Gut Microbiota & Cardiovascular Disease

Gut Microbiota & Cardiovascular Disease

Research on the microbiome has increased significantly in recent years, looking at its many functions in health and immunity.  There is greater recognition of the central role of the gut microbiota in chronic disease, particularly autoimmunity, obesity and metabolic dysfunction.  Now researchers are examining cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its connection to the microbiota. The Gut […]

Harm from Alzheimer’s Drugs Revealed

Here is another sad example of a medication causing harm, though it did not receive much coverage in the news media.  It’s another reminder that reliance on conventional medicine to fix chronic, inflammatory conditions is not yielding the best results. Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a review of medications used for […]

Butyrate & BDNF for Brain Health

Butyrate & BDNF for Brain Health

The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) or other dementia is expected to soar with the baby boomer generation.  The 2016 report by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals the alarming trend: Alzheimer’s already affects 5 ½ million Americans (and their caregivers) By 2050, it’s expected to rise to 14 million people Medicare spends 2.5 times […]

Food as Medicine: Turmeric, a Potent Example

Food as Medicine: Turmeric, a Potent Example

Turmeric, a brightly colored spice common in Indian cuisine, has become more widely known and heavily researched in recent decades.  Its health benefits are wide ranging, as indicated by thousands of research studies, including human trials.    Research is revealing its mechanisms of action in many chronic conditions and multiple forms of cancer.   Turmeric is […]