Archive for probiotics

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 [...]

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 [...]

“My Knees Don’t Hurt Anymore, Mommy”, Inflammation, Diet and Health – An Autoimmune Odyssey

A three year old is so excited about his first soccer lesson that he sleeps in his new uniform the night before, but when he gets on the field he is slow, seems lost and walks off the field after 15 minutes saying he's too tired.  At his next and last soccer practice he bursts into tears the minute 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 [...]

Fertile Flora: the Gut Microbiome and the Infection Connection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

(Ken Lassesen has recovered three times from chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS).  In his gut series on ME/CFS/FM he provides his personal prescription for better health through gut flora manipulation. Please note that Ken is a patient, not a doctor; these blogs are for informational purposes only. 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 [...]

The Gut-Wrenching Effects of Exercise: Could Exercise Be Wiping Out the Gut in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Tomorrow in a webinar the  CFIDS Association of America will provide the results of Shukla's study looking at the effects of exercise on gut flora and gut permeability in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). We know the gut is affected in ME/CFS; we just don't know how much and what role it Read more [...]