Tag: Prebiotics

Rewilding?…well, sort of

An interesting thought struck me yesterday, as I sat at my desk reading up on the week’s latest stories.  In Big Think[i], there was a nice article about “rewilding” our diets to improve our bacterial microbiome.  There were a few excellent take-away points: “The…

Parkinson’s Disease, the Microbiome… and Things You Can Do Now

By now, you all know that I am particularly interested in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research as I have two friends who are both suffering from it – both diagnosed  early (one in his 40s, one in his 50s).   I’ve been following the research on…

Diet and the Microbiome

I found a new article[i] this week, just published, on the influence of diet on the gut microbiome.  Pretty interesting stuff:  diet can cause temporary shifts within 24 hours of consumption. The article is too complex to describe in detail so just a few…

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…

Interesting Bits and Pieces about the Mycobiome

I found a new article[i] yesterday on the mycobiome (yeast).  To sum it up – we know next-to-nothing about what comprises a healthy one.  🙂 There were a few very interesting items in it that deserve mention: I already knew that there were differences…

The Importance of Prebiotics

Many years ago, when I started Alex on SCD (2003), prebiotics were “illegal,” as Elaine Gottschall feared that feeding gut bacteria would worsen their overgrowth.  We devoted SCDers avoided them like the plague. Sometime around 2010 though, well after Elaine had passed away, I…