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 bare with me for a moment. … More Age (and Eat) Like a Queen Bee
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
I’m back raving and ranting about bad science writing. (And here, you thought I’d said my piece a few weeks ago, when I carried on about fake news in science!) Sorry. I need an outlet to vent, and this is it. Lucky you. A big news item in medical science/health came out last week. The … More Omega 3s – The Controversy…or Another Judy Rant
Ok, on Tuesday I promised you a markedly less depressing post next time. So here goes! (And please note irresistibly cute, happy photo of little piglets included…) A funny little coincidence this morning…. (But first, a quick primer on fiber, which I talk about regularly on this blog as its importance cannot be understated: Fiber … More Eating Fiber During Pregnancy…Likely a Really Good Idea
There was an interesting discussion on probiotics today on Medical Express, pondering the question of whether or not healthy people should take probiotics.[i] There’s absolutely no question that we are still in the earliest stages of researching the human biome. The complexity of it boggles the mind. So it’s always a good idea to take … More Another Look at the Question of Probiotic Use in Healthy People
I really liked this summary article on Medical Net about the bacterial microbiome through the aging process.[i] It is certainly worth a post, as all of us are getting older every day! 🙂 Highlights: Multiple factors can lead to dysbiosis as we age: Poor nutrient intake because of poor dental health. Those with fewer teeth, … More Healthy Aging and the Microbiome
I have long been a proponent of the ketogenic diet (KD) for kids with seizures. I have seen miracles with my own eyes: children with intractable seizures improving immeasurably, even coming off seizure meds. In fact, one of my old nutrition clients, a little boy down in Australia, made such a remarkable recovery that his … More Seizures and the Ketogenic Diet: Does the Gut Bacteria Hold the Answer?
In 2012, 3 scientists from the University of California, San Diego, started The American Gut Project, the largest crowd funded “citizen science project in existence.”[i] Ordinary people can send in a stool sample along with a questionnaire (about diet and lifestyle choices), and $99 USD, and receive back an analysis of their bacterial microbiomes – … More The American Gut Project: Some Initial Findings
A nifty bit of research[i] out of Stanford University this week – and a great follow up on my last post, which talked about how our bodies differentiate good versus evil when it comes to gut bacteria. Before we can have personalized probiotics, we need to figure out not only that question – how does … More Can We Use Diet to Manipulate the Microbiome?