The study “Compromised gut microbiota networks in children with anti-islet cell autoimmunity”, published in the March 2014 issue of “Diabetes”, should send a warning shot to all who care for children to do everything we can to promote diversity of the gut bacteria (give probiotics from birth and even during pregnancy), and do everything we can to minimize destruction of the gut bacteria (avoid antibiotics).
We have known for some time now that Type I Diabetes is an autoimmune attack of the islet cells in the pancreas. How to avoid this has eluded us so far. Common sense would suggest we avoid formaldehyde, which is present in many vaccines, and is also formed within our bodies when we ingest aspartame (Nutrasweet, Splenda). The major environmental exposures come from working with it in industry, from cigarette smoke, and from the off-gassing of particle board and plywood.
The JAMA Pediatrics March 2014 article “Prophylactic Use of a probiotics in the prevention of Colic, Regurgitation and Functional Constipation”, showed an almost 50% reduction in spitting up and hours fussing, and a slight reduction in constipation. The study used the probiotics L. Reuteri DSM 17938. This further confirms the benefits of probiotics in infants, and in this case, for L Reuteri. This strain is available form Gaia, and is made from mother’s milk. It can also be found in Gerber Soothe.
A recent Pediatrics article “Probiotic Effects on Late-onset sepsis in very preterm Infants: a randomized Controlled Trial”, showed reduced necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) by over 50% in preterm infants born before 32 weeks and under 1500 grams. They used a combination of Bifidobacterium Infantis, Streptococcus Thermophilus, and Bifidobacterium Lactis with 1 billion organisms.
Compromised gut microbiota networks in children with anti-islet cell autoimmunity- Read More Here….
Prophylactic Use of a Probiotic in the Prevention of Colic, Regurgitation, and Functional Constipation- Read More Here….
Probiotic Effects on Late-onset Sepsis in Very Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial- Read More Here…