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Microbiome

I Love You...Actually I Love Your Microbiome

Dr. Bill Miller | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Miller

What determines chemistry between two people? Who has not said, "They have good chemistry together?" We hear it so often that it seems trite. Typicall...

The Good Side of Viruses

Medical Discovery News | Posted 02.03.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

While we have extensively studied the role of bacteria that call our bodies' home, we have yet to achieve that level of understanding with viruses. ...

ICYMI: Your Brain On Sleep And Why People Buy Milk During Blizzards

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on a time-honored disappointment: institutions under-reacting to problems un...

One Solution to America's Health Care Crisis

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, Joseph B. Weiss, MD, Nancy Cetel Weiss, MD, and Danielle E. Weiss, MD Complications in medical care oc...

Obesity and Diabetes: Is Your Gut in Control?

Medical Discovery News | Posted 12.21.2015 | Science
Medical Discovery News

Your body is like a forest, providing a home to microscopic flora and fauna. In fact, your body is home to up to 100 times more microbes than your own cells, which make up your microbiome.

Maintaining Wellness, Starting From Your Gut

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.

Independent Research Institutes Play Vital Role in Innovation Ecosystem

Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Science
Philip Stashenko, DMD, Ph.D.

How good is the research conducted at the IRIs? A key metric is competition for NIH grants, which has gone from intense to extreme over the past decade. Grants are evaluated on five criteria: potential impact on human health, scientific approach, innovation, investigator expertise, and institutional environment.

Humanity's Immunity

Miriam Ava | Posted 10.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

I recently heard Marianne Williamson talk about how we can be humanity's immunity. She's spot on. Just like it's our innate and adaptive immune syst...

These Foods Might Be The Secret To A Happy Brain

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.07.2015 | Science

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Antibiotics, Obesity and You

Jeffrey Taekman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Taekman, M.D.

The discovery of antibiotics is celebrated for the profound impact they have had on modern medicine and is a reminder of the role luck plays in science. There is no argument that antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the past 87 years, but there is a downside, too.

What's in the Water?

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 08.19.2015 | Science
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

We all know and love sharks, whales and their friends in the oceans, but critical to them all are the microbes.

How Early-Life Stress Could Increase Risk Of Anxiety And Depression Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science

The trillions of organisms living in your digestive tract can literally change the way your brain works.  Scientists continue to find more and m...

Why SETI Is Silly

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Looking for aliens in outer space is a fool's errand. If you do find them, it means they were so sophisticated that they sent complex messages acros...

Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Richard E Frye | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard E Frye

Understanding the true causes of autism, and discovering truly effective treatments that address the underlying causes that produce it, must become a national priority.

The Invisible World Responsible for More Than We Think

Chantelle Zakariasen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Chantelle Zakariasen

No doubt most of us have heard about probiotic supplements being useful for treating poor digestion, but that's only the beginning.

Mindful Evolution: Can You Guide What Your Genes Are Doing?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Education
Deepak Chopra

Human beings are unique in the scenario of life on Earth--that much is obvious. We are guided by awareness, and to implement our wishes, dreams, and i...

How A High-Fat Diet May Be Screwing With Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Dietary fat is having a moment. From Paleo diet converts who hail the virtues of saturated fat to nutritionists who want to do away wi...

The Pros of Prebiotics

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

By now, most people are aware of the many benefits of probiotic supplementation, including improved digestive health. However, a relatively new area o...

Friends With Benefits -- Getting to Know Your Gut Microbiome

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition When we're hungry, we often hear famili...

Carolyn Gregoire

Sauerkraut Might Be The Secret To Curing Social Anxiety

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science

Can you eat your way to an anxiety-free existence? It might sound outlandish, but the idea that your diet can have a huge effect on your emotions ...

Could a Microbe Transplant Make You Thinner? (and Other Amazing Things About Bacteria and Antibiotics)

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Science
Techonomy

We are in the earliest days of understanding the human microbiome -- the communities of microbes that live in and on our bodies -- but already scientists are getting a sense of the incredible complexity of this ecosystem and its interaction with us.

Nurture Your Gut Bacteria -- Improve Your Mood and Health

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

Like so many, I was led to believe that bacteria were basically to be considered agents of disease. But current science is revealing another side of the story. As it turns out, the bacteria living within your intestines are not just keeping you healthy, they are keeping you alive!

Are Germs To Blame For Your Toddler's Tantrum?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Science

Could germs be to blame for your toddler's temper tantrums? The complex ecosystem of microbes living in the gastrointestinal tract is known to chan...

This Is What Happens After You Die

By Moheb Costandi | Mosaic | Posted 05.21.2015 | Science

(Photo: © Lightning + Kinglyface and Jess Bonham) Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that br...

From Germ Theory to the Microbiome: Why Microbes Still Rule Our Lives

Alanna Collen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Alanna Collen

We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.