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 … More Immune Tolerance: A Great New Study

Helminths, Our Genes and Alzheimer’s – Mind Blowing!

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!

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, … More Bits and Pieces…

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, … More The Mycobiome, the Bacterial Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease