Faecal transplants could cure the up-to-now incurable

Today we want to echo a number of advances made against some diseases that affect our digestive system. Dr. Thomas Borody, from Australia, has recently stated that he has been curing incurable diseases with the aid of human faeces. 

These cases that Dr. Borody makes reference to have been possible thanks to a new treatment known as faecal transplant, which has been developed in the past two decades by the controversial Australian doctor. As science begins to unravel the influence of some bacteria in our stomach on our health, this new treatment is being applied in some conditions such as Crohn’s disease or pseudomembranous colitis.

Although some experts consider faecal transplants as potentially dangerous, the truth is that two of the most important hospitals in Australia have joined an ambitious study throughout the country. The procedure is starting to be implemented, and is even leading UK patients to travel to Sydney. The method is simple: it involves transplanting the faeces of the donor into the sick patient’s colon. The transplant implies the arrival of new bacteria to the receptor and functions as an injection of antibiotics prepared to attack a disease which, in some cases, has not yet been given an accurate diagnosis.       Read more

ADHD and the difficulty in making a correct diagnosis

The so-called ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is increasingly diagnosed in more children (who are treated with drugs) in Western societies.

Since the turn of the century, the number of children diagnosed with ADHD has risen by 40%. The figures in the U.S., for instance, are very representative: 11% of children are diagnosed with ADHD, while 4 out of every 100 adults are affected. This happens to be the most common mental illness in the UK as well.

But the real question remains: Is there really such a thing as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? For Dr. Richard Saul Chicago, the answer is a resounding no. According to the recent and controversial book by Dr. Saul, “ADHD Does Not Exist,” he argues that there is not a single individual in the world affected by this disorder. The supposed symptoms of ADHD manifest themselves through, for example, the inability to pay attention and sit still in a chair – typical behaviour of millions of students around the globe. ADHD has also been associated with a number of behavioural patterns: excessive talking, low tolerance Read more

Take care of your liver, as you only have the one

The adult liver, which is responsible for a large number of chemical processes and metabolic functions, weighs about 1.5 kg. It is, without a doubt, a complex and fascinating organ. Thus, we could say that it is a great filter where most of the toxins and chemicals in our body such as alcohol, pesticides and some drugs are neutralised. 

Even though the liver is able to deal with these substances, if we make it "work" too much, it may be harmful to our health. Therefore, as is customary in this blog, we remind you that prevention is the best therapy for the health of each and every one of our organs. Food that will sit well with your liver On the other side of the scales in the fight against these harmful substances, there are several foods that can help us protect the health of this "natural filter" - some fruits and vegetables such as artichokes, chicory or escarole, for example. Artichoke: Read more