Tag: hygiene hypotheses

Vaccine to Prevent Stress, a new take on "Old Friends"

This article discusses a new vaccine derived from a bacterium found in soil that might help calm the nervous system by providing a dosage of an “old friend” or a bacteria that we evolved with.  It does a nice job in explaining why stress can lead to inflammation and autoimmune conditions and vice versa. These…

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Ethics in Medicine

Brain Maker by David Perlmutter

I will be discussing in brief, this book in the August Newsletter.   Melodramatic trailer for the book by clicking the photo below. He recommends probiotics (these 5–> lactobacillus plantarum,  lactobacillus acidopophilus, lactobacillus brevis, bifidobacterum lactis, and bifidobacterium longum.) He also recommends “prebiotics”, which are foods that feed good bacteria in a low-carb, high fat, high…

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Health & Fitness

Vitamins are not the Value of Fruits and Vegetables

A very provocative take on why fruits and vegetables make you more resilient.  Hint: it’s not the vitamins.  They contain various “anti grazing” substances to keep them from being eaten and when we consume them, it is a form of hormesis, a mild stressor, that makes us stronger.  Vitamins actually block that stressor reaction and…

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Medical Research

Bee Venom at St36 reduces autoimmune encephalomyelitis

  Bee venom has been used traditionally in Chinese Medicine for decades but it seems to be getting more “buzz” lately. (pardon the pun)  This article shows that the bee venom needs to be injected into Stomach 36 for it to work, not in other acupuncture points.  Stomach 36 is the classic point (earth of…

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