Some good (off topic) news

Discussion in 'News from around the damp planet' started by Michaelangelica, May 15, 2012.

  1. Michaelangelica

    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    Most doctors, of course, would never recommend drinking solely to aid digestive health. But researchers have wondered whether a boost in healthy bacteria may be a secondary benefit of red wine.
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    In studies on animals, for example, scientists have found that components of red wine seem to improve intestinal health, promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. Research on human subjects is limited.
    But one recent study that examined the claim was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.In the end, the researchers found that both types of red wine produced improvements in the bacterial composition of the gut, lowered blood pressure and reduced levels of a protein associated with inflammation. Slight improvements in gut flora were seen among gin drinkers, but the effects in the wine drinkers were much more pronounced.
    https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012...the-stomach/?smid=tw-nytimesscience&seid=auto
     
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    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    Makes sense from a fermenting point of view. The bacteria for making wine is the same as sourdough and kim chi, I think, at least from the point of view of using natural spores for fermenting.
     
  3. Michaelangelica

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    Interesting point
    This gut bacteria thing is getting very interesting. We are not alone but rely on a sybiotic relationship with all our friendly ( or not) gut bacteria. Some say the gut has more synapses than the brain if you include the communication between gut and bacteria and bacteria and bacteria (quorum sensing)

    Docs in Sydney are doing human poo/shit transplants to re-colonise the GIT of people with serious medical gut problems.

    Some suggest that organic foods may also help gut flora/fauna

    Then it all gets back to where soil fertility comes from a large and varied soil microbial/ bacteria/ fungi population (destroyed by glyphosate and heavy reliance on chemical fertilisers)
     
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    Michaelangelica Junior Member

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    This just arrived in my mail box
     
  5. eco4560

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    Double check if it was sponsored by the grape / wine industry before you get too excited....
     

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