Colon and Butyrate: The Colon Beyond Punctuation

Quite a lot of people do not like to share their space. It’s understandable that some are uncomfortable when a conversation, as with a stranger, is carried on to close for comfort. There is, however,…

Probiotics and Blood Pressure

They’re called flora. Their name comes from the Roman goddess of plants, flowers and fertility, and refers to the plant life occurring in a particular region. The region in this case is the…

Gut Bacteria And The Brain

Maybe what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas, but what happens in your gut doesn’t stay in your gut, the place we think of as the processing plant that makes nutrients available for use by the…

Gut Health, Body Health

The large intestine is seldom the topic of conversation, with the possible exception of surgeons and gastroenterologists. Most “civilians” don’t pay attention to it until it isn’t working right. The…

Antibiotic Alternatives

Livestock and poultry live in such proximity to each other that they share more than food. They stand in it, they wallow in it, and they breathe it. How does the farmer in the dell protect his…

Winterize Your Immune System

In the early 1980’s, British physician R. Edgar Hope-Simpson proposed a relationship between solar radiation and the seasonality of influenza. Without sufficient sunlight, the skin does not produce…