Bone Stock and Gut Health

 

The study below found some significant facts regarding health effects of certain food.  This is an attempt by us to interpret the findings so that it could be implemented in everyday health practices.  It has to be understood that good eating habits are necessary for optimal health and that means that a variety of good foods have to be consumed every day.  We do believe that some food has medicinal value and could be used to help in the prevention and support of treatment in certain illnesses.  However, if it is not part of a good nutritious diet, it might lose its value.    Although we do believe in the power of natural food, we absolutely do not claim to cure any disease through the consumption of specific food

 

Koutroubakis IE, Petinaki E, Dimoulios P, Vardas E, Roussomoustakaki M, Maniatis AN, Kouroumalis EA.  Serum laminin and collagen IV in inflammatory bowel disease. J Clin Pathol. 2003 Nov;56(11):817-20.

 

This study looked at the concentration of collagen in two groups of people.  The one group consisted of healthy people while the other group had a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).  It was found that the levels of collagen were lower in the patients with IBD.  Although this study was done to determine collagen levels as a possible marker for IBD, it does give us support for the reasoning that collagen is a contributor to gut health.