Trending this week in the world of the biome are two new papers[i] that definitively show that not only does multiple sclerosis starts in the gut but also, how the gut bacteria make the immune system turn against brain nerve cells. The first paper, out of the University of California, San Francisco, showed that two … More Multiple Sclerosis: Looks Likely that it’s the Result of Altered Gut Bacteria
Eighteen or so years ago, maybe 3 years after my son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism, I was sitting at a conference listening to a lecture on omega 3 fatty acids. The talk really stuck with me for many reasons, especially when the speaker said, “One of the great tragedies that has ever happened in … More Omega 3 Every Day Keeps the Doctor Away
I just spotted a little article[i] about “four modifiable risk factors” that can potentially “…cut the growing global incidence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD…” As I’ve written about before, both AD and PD are very personal to me: my Grandmother died of dementia and I currently have 3 friends diagnosed, in their … More Cutting Inflammation to Reduce the Risk for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
More on the subject of people reacting differently to the same bacteria… A study[i] out of Sweden shows that the intestinal barrier in the colon of people with irritable bowel syndrome allows more bacteria to pass freely through the intestinal mucosa causing an immune reaction. The researchers took tissue samples from the large intestines of … More IBS – an Abnormal Response to Gut Bacteria?