Category: celiac

Evolutionary Mismatch, the Human Biome…and a Bit More on Obesity

Recently there was a lot of discussion on the Biome Buzz’ Facebook page in regards to a post on obesity, wherein some people expressed their opinions that our current epidemic of obesity is due to nothing more than people eating too much junk food. …

Leaky Gut and Leaky Brains…and Disease

If you remember, my last post was a quick update on what we currently know about the microbiome-depression link, and I mention leaky gut with a promise to write more about it this week.  Toward that end, on Friday evening, I read an article…

Some Remarkable Antibiotic Facts

Late last week, there was a little review of the evils of antibiotic use in pregnant woman and babies in the Australian version of The Conversation.[i]  An incredible statistic:  apparently half of Australian infants get at least one round of antibiotics by their first…

Stress and Autoimmune Disease: A Relationship that is Becoming More Defined

One of the big medical news stories of the week was the results of 30 years’ worth of research published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association), examining the connection between stress and the development of autoimmune disease.[i]  Over 1 million people…

Celiac and the Microbiome

I thought this was one of the more interesting and, in a way, hopeful stories I’ve read in the last few weeks. Celiac is yet another autoimmune disease with a rising incidence in the industrialized world.   Those who suffer from it have an abnormal…