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 [...]
i-Phones and i-Pads and Androids dominated the holiday shopping season…as usual. My family now has a phone, laptop, and i-pad or similar device for every member. In fact we two leftover laptops just sitting around.
I am old enough to remember when desktop computers were introduced to the market, and companies were talking about endless [...]
I’ve written about processed foods…especially processed sugar…and their impact on immune function. Sugar is poison to immune cells. It depresses white blood cell activity. It can displace uptake of other nutrients in the body.
Of course, sugar and other empty simple carbs that act in the body as sugar does are primary ingredients in many [...]
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 [...]
Those crafty mice are at it again. Their brains are showing researchers a direct link between immune cells and how the brain is wired. A new NIH/Harvard study in Boston shows that immune cells in the mouse brain appear to clear out excess brain cells that are not being used to make neural connections, thereby [...]
OnPoint today had a great show on bacteria in the human body, and new research showing how it may regulate many aspects of human health. Bacteria are our friends, right? Here are my rough notes:
Bacteria in the gut – helps digest food, absorb nutrients that regular enzymes can’t. Bacteria have their own genome, 3 [...]
A great photo series today in the Huffington Post focuses on the healthiest nuts. What kind of nuts are best for heart health? For brain health? For men? For women? I won’t give away the answers so as to not steal the value from the story.
For immune health, research shows a variety of nuts [...]
I’ve read about something similar to this news clip from CBS News. The idea that simply reading about or seeing someone who is sick actually can stimulate immune cell activity within the the viewer or reader. Take a look at the clip below.
And after you’re done, here’s some more discussion on the research.
A recent story in the New York Times really struck me. It’s a fascinating account of a professional financial planner, of all people, who lost his home to foreclosure, the result of buying way more house than the family budget could handle, especially in the wake of the downturn in home values. In his account [...]