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, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
I got a new coffee machine over the weekend. It’s one of those single serve machines, makes one cup at a time. Why did I get it? Because I’m having this feeling that drinking 3/4 of a pot of coffee on Saturday and Sunday is probably something I need to change. (Of course [...]
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 [...]
I just used some Barnes and Noble Christmas gift cards this week to stock up on a few books to read this winter. Tom Clancy, John Grisham and new author, Michael Sears, who wrote a Wall Street suspense “thriller.” (Isn’t it amazing the how crime novels are now pivoting toward Wall Street?”).
I’m the first [...]
This is a complicated one, so hold on. I call it, “As the worm turns.”
Embria Health scientists recently did some research on a certain “nematode” or worm-like organism, specifically a C. elegans nematode. These nematodes were living in a lab dish, feasting on a supply of a single bacterium. Because of this controlled environment, they [...]