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Gloomy end of life rather than happy?

Well Being, Women's Health| Views: 1789

“Depression is the leading cause of years lost due to disability.”   World Health Organization, Geneva 2008 Depression in the elderly It is difficult to obtain statistics on geriatric depression, as depression is underreported in seniors’ surveys, which makes it impossible to reveal the true extent of the problem. Old age is a period of loss and frailty (in terms of autonomy, cognition, motor functions, among others). It may well be that you know a relative,...

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Intestine patients: change your faith!

Gut Health| Views: 1746

Inflammatory bowel diseases, an umbrella term that includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, are chronic disorders with severe relapses followed by periods of remission1. Unfortunately, their incidence has been on the rise for the last thirty years, the subject has been put forward and medical expertise is dedicated to finding solutions2. Although the origins of inflammatory bowel diseases remain unknown, their inflammation is attributed to an exaggerated immune response in people with impaired intestinal microbiota (known as dysbiosis) and a damaged epithelial barrier3,4,5,6....

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Burning sensation : urinary infections

Women's Health| Views: 7429

It is estimated that in North America 20% to 40% of women have had at least one urinary tract infection1. The symptoms of this infection are a strong, persistent urge to urinate, even though there is a sensation of incomplete emptying (called pollakiuria), a burning feeling when urinating, and a cloudy urine with or without unpleasant odors2. The current treatment of this bacterial infection remains the prescription of antibiotics,...

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Be wise – back to school with Probiotics

Kids Health| Views: 2181

Returning to the classroom or daycare involves the resumption of an academic, food, sleep routine and presents its share of butterflies … and of bacteria in the belly! Contacts between pupils at school and children at the daycare service as well as the germs in these environments can seriously test the immune system of our young ones. Starting probiotic supplementation about a week before going back to school and kindergarten is a wise idea, to prepare the bacterial flora of your little geniuses and give a boost to their immune system to prevent unwanted infections....

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Anti-aging probiotic cure

Gut Health, Well Being| Views: 2031

With life experiences and the years passing, the body changes. The composition, diversity and function of the microbiota is altered over time. The decline of the immune system (called immununosenescence) as well as a chronic inflammation (inflammaging) are responsable of this situation1. The population is aging: in 2016, almost 40% of Canadians were over fifty2. Rejuvenating strains? The bacterial profile varies from one person to another and even more so,...

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A clear picture of antibiotics and probiotics

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Antibiotherapy saves lives and extends many others … However, antiobiotics attack pathogenic and beneficial bacteria, not distinguishing between good and bad “soldiers” of the organism. In order to fully understand the situation, let us imagine that our intestinal flora is a bacterial garden where antibiotics are somewhat clumsy gardeners weeding both bad and good bacteria. Diarrhea is often an undesirable effect of this process. Such perturbation of the intestinal microbiota is also associated with an increased susceptibility to other diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis,...

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Microbiota and autism

Gut Health, Well Being| Views: 1848

7It is very likely that you know someone, whether it’s a relative of a friend of a friend, who suffers from autism spectrum disorder… There ha been an important growth of cases in the last decade: between 2005 and 2011, the number of autistic students enrolled in the public sector in Quebec doubled1. Individuals with autism have difficulty communicating and interacting socially. They also have behaviours, interests and habits that are rigid,...

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Probiotics : your travel insurance!

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Traveler’s diarrhea, also known as TD, is an infection similar to gastroenteritis. Symptoms include abundant liquid stools; queasiness; fever and nausea and even vomiting. Pathogenic bacteria, which cause the disease are transmitted mainly by contaminated water and food or by contact with an infected person. More than half of those venturing overseas will suffer from diarrhea1. The risk is even higher in the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and in Central and South America2....

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Probiotics at any age

Gut Health, Kids Health, Well Being| Views: 2932

For Kids We wish to protect them from any harm. These little ones are at the same time resilient but quite fragile. To help our young brave infectious diarrhea and treat eczema, probiotics like Probaclac Children with Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria have proven effectiveness1,2. In addition to supplementation, a varied diet and source of lactic acid bacteria (as found in yogurt and fermented milk) and prebiotics (found in legumes and fruits) is crucial3!...

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A probiotic overdose?

Gut Health, Well Being| Views: 2583

Different brands of probiotics can contain many billions of active bacteria. Contrary to what one might think, it is best to not think too big. When it comes to good bacteria, you must know when to stop…MORE is not necessarily better! Feed your system without overloading it For those who wish to maintain the balance of their microbiota, a few billion active cells will suffice (such is the dosage in the Probaclac product line)1....

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