More Exciting News on Parkinson’s Research

Well, it looks like researchers have finally cracked the Parkinson’s/autoimmune puzzle.  For years, it’s been suspected that there was an autoimmune component.  Now, finally, it’s confirmed. Says Dr. David Sulzer at Columbia University, one of the lead researchers on the study[i] just published in Nature, “Our findings show that two fragments of alpha-synuclein, a protein … Read more

The Best Idea Since Sliced Bread: Personalized Nutrition and the Microbiome

In the future, when we’re all living like the Jetsons and flying cars are the norm , it’s likely that medicine and nutrition will be highly personalized. (Hell, Forbes projects flying cars in the next 5 years[i] so maybe this isn’t in some far-off futurity!)  I’ve been reading more and more about this concept:  for … Read more

Gut Bugs and Metabolic Syndrome

According to JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), 35% of Americans now have metabolic syndrome (and 50% of those over 60 years old).[i]  Holy cow!  How’s that for incredible (and depressing) statistics?!  Well, how interesting for us gut-bug-lovers to learn that it looks very likely that bad gut bacteria may be the culprit. By … Read more