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 … More More on Our Missing Macrobiome
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 … More Immune Tolerance: A Great New Study
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 … More The Elephant in the Biome
One of the most interesting articles[i] I’ve read in a long time appeared in the New York Times this past weekend. I highly recommend you take the time to read the whole thing but in case you’re pressed for time, here’s a quick synopsis: The ApoE4 gene is known as the Alzheimer’s gene. Those of … More Helminths, Our Genes and Alzheimer’s – Mind Blowing!
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, … More Bits and Pieces…
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, … More The Mycobiome, the Bacterial Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
As I sit here this morning, the rain is heaving down outside. It is dark and dismal and reminds me of my trip to the UK last week. (Except that it’s 30 degrees warmer here!) This of course brought to mind some of the events of that trip…which included finding out that yet another friend, … More A Big Time Parkinson’s Brood
I got back from the UK on Sunday night. I had a wonderful time talking helminths with practitioners from all over the world at the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine…and of course, having a pint in the pub! With one of my BFFs, Marc. (And yeah, ok – I’m only having a half pint. I’m … More Your Brain on Intestinal Bacteria