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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 | 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

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.

Yes, Your Beard Might Be As Dirty As A Toilet Seat. No, You Don't Have To Shave It.

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you’re a bearded man or love someone who has a beard, you may have recently heard the horrifying news rattling around the Internet that there is ...

Autism: Maybe It's Not What We've Been Told

John Rodakis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
John Rodakis

I believe we are on the verge of a paradigm shift in autism where the new view is that, while some genetic factors may be important, the underlying condition is more of an acquired syndrome that arises from externally-induced changes in metabolism, immune function, and the microbiome.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: We Can Win This Battle!

Dr. Raphael Kellman | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Raphael Kellman

Thyroid disease is an epidemic affecting up to 20 percent of American women. The most common cause of low thyroid today is an autoimmune condition c...

Congrats: You Are Officially a Superorganism

Max Lugavere | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Max Lugavere

One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate.

Treating the Root Cause of IBS: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

The small intestine is full of bacteria, and that's a good thing: We need a robust population of bacteria in both the small and large intestine to stay healthy. But when there are too many of the wrong kind of bacteria in the inappropriate place, symptoms like the above arise.

Carolyn Gregoire

What The Bacteria In Your Gut Have To Do With Your Physical And Mental Health | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Strange but true fact: Our bodies are made of more bacteria than human cells, and the gut alone contains trillions of microbes (bacteria and fungi). I...