Eat your veggies is no longer synonymous with health thanks to the increasingly documented deleterious health effects of chemical pesticides and herbicides. In the approximately 80 years of human chemical herbicide use, countless health problems have been linked back to exposure. There was the Vietnam War’s Agent Orange. There was DDT and associated obfuscation efforts.
Think diseases run in the family? Think again. Have you ever worried about “getting” breast cancer because your mom and aunt both had it? What about Bipolar Disorder (yes, psychiatry capitalizes it’s diagnoses for extra emphasis!) or Lupus? It has probably felt like you have a ticking time bomb inside you and you just want
Do you ever feel like something should be “scientifically proven” before you trust it? In medicine, we worship the controlled, randomized trial. We believe in an objective reality that is not observer dependent, and we treat individuals as interchangeable cogs in the wheel of science. We are looking for cause and effect, stimulus and predictable,
The Journal of Physiological Anthropology has published a series looking at the effects of the modern environment on the microbiome. In this guest blog, authors of research in the series, Alan Logan and Susan Prescott explain more about this connection. What is physiological anthropology? Physiological anthropology (PA) is a unique hub for many specialized branches