Month: July 2017

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…

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…

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]…

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:…

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…

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…

A Big Time Parkinson’s Brood

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…

Your Brain on Intestinal Bacteria

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. …