Healing a “Leaky Gut”

Healing a “Leaky Gut”

You might dedicate your life to establishing a good health regime: you exercise regularly, eat right, take supplements in the prescribed manner, and try to get enough sleep. But all that hard work and supplementation could be sabotaged by poor gut health. We explain why this can happen and share some tips to help restore balance to your gastrointestinal tract.

Genetic Influences on Immunity

Genetic Influences on Immunity

Researchers are finding new evidence that suggests genetics play a role in immune response, affecting our ability to fight off disease. There are also recently discovered mechanisms that regulate the expression of our genes and are influenced by environmental factors. In this podcast, Dr. Paul Anderson answers the questions: How do genes work and what can affect them after we are born? How do they “code” for immune function and what can you do about your genes?

Glutathione Supplementation and the Immune Response to Tuberculosis

Glutathione Supplementation and the Immune Response to Tuberculosis

Please check updated Glutathione research papers on our resources page.

Glutathione is an antioxidant and plays a vital role in cellular detoxification and enhancement of immune functions. Recent research has shown that cells in HIV patients were depleted of their glutathione, and that the immune cells, in turn, could not control the mycobacteria associated with tuberculosis. By boosting the body’s levels of active glutathione, once again the cells could control the mycobacteria.

Tools to Reduce the Impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Tools to Reduce the Impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Some people experience a serious mood change during the winter months referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorcer (SAD). In this podcast, Dr. Nina Walsh discusses the physiological basis of SAD, its symptoms and the variety of factors for treatment that must be considered to help restore the neurotransmitter and hormonal imbalances that bring about SAD..

Can You Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer with Dried Plums?

Can You Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer with Dried Plums?

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have shown that a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer. The results from this study are exciting because they suggest that regularly eating dried plums may be a viable dietary strategy to help reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Our Extended Microbiome

Our Extended Microbiome

Everywhere you go, in everything you do, you are surrounded by an aura of microbes. They drift down from your hair when you scratch your head, they fly off your hand when you wave to your friend, they spew out of your mouth when you talk. Even when you sit around doing nothing, you’re sitting in your own, personal microbial bubble. This could change the way we engineer all of our indoor spaces, especially hospitals, and also the way we track and catch criminals.

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