Creating Waves of Awareness
Moving Into The Gut Biome and Digestive Health Era
I have felt that our society, and more specifically the medical society, has taken a few detours into the alleyways of dark science. We will not find the answer to all disease in a synthetically manufactured pill, an injection of toxins or a seek and destroy antibiotic missile.
However, I feel we may have turned the corner into an area of enlightenment. The exploration into our connectedness to the environment all around us and within us reminds me of Rachel Carson. We are bound to our ancestors, to our family members, to the place of our birth, and to what we breath, eat, smell and touch.
Fecal transplants may or may not be a fad, as researchers investigate this new method of healing the gut and auto-immune disease. Individuals may get down and dirty in their surroundings to self implant beneficial bacteria. Whatever we do, it must be with a touch of caution.
The ancient wise ones knew how we were connected and wired for health. Today, we rediscover that a healthy gut, including natural and healthy bowel movements, and well functioning assimilation actually affects our minds, clarity of thinking and dreams. Refer to audio from NPR
Early Childhood Development
Dr Emeran Mayer, MD thinks the bacteria in our digestive systems may help mold brain structure as we're growing up, and possibly influence our moods, behavior and feelings when we're adults. "It opens up a completely new way of looking at brain function and health and disease," he says. If this is true, how can we even consider giving vaccinations, which contain ingredients that destroy healthy digestive biome and neurological development?
Just imagine if the composition of your digestive biome influenced your social connections, the way all your cells functioned, your ability to communicate, and your feeling of wellness.
All of this is not too far fetched. Scientists continue to learn more about the interconnectedness of all things. Every drop of information that builds this theory will hopefully convince more physicians, educators, officials, and people of all walks of life about healthy living.
Man's Best Friend
Exposure to dust taken from a dog owner's home prevented allergies and airway infection in mice. Karen Hopkin reports. exposure to dust taken from a dog owner’s home actually prevents allergies and airway infection. In mice, at least. The findings appear in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [Kei E. Fujimura et al., House dust exposure mediates gut microbiome Lactobacillus enrichment and airway immune defense against allergens and virus infection
It’s been known for some time that early exposure to a furry companion can reduce the risk of childhood allergies and asthma. To find out why, researchers treated mice with dust from two homes: one with a canine resident and one that was pet-free.
Turns out that the rodents that were sprinkled with dog-imbued dust mounted a less aggressive immune response against a common allergen, cockroach protein.
Probing a little deeper, the researchers found that the dog-dust mice had bacteria in their gut not found in the other mice, including a ton of one species of lactobacillus. Exposing other mice to that bug alone warded off an allergic response, and even protected them from infection with a respiratory virus.
So go tell Fido know that he’s a good boy. Because even if he doesn’t fetch your slippers, he’s likely contributing to your good health. —Karen Hopkin
What Insects Outlive Deadly Radiation?
Maybe we need to do provings of these insects and perhaps they can be useful to annihilate effects of radiation poisoning? Just a hypothesis.