A New York times piece this past week discusses the possibility of continuous inflammation–the result of an unbalanced aggressive immune function – as a potential contributor or even cause for autism in newborns. In fact, as the article points out, a Danish study spanning 20 years shows a connection between pregnant mothers treated for a [...]
Who woulda thunk it? After years of grappling with various antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” Vitamin B could be a big weapon. ”In laboratory tests with mice and human blood, Cedars-Sinai medical center scientists found that “vitamin B3 increased by up to 1,000 fold the ability of the immune system to kill staph bacteria,” according to a report. [...]
I now have nearly four years of taking EpiCor under my belt: four years of taking a 500 mg EpiCor capsule nearly every day. (Full disclosure: this blog is supported by EpiCor. Also, I take Vit. D, fish oil, and occasional Vit. B supplements as well.)
What have I observed? First, I’ve not missed a [...]
The British version of the FDA - The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency – has issued some guidance about echinacea in that country. The warning says that echinacea — a herbal supplement made from the echinacea plant — should not be used by children under 12 years old. The warning says ”the perceived benefits of the [...]
Dr. Stuart Reeves, head of R&D and Embria Health Sciences in the Des Moines area, has coined a new term: Inflammaging.
Stuart Reeves, Ph.D.
The abstract describing this iskind of complex (click the Inflammaging link to read it in a PowerPoint format). But from what I make of it, the primary thesis is that [...]
Going to the state fair this year? I’ve been to the Iowa State fair twice this past week. Probably going for a third time to see one of the classic rocks bands from the 70s they always have on the last day.
One thing I always do is go over to the livestock barns and [...]
Novak Djokovic touts it. Some Olympic athletes tout it. It is a gluten-free diet. While it’s questionable as to whether he has celiac disease or may just have some gluten sensitivity (if he had celiac disease, I doubt he could have risen to the top of the tennis world while eating breads and pasta [...]
Scientists think they may have identified a cell–transforming growth factor beta or TGF-B–which gives out signals that inhibit cell communication needed to produce natural killer cells in babies. Hence, babies possess a weak immune system during their formative years. Absence of this TGF-B signaling in infant mice led to growth of NK cells in mice [...]
A new study puts forth a ton of new findings–and implications–about the role of gut bacteria in brain function and development. This is of particular interest to me because EpiCor, the immune balancing supplement ingredient, has been shown to have a significant prebiotic effect in feeding the development of beneficial gut bacteria.
This article is [...]
Without stress, you turn dumber and sicker. Say what???? That plus a few other conclusions about the role of stress as a factor in keeping people healthy and living longer are part of a piece by Todd Buchholz this week. At first glance, the story thesis may contradict most everything we’re generally taught about stress: [...]