Don’t overlook the bacteria in our gut. They can be very telling about our health.
Finnish scientists found that Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts.
“Our most important observation was that patients with Parkinson’s have much less bacteria from the Prevotellaceae family; unlike the control group, practically no one in the patient group had a large quantity of bacteria from this family,” said Filip Scheperjans, neurologist at the University of Helsinki Continue reading →
Conventional medicine views the body in terms of distinct systems, and therefore often sees the mind as independent from the rest of the body. As a consequence, those who struggle with mood imbalances assume that treating their body will have no effect on their mental health.
We humans live in a less than perfect environment.
We are exposed to a range of toxic substances in the air, in our water and food, often in the materials that shelter us, from intestinal bacteria and cellular metabolism. That is why our bodies Continue reading →
Not all bacteria are our enemies. Many bacteria living inside our bodies are actually helping to keep us healthy.
A new study by Caltech professor of biology and biological engineering Sarkis Mazmanian and his team found that beneficial bacteria could prepare the immune cells in our blood to fight infections from harmful bacteria.