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Herbsprout is a webblog and podcast dedicated to sharing the health benefits of herbs, food, innovations related to our gut microbiome. Herbsprout seeks to bridge the vast chasm dividing the mainstream medical community, alternative medicine, and Asian medicine, especially of China (TCM), India (Ayurveda), and Japan (eJim & Kampo).

Cayenne pepper helps to diversify microbiome community

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On April 19 2022 Mind Body Green reported a study that found "that capsaicin (in cayenne pepper) alters the gut microbial community structure by increasing the diversity of the community." Capsaicin is an antioxidant said to aid in proper digestion, with anti-inflammatory effects. Researchers used the in vitro model to conduct their research.

Capsaicin stimulates the nerves in your stomach and us said to help to increase the production of digestive fluid. According to WebMD, it sends enzymes to the stomach to aid in digestion, and protectshe the stomach from infections.

https://amp.mindbodygreen.com/articles/capsaicin-gut-health-study
#bacteria #datascience #gutmicrobiome #health #healthinnovation #wellness

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anti-inflammatory effects of certain viruses

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Dr. Kate. L. Jeffrey, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, isolated viruses from a patient’s colon surgical tissue, and found that viruses in a normal intestine had anti-inflammatory effects and contributed to a healthy gut.

Dr. Jeffrey isolated some viruses in the gut of their patients and found that these viruses in a "normal intestine had anti-inflammatory effects and contributed to a healthy gut." Other viruses had the opposite effect, thus calling for a viral balance.

Other researchers studied mice that were given viruses from healthy human colons and found they were protected from intestinal inflammation. Conversely, mice whose intestinal viruses were replaced with viruses associated with IBD exhibited exacerbated inflammation.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-04-gut-viruses-intestinal-health-contribute.amp

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