We always read about the best foods you can consume for this or that. Best foods for good skin. Best foods for your brain. Best foods for healthy weight management. Best foods for the heart.
This week I came upon a “worst foods” list. This is a list of the worst foods for bone health. [...]
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, [...]
From time to time to I like to list some of the more interesting immune health related tweets. (My Twitter handle is @immunedude)
Here are a few of the latest, with my commentary in italics:
Dr Jonothon Mainland @drjmainland 15m#Immune System Development Influenced By #Birth#Month, #May#babies at highest risk http://mnt.to/4cN4 I read this today as [...]
It’s that time of year. Time for what? The Masters? Yes. Baseball opening day? Yes. Easter egg? Yes. And…the start of seasonal allergies.
Every year the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America puts out its list of the Top 100 “allergy capitals” in the U.S. And this year’s #1 allergy capital is Jackson, MS.
A well-done video on a new approach to making an aggressive immune system back off and not over-react. In this case, researchers attached a certain protein to a nano particle that is placed in the blood stream. The immune cells that would normally attack the nano particle — the antigen — sense the protein [...]
A story in today’s Washington Post questions some conventional thinking about chronic stress and its impact on physical health. The story, written by a sociology professor, lists 5 “myths” about stress, and she makes some good points. The main takeaway for me is that “stress management” is not what really counts. Alleviating the cause of [...]
This past month I attended a series of lectures by medical school faculty at Des Moines University. DMU is a leading osteopathic medicine school. This lecture series was open to the public. One recent lecture was on cardiovascular health and the examination of mysterious patient case that lecturer had encountered years ago.
I can’t (wouldn’t [...]
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 [...]
I whipped up a new recipe this week, a cajun dish with some fresh pink shrimp, some red and green peppers, and yellow corn. All of the colors in these foods are good stuff. Bright pigments in fruits and vegetables are called carotenoids. Even the pink color in shrimp is a carotenoid, a xanthophyll called [...]
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 [...]