The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: A First-Line Treatment (Finally)

In January 1st of this year, I wrote about a small study on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet out of Seattle Children’s Hospital.  8 out of 10 children went into remission after only 12 weeks on SCD, which is actually a very short time.  I just spotted an interview with Dr. Suskind, the lead researcher, on … More The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: A First-Line Treatment (Finally)

Enhanced Immunity: A Benefit of a Natural Biome

Early last month, I read an abstract of a paper that demonstrated that formula feeding predisposes neonatal piglets to Clostridum difficile (CD) infection.[i]  (CD is a bacterial infection of the gut that causes profound diarrhea, inflammation of the gut, and if severe enough, can cause death.)  The scientists examined the feces of animals that were  … More Enhanced Immunity: A Benefit of a Natural Biome

New Research on Alzheimer’s and Microbiome Alterations

This morning I stumbled across some interesting research on alterations in the microbiome and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).[i]  I have written before about recent studies suggesting that such alterations lead to the amyloid deposits in the brain that are characteristics of the disease. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with scientists in both Sweden and … More New Research on Alzheimer’s and Microbiome Alterations