Posts Tagged ‘gut’

Dr Marianne Teitelbaum to Discuss Ayurveda Medicine for Thyroid Problems.

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Marianne Teitelbaum, D.C., graduated summa cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1984. She has studied with several Ayurvedic doctors, including Stuart Rothenberg, M.D., and Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra. The recipient of the Prana Ayushudi Award in 2013, she lectures and writes extensively about Ayurvedic treatments for all diseases. She has a thriving private practice and lives outside of Philadelphia. Her latest book Healing the Thyroid with Ayurveda: Natural Treatments for Hashimoto’s, Hypothyroidism, and Hyperthyroidism was just published.

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Can Plums Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015


New research presented at the 2015 Experimental Biology Conference in Boston concluded that a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon , and helps reduce the risk of colon cancer. Specifically they said “Through our research, we were able to show that dried plums promote retention of beneficial bacterial throughout the colon, and by doing so they may reduce the risk of colon cancer.”

The researchers examined the protective properties of dried prunes using a rat model of colon cancer. The phenolic compounds in dried prunes are known to have multiple effects on health, including their ability to serve as anti-oxidants that can neutralize the oxidant effect of free radicals that can damage DNA.  Researchers tested the ability of dried prums consumption would promote retention of beneficial microbiota throughout the gut, and if so, this might help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Rats were fed a control diet or a diet containing dried plums. and both diets were matched for total calories amd macronutrient consumption so that the effect due toi diet would be attributed to compounds uniquely found in the dried plums.  Researchers examined the intestinal content and tissues from different segments of the colon and found that dried plums increased Bacteroidetes and reduced Firmicutes-two major phyla of bacteria in the gut–in the distal colon without affecting the proportions found in the prosimal colon.  In addition, rats consuming the control diet had a lower proportion of Bacteroidetes and increased Firmicutes in the distal colon. They also found that rats eating the dried plums had significantly reduced numbers of aberrant crypts, aberrant crypt foci and high-multiplicity aberrant crypt foci compared to the control rats. According to the researchers “These aberrant crytpt foci are one of the earliest observable precancerous lesion and are often considered to be a strong indicator for cancer development.” They concluded that dried plums seem to promote retention of beneficial microbiota and microbiota metabolism throughout the colon,  which was associated with a reduced incidence of precancerous lesions.

Cynthia Stamper-Graff (Brain, Gut and Weight Loss) and Jessica Ortner (Tapping and Weight Loss) Next Guest.

Sunday, January 25th, 2015


Best-selling author Cynthia Stamper Graff is the president and CEO of Lindora, the nation’s largest medical-based weight loss program that has helped more than 750,000 people lose 15 million lbs during its 40-year history (79% of whom have kept off the weight).  She has appeared on CNN, “Good Morning America,” NY Times, LA Times, Woman’s Day, Redbook, etc. as a leading authority on adult and child weight issues.  She was the keynote speaker at the Obesity Society’s annual scientific meeting, one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals.

Graff is the author of “The New Lean for Life” (her first book sold more than 1 million copies).  This new book was published by Harlequin Enterprises Ltd. and co-written by French research and clinician Reginald Allouche, M.D.  It establishes the link between body, brain and gut.  “The New Lean for Life” is available at bookstores nationwide, and

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Jessica Ortner is a co-producer of The Tapping Solution, the breakthrough documentary film on EFT/meridian Tapping ( She has led more than 3,000 women through her revolutionary Weight Loss and Body Confidence online program, and she is also the host of The Tapping World Summit, an annual online event that has attracted more than 500,000 attendees from around the world. She has been interviewing experts in the personal development field since 2007, having conducted over more than 200 broadcast interviews to date. Follow Jessica on Twitter @JessicaOrtnerand on Facebook at