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 [...]
The “hygiene hypothesis” movement is coming to Cheesehead Country. Or Badger Country. Or whatever the preferred term it. A new study is launching in Wisconsin that will compare city-raised babies with farm-raised babies, to compare the health experiences and the immune system activity between the two groups of babies. Researchers will be particularly interested allergies, [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Mark Hyman is an M.D. He practices medicine but also writes a lot of instructional content on health and nutrition and functional medicine. He’s all over the social media world, and also authors a lot of articles and books on the topic.
Recently he penned a piece on how to buy supplements: “Savvy Supplement Shopping.” [...]
I’ve written before about how cunning bacteria, viruses and immune cells are. It’s part of the mysterious, mind-blowing cell communication matrix that operates within living things.
A new study on Salmonella bacteria and immune response is showing even more of how cells “think” when they try to accomplish their hard-wired mission.
Seems that when Salmonella [...]
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 [...]