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Researchers near replicating carbon reduction process in nature

Researchers found that enzymes from certain bacteria in the soil turns carbon dioxide in the air into carbon molecules, a process that helps reduce the carbon footprint which drives climate change. An international consortium of university researchers including Stanford’s Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have figured out a way to potentially artificially duplicate …

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Diabetes and Weight

Research has found a connection with the prominent presence of certain microbes and diabetes. Though they differ from one to another, a person with diabetes is more likely to have a certain suite of microbes than a person without diabetes. A recent Popular Science article (“Scientists want to turn our gut bacteria into medicine”, August …

Diet and Nutrition

Bacteria called microglia can trigger inflammation in the brain and elsewhere to restore balance. The immune system works “to repair tissues”. It also affects weight loss or gain. This is based on a study led by endocrinologist and neurologist Joshua Thaler at the University of Washington, Seattle. In testing mice, Thaler was able to prove …

Mind- Body Connection

Mind- Body Connection The history of modern medicine in the U.S. and Europe had a defining moment in the 17thCentury led by Rene Descartes. The “Cartesian duality” of mind and body stated that the mind and body are independently functioning parts. Today, we can no longer assume this traditional western belief that the brain and …

Can Antidepressants suppress the health of your gut?

The short answers is yes. But there are remedies. If you want to maintain a healthy gut full of rich microbiome content while taking antidepressants, take desipramine or take a Ruminococcus flavefaciens supplement along with the antidepressant. . . . and maybe a healthy daily dose of your favorite probiotic. In addition to keeping a …

Japanese Health Care Offers Private Sector Options

US-Japan Foundation/NCSL – Japanese Health Care for Elderly Though published so along ago, I was cleaning out the basement storage the other day, and came upon my only printed copy of US-Japan Foundation/NCSL – Japanese Health Care for Elderly which was published by US-Japan Foundation and National Conference of State Legislatures (1990). I couldn’t find …

Ayurvedic – Asian medicine

Health care is one of those key global challenges facing this generation. The holistic approach to wellness that has prevailed for centuries in Asia is being explored in a much broader scale with advanced Ai (artificial intelligence), data science, and other technology by the scientific communities in the U.S. and elsewhere that were not available …

Anti-microbial herbal treatments

While other blog entries are focused on the healthy balance of trillions of microbes that reside inside our bodies, this entry discusses the unhealthy invasive microbes that are external to our bodies. “Health care was originally designed to address infectious diseases” (invasive microbes), and treating diseases were focused on “anti-microbial” treatments and today, anti-biotic treatments. …

Disruptive Innovation in Health Care

by Chris Kenji Beer. A “Tsunami” of Ai is Coming to Health Care In his book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions” (1962), Thomas Samuel Kuhn referred to science as “a series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions  . . . in each of which one conceptual world view is replaced by another.” There …

Microbiome- Our puppet master

“The bacteria inside our guts, microbiomes, comprise an unlimited numbers of species and strains. They differ from person to person with limited or no relationship from person to person. They are, among other things, ‘messenger molecules’ associated with the brain that circulate throughout the body in the bloodstream. They even produce neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the …