Archive for Gut

Big Bellies: the Causes of and Treatments for Bloating

"Abdominal bloating is a frequent and bothersome but poorly understood clinical problem" It's not a subject for dinner table conversation but about 15-30 percent of the population experiences it,  it can be very painful, and it's just beginning to get the respect it deserves in the research arena. Read more [...]

Change Agents: Ken Lassesen on Prescription and Herbal Antibiotics to Alter the Gut Flora in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Part III: Changing the Gut Microflora in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My favorite conference paper is Faecal Microbial Growth Inhibition in Chronic Fatigue/Pain Patients because it identifies both undergrowth and overgrowth in a set of chronic fatigue syndrome patients.  I made a major assumption Read more [...]

Ken Lassesen on Changing the Gut Ecosystem With Probiotics

Changing the Gut Flora II (Recovered ME/CFS patient Ken Lassesen relates his understanding of probiotics and gut bacteria. He is not a doctor. Please consult with your doctor before making any changes in your diet or supplement regimen.) Changing your gut flora is actually not easy.  Think of Read more [...]

Changing Your Gut Flora Pt I: Food to Feed the Good Bacteria in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

(Ken's gut series explaining how he recovered from ME/CFS  continues with a focus on food and the gut.  A reminder - Ken is a layman, not a doctor; check with your doctor before altering your diet or your treatment regime.) This is the first in a series of posts of ways to address the stable Read more [...]

Probiotic Therapy Knocks Down Inflammation in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 modulates host inflammatory processes beyond the gut. Groger, D., Mahony, L, Murphy, E. et. al. Gut Microbes 4, 4, 1-15 Gut bacteria are a hot topic in medical circles right now, but few studies have assessed their impact on chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).  This Read more [...]

A Person with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Recovers and….a Gut Series Begins

(Ken Lassesen's focus on the gut enabled him to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome. Over the next couple of months he'll be exploring his understanding of the role the gut played for him on Health Rising.  Check out his website CFSRemission here. Please welcome Ken Lassesen to Health Rising. ) In Read more [...]