Is a healthier gut microbiome the master key to longevity?

Is a healthier gut microbiome the master key to longevity? By Arsenio Toledo for Prevention Researchers now believe that boosting the health of the gut microbiome may be the secret to living healthier in old age. In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers looked at how fecal transplantation from young mice to older ones stimulated the gut microbiome and revived the gut’s immune system. The gut, more so than many other internal organs, can be severely weakened by the effects of aging, and many age-dependent changes to the gut microbiome have been linked…

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Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline

Probiotics Help Prevent Cognitive Decline by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Mercola As your “second brain,” the state of your gut has been shown to play an important role in your neurological health. Importantly, studies have shown probiotics (beneficial bacteria) can help decrease pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including amyloid plaques and tangles.1 One of the most impressive of these studies2 was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience in 2016. Sixty elderly patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s received either a placebo or a probiotic milk product containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium bifidum…

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