Tag: chronic

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,…

More New Research on the Gut-Brain Connection in Parkinson’s

As I’ve mentioned before, already having 2 friends with Parkinson’s has made me particularly interested in anything that might help.  Recently, research[i] came out showing that people who have had an operation called a truncal vagotomy – in which sections of the vagus nerve…

My Trip to Moscow

Well, to sum it all up, my week in Moscow was a remarkable experience in so many different ways.  The city is magnificent – one of those places that is so saturated in history, that it permeates everything.  You feel it in your bones….

GUEST POST: BY DR. WILLIAM PARKER, The Autism/Acetaminophen Link – Summary of Research

I am leaving for Russia in a little more than a week, to talk about the therapeutic use of helminths in autism at the Autism Challenges and Solutions Conference, in Moscow.  Also speaking there is Dr. William Parker, one of the foremost researchers into…

Yet Another Brood, re: IBD…Or…Another Big Judy Eye Roll

Ok, so…remember how I’ve told you that I was a brooder?  And that I didn’t let go of things once I’m angry or upset?  And, um, remember that I have been kinda fuming over that post[i] from a few weeks ago by Dr. Mercola?…the…

Another Look at the Microbiota/Macrobiota Connection

I am preparing slides for a talk I’m giving on helminths at an autism conference in Moscow at the end of the month.  I’m struggling more than I usually do because there is an overwhelming amount of information to try to fit into a…

Autism, the Biome and Potential Treatments

Fist pump!  A paper that actually presents information that can help people who are sick!  Woopa! As promised, here is a summary of that fantastic article[i] about autism and the biome that I discovered on Dr. MacFabe’s new website.  I’ve ranted enough over the…

A Big Day for the Biome Buzz!

Ok…I am a little googly-eyed today.  Not a screaming and fainting at the sight of the Beatles kind of hysteria –a more a refined, intellectual, only-slightly-girly kind of fandom.  🙂 So here is my embarrassing confession for the day: only once in my life…

March 22: A Day for More Brooding

I have always been a brooder.  My brain pretty much never shuts down anyway, and once I latch onto something that upsets me, I’m like a pit bull – I don’t let go.  So what am I still contemplating?  (Actually, better said…fuming over?)  Yes,…