Pump up Your Gut Bacteria

           

Why am I so surprised?  Scientists are constantly discovering new connection between our gut bacteria and other body functions outside the gut.  In this case, I am so looking forward to a fuller understanding of how gut bacteria appear to effect muscle strength in older adults. 

In a recent study, Tufts University researchers found that the gut bacteria of more active older adults differed from those who were more sedentary. 

Are you constipated?

Everyone knows if they are backed up in the colon, right? Leave it to the British to confuse the matter! Actually, in this case, they are trying to clear the waters of diagnosis by evaluating what the public considers as constipation. This study’s lead author, Dr. Eirini Dimidi, Research Associate of Kings College of London,