Probiotics and Immune

Could Probiotics Restore Microbiome Imbalance Linked to Auto-Immune Disorder?

A new study finds that probiotics may aid in restoring imbalances in gut bacterial in patients with the auto-immune disorder systemic sclerosis.  Systemic sclerosis affects connective tissue in the body.  It is not a common condition, but results in the skin thickening and becoming hard.  Occasionally this condition creates problems with blood vessels and internal…

liver cancer

CoQ10 Supplementation Shows Benefits for Liver Cancer Patients Post Surgery

A new study shows daily supplementation with 300 mg of CoQ10 significantly increases antioxidant capacity and reduces inflammation levels and oxidative stress levels after surgery for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. 41 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) participated in this single-blinded, randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled study.  A random numbers…

Landlubbers with Scurvy?

Scurvy, a disease caused by a severe deficiency in Vitamin C, plagued pirates back in the 1600s.  This mid-evil disease is making a comeback in these modern times and is hitting some populations like the poor, the homeless, college students and people who have no access to fresh and nutritious foods. A recent report in…