Judy’s Top 10 of 2016 List!

Getting into the New Year’s countdown spirit, I thought it would be fun to share my top 10 favorite health news stories of the year.EAT YOUR FIBER!!! “High-fiber diet keeps gut microbes from eating colon’s lining, protects against infection” – Researchers showed that when microbes inside the digestive system don’t get the natural fiber that … Read more

Helminths and the Microbiome

As promised:  more about how the presence of helminths (a macrobiome) in the gut improves the quality of the microbiome. In 2015, Dr. William Parker of Duke University’s Medical School, published a paper in Gut Microbes called, “Alteration of the rat cecal microbiome during colonization with the helminth Hymenolepis diminuta.”[i]  Dr. Parker and colleagues examined … Read more