By now, almost everyone has heard of the human microbiome – the collection of viruses, bacteria, and fungi that play a pivotal role in our health and cognitive functioning. Also called the microbiota, we’ve long assumed that the microbiome consists of microbes that reside along our gastrointestinal tract – and more recently, on our skin.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food. — Hippocrates The conventional practice wisdom is that type 1 diabetes (T1D) is “an incurable genetic disease,” implying that its sufferers will be condemned to a lifetime of daily blood glucose checks and insulin doses. Most people who are living with T1D have been forced
Far from the sterile womb hypothesis, we are beginning to appreciate the nature of maternal-fetal communication on levels never dreamt necessary, possible, or even safe. Read what Keith Bell reports on the way that a mother’s body transports her gut bacteria to the developing baby – bacteria infected by viruses called bacteriophages! It’s never been
Scientists have discovered a mucus-loving “bacteriophage” that kills bacteria in protection of its host. This discovery supports how much we have yet to learn about immunity and how important our coexistence with microbes really is. Ditch the Purell and support a healthy gut and immune system through consumption of whole, unprocessed food, fermented foods, sun, sleep,