Worried it may be too late to learn about what a healthy gut microbiome looks like? I am. That’s why studies like this one entitled Subsistence strategies in traditional societies distinguish gut microbiomes, are so exciting. Researchers are beginning to connect the dots about the movers and shakers of the microbiome, and to appreciate that it will
Gut Health And Mood
Over 90% of the cells in our body are non-human. This microbial ecology, found largely in our digestive system, is intricately connected to processes in our bodies that make us healthy – or make us chronically ill. Modern life is wreaking havoc on the healthy balance required for health – including brain health. We are nature and nature is us. See how the latest science supports this truth.
Modern medicine has built a temple to the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Termed interventional trials, these experiments are thought to best elucidate the effects of a given treatment. This approach can be a limited one, however for contemporary science. We are putting together groups of people who are bringing very different things to the
Evolutionary mismatch. This is the term that encompasses the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – read diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with what our genome has evolved, over millions of year, to expect. Two specific points on the temporal chart
This article first appeared on Mercola.com as The New Psychiatry: Psychoneuroimmunology A New Field Emerges Psychoneuroimmunology. This is what I aim to practice. Medical terms of this length command our respect for the interconnectedness of different subspecialties, for the futile segmentation and compartmentalization of the body into different organ systems. As discussed in this previous article I wrote for
We know that gut bacteria are critical for nutrient absorption and for immunity, and I have discussed their role in mental health and wellness, but this study and others explore how we may be set up from very early in life to deal with a suboptimal intestinal environment. Mice stressed by fox odor, temporary restraints,