form.

Vanderbilt Researchers Evaluate “Leaky Gut” Conditions’ Link to IBD

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Traditionally, modern medicine has been reluctant to use alternative medicine’s term “leaky gut” and comment on the related concepts such as its correlation to Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). However, new studies from Vanderbilt examine the possibility that increased permeability of the mucosal membrane is a contributing factor to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Vanderbilt studies: IBD… Read more »

Autism and The Importance of the Gut

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There are important facts coming to light via global publications connecting autism and the gastrointestinal tract. Here is a recently published article in The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/in-autism-the-importance-of-the-gut/276648/