The white rats in the study actually took on a light blue tint. Image: Takahiro Takano, University of Rochester Medical Center.
I love it when a weird convergence happens and a surprise, yet legitimate, scientific event results. Such was the case with the immune balance ingredient EpiCor several years ago. Production employees working in [...]
Another article on beneficial bacteria in the gut–and in other areas of the body–is published this week in the New York Times. The angle on this piece,written by an evolutionary biologist, is fascinating. It discusses the idea that beneficial bacteria which aid our immune system response have their own unique genetic map–or genome–that can evolve and [...]
Kissing Oscar Wilde’s tombstone, Paris
We’re hearing it all over the airwaves, the Web world, the blogosphere and any other space not yet occupied by some media news stream. This fall will be the beginning of a more virulent, morphed seasonal crud strain that will spread far and wide. Many information sites will offer [...]
I was in my local Costco this past weekend. In the nutritional products section, newly arrived, were cases of a nutraceutical beverage called Acai Immune Booster produced by AgroLabs. AgroLabs, according to its Web site, specializes in liquid nutrition products. Included in the product is a 500 mg daily dosage of EpiCor. From what I [...]
About 10 years ago I bought my wife a couple of small trees for Mother’s day that she planted in a couple of raised gardens in our back yard. They looked so nice at the garden center where I bought them. Their leaves were tropical-looking, kind of like palm leaves. I thought a palm-like plant [...]
The experts are warning that the 2009 fall/winter season could be a miserable one from a public health standpoint. The stuff that we experienced last winter and spring may be returning, and more nasty than before.
One way to prepare is to do everything possible to get your immune system in balance, so that your killer [...]
When I read stuff about the immune system and immune balance, I always see various names of cells that are all connected in some way to the body’s immune response. The Web site howstuffworks.com is a very good site at explaining, well, how stuff works. Its section on the Immune System has a chapter on [...]
Some new health stats came out yesterday ranking America’s most obese states. The honor–or dishonor–of first place went to Mississippi, followed by Alabama, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and Ohio. Don’t get too smug if your state was far down the list (Colorado was last by a mile). Every state except [...]