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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Now I’m really confused. I’ve been grabbing some McDonald’s drive-through oatmeal lately as I head to my office. I was feeling good about it, too. Had to be healthier than a Big Breakfast (pancakes, powdered eggs, hash browns), right?
Seems many nutrition fans out there are condemning this product for too many calories, [...]
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 [...]
Ever hear of a gut health simulator? The one pictured, housed at the University of Ghent in Belgium, was used to test EpiCor’s activity in a digestive tract environment. The simulator replicates the biochemistry of the gut. EpiCor was “put through” the simulator so researchers could observe its prebiotic activity, or its ability to promote [...]
“Red, red wine, stay close to me. Don’t let me be alone; It’s tearing apart My blue, blue heart.”
Well, red wine has been studied and documented as a great supporter of heart health. And it has other health benefits as well. Just as EpiCor, red wine delivers a high volume of antioxidants to the [...]