Category: Schizophrenia

2018: My Top 10 List of Favorite Stories!

My longer-time readers know that, as we close out another year, I like to take a look back at some of my favorite research stories from these past 12 months.  So here it is…Judy’s “the best of 2018” top 10 list, in chronological order:…

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…

Schizophrenia and the Mycobiome: A Pilot Study

I don’t often find articles of interest about organisms of the human biome other than bacteria, but yesterday, I came across one looking at the mycobiome in schizophrenia that is definitely worth writing about.  I’ve actually covered research by this research team in the…

Boys, Girls, Gut Bacteria..and Inflammation

This was a WOW for me. An international team of researchers have discovered that, in mice at least, immune cells in the brain react differently to changes in gut bacteria…and on whether or not they are fetuses or adults.[i] The absence of a maternal…

Your Brain on Intestinal Bacteria

I got back from the UK on Sunday night.  I had a wonderful time talking helminths with practitioners from all over the world at the International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine…and of course, having a pint in the pub! With one of my BFFs, Marc. …

Schizophrenia and the Gut

In my last post, I mentioned illnesses that are now associated with alterations in the microbiome, and included schizophrenia in that list.  Out of curiosity, I’d looked it up a few days prior to writing that post.  Sure enough, I found quite a bit,…