Maybe a lil dirt doesn't hurt after all!

Maybe a lil dirt doesn't hurt after all!


Or maybe there is ALWAYS a whole lot more to learn about our bodies, health, and disease! In preparation for an upcoming podcast on probiotics and the healthy gut microbiome, I am reviewing quite a few scholarly articles from the huge influx of recent research results about how the health of the bacteria in and on our bodies turns out to be the key to disease prevention. You read that aright! the KEY ...And I do mean that healthy micro-organisms (like micro-organisms found in the dirt o.O) have a very important role in our physical balance. 

Thinking of so many people that ask me about their particular condition .... how folks ask, too, how nutrition could assist them in improving the progression of their disease; .... I have found some articles to share with you that are not so full of scientific jargon. These articles are from the various Foundations, healthcare groups, or science sections of reputable news rooms that support folks with diseases, so that you are reading expert agreed-upon information in these. This is a short post add-on to supplement this month's articles and writing. I will see if I can add my podcast link too when it is completed!

Remember these are layman articles to make for easier reading for you. I am also including actual research links at the end of this brief post...


Arthritis, yes, wonderfully, probiotics has a huge benefit! Read the Arthritis Foundation review...

Crohn's and Colitis, too...

Even depression and anxiety can benefit from a healthy microbiome... There are many articles and new research on this subject! Here is an easy read from the Huffington Post Science section...

Immunity is the main BIG news from microbiome research. This article is from the NIH website and includes a lecture by the respected Patricia Hibberd MD PhD. Please be aware this one is much like going back to university!

Obesity is the new area invaded by probiotic results! What?! on

Psoriasis your issue? Look at this recent top story from the National Psoriasis Foundation:

And loads more reliable sources are talking about how the health of your microbiome, especially your gut microbiome, is intricately connected to your overall health and well-being.


Akkasheh, G; Kashani-Poor, Z; Tajadadi-Ebrahimi, M; Jafari, P; Akbari, H;Taghizadeh, M; Memarzadeh, MR; Asemi, Z; and Esmaillzadeh, A (2015). Clinical and metabolic response to probiotic administration in patients with major depressive disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in Nutrition.

Castellazzi, AM; Valsecchi, C; Caimmi, S; Licari, A; Marseglia, A; Leoni, MC; Caimmi, D; Miraglia del Guidice, MM; Leonardi, S; La Rosa, M; and Marseglia, GL. (2014).  Probiotics and food allergy in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics 39(47).

Floch, MH; Walker, WA; Sanders, ME; Nieuwdorp, M; Kim, AS; Brenner, DA; Qamar, AA; Miloh, TA; Guarino, A; Guslandi, M; Dieleman, LA; Ringel, Y; Quigley, E; and Lawrence J (2015). Recommendations for Probiotic Use—2015 Update: Proceedings and Consensus Opinion in Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 49; S69-S73.

Frei, R; Akdis, M; and O’Mahony, L. (2015). Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, and the immune system: experimental data and clinical evidence in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, 31(2); 153-158.

Gill, T; Asquith, M; Rosenbaum, J; and Colbert, RA (2015). The intestinal microbiome in spondyloarthritis in Current Opinion in Rheumatology 27(4); 319-325.

Gomes, AC;  Bueno,AA; Machado de Souza, RG; and Mota, JF (2014). Gut microbiota, probiotics and diabetes in Nutrition Journal 13(60); 1475-2891.

Luna, RA and Foster, JA (2015). Gut brain axis: diet microbiota interactions and implications for modulation of anxiety and depression; in Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 32; 35-41.

Park, S and Bae JH (2015). Probiotics for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis in Nutrition Research 35(7); 566-75.

Zhang, H; Wang, H; Shepherd, M; Wen, K; Li, G; Yang, X; Kocher, J; Giri-Rachman, E. Dickerman, A; Settlage, R; and Yuan, L. (2014). Probiotics and virulent human rotavirus modulate the transplanted human gut microbiota in gnotobiotic pigs. Article in the Gut Pathogens section of the BioMed Central site. Retrieved from:*~hmac=8d951c6f738c58994e40b29287b7d26cb2232845ac8375da49d7f12df9f6f546

Posted on November 30, 2015 .