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Archive for October 2016

Probiotics in Favor of Life

Probiotics in Favor of Life

We all use the term “probiotic” so often, but may not think of what it means. The Russian Nobel Laureate Elie Metchnikoff, best known for his pioneering research in immunology more than a century ago, coined the term to signify “in favour of life.” As hypothesized by him and further evaluated through research, it is important to implant beneficial bacteria in the gut in order to counter the harmful or toxin-producing putrefactive bacteria that grow in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This could also have probable effects of a healthier childhood and healthy old age due to reduction of toxins in the blood brought about by probiotics’ vital role in eliminating toxin producing bacteria.

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Acupuncture Soothes Knee Osteoarthritis With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Acupuncture Soothes Knee Osteoarthritis With Anti-Inflammatory Effects

 

Researchers conclude that acupuncture reduces pain and stiffness while restoring physical functioning for patients with knee osteoarthritis. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, the researchers made an important finding. Acupuncture successfully downregulated osteoarthritis related proinflammatory plasma levels of TNFα, IL-6, and apelin.

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