More on Our Missing Macrobiome

Dr. Jamie Lorimer is a researcher at Oxford University, who focuses “…in particular on the rise of helminthic and other forms of biotherapy for tackling autoimmune and allergic disease.”[i]  I read a fascinating paper[ii] by him yesterday that looked at helminths and health in relation to geography.  The paper is a nice follow up to … Read more

Immune Tolerance: A Great New Study

The biome buzz these past few days was on research that shows that the same bacteria can cause different immune responses in different gut environments.[i]  For many years, Helicobactor bacteria have been associated with stomach ulcers.  It was always strange though, in that, most people (two-thirds of the world’s population, according to WebMD[ii]) have the … Read more

The Elephant in the Biome

There’s no denying that the microbiome is the hottest thing in medicine these days.  In looking through the medical news and research, I notice daily that the trending, hip, cool and cutting-edge media, like the Huffington Post, are all saying, “The microbiome is “in.”[i] My blog and I are so totally the avant-garde! What continually … Read more

Bits and Pieces…

I’m really tired today and my brain is definitely even weirder than usual. (I was up about 10 times last night, and when I’d doze off, I kept dreaming of ways to fix the newest Star Wars movie (Rogue One) which we watched last night.  (Yeah –  just like the 3 prequels and Episode 7, … Read more

The Mycobiome, the Bacterial Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

An interesting piece of research[i] was present last week at a conference in Chicago.  Firstly, as I’ve talked about before on this blog, it’s important to remember that humans’ incredibly complex natural ecosystems have a mycobiome (native yeast population), just as we have a bacterial microbiome and should have a macrobiome, and without a doubt, … Read more