Review 4/12/17

  1. Those who have access to nature are less likely to suffer from depression and obesity. Pregnant women who had access to green spaces were also found to have healthier pregnancies and babies. Live dirty! Friends of The Earth Europe


  1. Exposure to Reovirus, a usually harmless virus, may trigger celiac disease in those who are genetically susceptible. Live Science


  1. Have acne? New treatments are on the rise, including a vaccine and probiotic designed specifically to prevent and fight acne! UC San Diego


  1. Check out Environmental Working Group’s guide to food additives. At Gutbliss we recommend avoiding all processed foods, but these twelve additives are especially important to avoid. EWG


  1. Soil as medicine! While food is the basis of good health, the soil in which the food grows is just as, if not more, important. Smithsonian Magazine


  1. Antibiotic use increases the risk of colon cancer. A recent study found that in young and middle aged adults, prolonged antibiotic use increases the chances of forming precancerous growths in the colon later in life. Gut


  1. Women have more digestive issues. It’s a fact. But why? It could be because women are more stressed, go to the doctor more often than men, or have hormones that affect gut bacteria…OR based on Dr. Chutkan’s book Gutbliss, it could be because of anatomical differences including the fact that women have a more voluptuous colon. Well + Good


  1. Are you taking a PPI and wondering if it’s necessary? A recent study found that PPI use does not reduce the risk of esophageal cancer. Diet and exercise can play an important role in treatment options and can, in many cases, replace these harmful medications. PLOS ONE


  1. Infectious bacteria go undercover when attached to our intestinal cells, remodeling disease and metabolic genes to manipulate cells and colonize the gut. Hebrew University of Jerusalem


  1. Exercise proves to be a successful treatment option for fatty liver disease. Helio


By: Leslie Ann Berg, MSPH