Because I know how to have fun, I have spent hours and hours over the last 2 days reading about d- lactate acidosis. I’m not even sure why. It was one of those things, I guess, that suddenly struck me as interesting – and I felt I needed to understand it better. It turns out … More D-lactate Acidosis, SIBO, Autism, Chronic Fatigue or…What Happens When Judy Can’t Stop Reading
I spent several hours over the last couple of days surfing the internet, looking for interesting things to write about. Nothing rocked my boat though until I came across an article about the microbiome of honey bees.[i] Yeah, I know it doesn’t sound all that exciting at first but bear with me for a moment. … More Age (and Eat) Like a Queen Bee
I just stumbled across beyond-cool research which unveils a whole new way helminths may work to reduce inflammation. Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that helminths not only manipulate the endocannabinoid system of their hosts, but the organisms themselves produce natural cannabinoids in order to help ensure survival.[i] For those unfamiliar: endocannabinoids … More High on Helminths!
I got a wonderful email this past Friday, and have been very much looking forward to sharing it with you all this week. A friend from the helminthic therapy world sent me a “Happy Anniversary” message, celebrating the 50th year since the publication of the first paper[i] noting that exposure to helminths is associated with … More Helminth Exposure and Autoimmune Disease: A Psychic Vision
Today’s post hits a little too close to home. I just read about a fascinating study done at Ohio State University that highlights something about which I am only too personally aware: the effects of stress on health.[i] In this particular case, researchers were looking at the connection between marital problems and health issues, and … More Stress, Inflammation and the Human Biome
Well, apparently, it wasn’t just me who blew a fuse at that “probiotics cause SIBO and brain fog” paper last week! I had a serious belly laugh this morning reading an article in a nutraceuticals newsletter[i], which quoted doctors from around the world who are foaming at the mouth over it. The International Probiotics Association … More More on Probiotics and Crappy Science or…An LOL!
A month or two ago, a friend wrote to me suggesting that I address the question, “are probiotics always good for you?” I promised I would – and fully intended to keep that promise soon – but one of the big news headlines this week made soon into now. By the way, sorry in advance. … More Probiotics, Crappy Science and The Right to Choose
Almost daily, I read some kind of research supporting the benefits of prebiotics. (I cover this topic regularly: for example, here and here.) Yesterday morning, I was extremely glad to learn that an actual study was recently done on children with autism.[i] It’s always exciting for me to find actual in vivo autism studies…especially when … More Prebiotics in Autism: A Positive Study
A couple of days ago, a friend sent me a chapter from a book that he knew would greatly interest me. The chapter is entitled, “Chronic Disease, New Thinking, and Outlaw Innovation: Patients on the Edge in the Knowledge Commons.”[i] Well, in fact, I was even more interested than he knew: the author, Dr. Stephen … More Helminthic Therapy and “Outlaw” Innovation