There’s a cool store in Des Moines’ historic district downtown (The East Village). It’s called Allspice. Besides spices, it sells huge variety of vinegars and oils. The vinegars are somewhat amazing: dark chocolate, red apple, cinnamon pear, champagne, honey ginger are among the flavors they offer. And you can sample them till your heart’s content, [...]
What is it about music? Why does the organization of tone, pitch, rhythm, instrumentation and sometimes, lyrics, into what we call music have such wide appeal? Why does it motivate young people to pursue college majors that will likely pay squat?
Why does it drive people toward mad romance? Why does it sear such a [...]
EpiCor is a natural fermentate that delivers prebiotic benefits to the gut. (See Science Report – EpiCor and its Immune Effects on Gut Health.) What does this mean? A prebiotic is a type of sugar (not the kind you put on your Cheerios) found in certain foods. Berries, whole grains, bananas, beans and peas, onions, [...]
I’ve written about cell communication and how it appears to work in immune response. Seems there is always something new that science is discovering about how cells interact and send messages.
I recall a research project which asserted that bacteria and immune cells play a cat and mouse game. When bacteria enter the body, they [...]
That annoying thing inside you called the appendix….what the heck does it even do, anyway, other than get surgically removed from
An appendix actually can be happy
a lot of people when it gets infected? Seems like the only thing people correlate with the appendix is appendicitis.
You never hear about people getting [...]
So I’m sitting in my office, eating a green lettuce salad with walnuts, chicken and cranberries from Super Target, which is a couple of blocks from my office (and that salad is really good, coming from Target). And then I read this news about some new immune health science . It appears that green leafy [...]
It’s kind of rare when two major nutrition stories, reported independently, have a direct overlap and also run on the same day. It’s rare, too, when such stories are tied strongly to the immune health world.
Such is the case today.
Story 1. New research is showing more evidence that a Mediterranean diet–one rich in [...]
NPR had an interesting story today on “crowdfunding” for helping finance research projects. As money for research becomes more and more competitive, some budding scientists are turning to social digital tools to generate interest in their projects and attract contributions from individuals to fund their research.
One project highlighted on the NPR story involves [...]
Another “hygiene hypothesis” news story is making the rounds. This time it’s an ABC News story of a farm family in New York state whose kids and parents don’t ever seem to get sick.
As has been covered on this blog for a long time now, it’s called the hygiene hypothesis, or as I [...]
In earlier posts on Balanced Immune Health, I’ve trotted out some science about a cardiovascular concept that is gaining ground in the medical world. The concept is that cholesterol is not the big, bad culprit in we thought it was in the 80s and 90s. Rather, arterial clogging, while accompanied by high cholesterol, is really [...]