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Fighting cavities could one day be as easy as taking a pill, research shows

University of Florida Health researchers have identified a new strain of bacteria in the mouth that may keep bad bacteria in check — and could lead to a way to prevent cavities using probiotics. The researchers say the findings could lead to the development of a supplement that patients could take orally to prevent cavities. While developing an effective oral …

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Sayer Ji – How The Microbiome Destroyed the Ego, Vaccine Policy, and Patriarchy

The relatively recent discovery of the microbiome is not only completely redefining what it means to be human, to have a body, to live on this earth, but is overturning belief systems and institutions that have enjoyed global penetrance for centuries. A paradigm shift has occurred, so immense in implication, that the entire frame of reference for our species’ self-definition, …

Can Humans Photosynthesize? By: Gerald Pollack, PhD

Much like photosynthesis in plants, can human beings utilize light and water for their energy needs? New evidence suggests that it may be happening right now in each cell of your body. In response to the title question, my answer is a definite “maybe.” On the positive side, a recently published paper by Herrera et al. (1) argues that the …

Probiotics

Probiotics and Prebiotics Influence Neuropsychological Conditions – 6 Surprising Facts About Microbes In Your Gut – KAREN FOSTER

Researchers have long suggested a link between the gut-brain axis and neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism, depression, and eating disorders. Using probiotics and prebiotics to alter the gut microbiota and influence the gut-brain axis may open up new ways of influencing neuropsychological conditions, says a new review. The majority of the science for probiotics has focused on gut health, but as …

Mercury

‘Safe’ low doses of mercury linked to autoimmune disease, children still injected! – L.J. Devon

When it comes to mercury contamination of seafood, scientists and environmentalists ring the alarm, warning consumers that eating too much fish can expose the body to toxic amounts of mercury. When it comes to mercury in vaccines, however, it’s a much different story. Scientists often ignore the fact that children and adults are routinely injected with thimerosal, a mercury derivative …

Susan McCreadie, MD: I Rest Easier NOT Vaccinating my Children

Since finishing my pediatric training, I have come to realize that you can find evidence to support your decision to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. When I started my pediatric practice fresh out of residency, I was a primary care physician and offered vaccinations to those families who chose to vaccinate their children. I actually gave the children the vaccines …

gut health

How Good Gut Health Can Boost Your Immune System

Over the last 100 years, with the industrialization of our food supply, our diet has changed dramatically. This highly processed, high-sugar, high-fat, low-fiber diet has substantially altered our gut bacteria, contributing to the epidemic I call diabesity. The food we eat not only feeds our fat cells, but also determines what kind of inner garden we are growing in our guts. This garden …