Unmasking the Truth
As our ability to identify and measure gut bacteria has progressed, the number of connections between our gut microbiome and various neurologic diseases constantly expands. Autism, Multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and others have been linked to various changes in the relative numbers of gut bacteria. These researchers examined the interactions between the mucous layers in our intestines and various bacteria.
Besides respiratory failure and death, one of the most publicized effects of COVID infection has been the loss of smell experienced by so many. As one of the earlier symptoms, many have gotten nervous when their smell is off momentarily. For those who have experienced this frustrating symptom in reality, it sometimes takes weeks to return to normal.
(skip to “The Eighth Question” below if you read prior questions already)
Having broached the topic of masks, I want to encourage dialogue between the polarities of the debate. This is challenging given the political climate of uncivil discord rather than civil discourse. With a vision of communities coming together to collectively determine truth and decide on policy,
Exactly what is a “healthy” gut microbiome? Many would just say eat fiber. Others would throw a probiotic into that mix. As usual, the situation in our bodies is much more complicated than that. Researchers from the integrative medicine program at George Washington University along with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reviewed the current research and argue for a broader consideration of the impact of our diet on our gut microbiome.
Medical research has poured billions of dollars into understanding protein and carbohydrates based metabolic processes. Even when lipids have been studied, they often related to how either proteins metabolize them or how carbohydrates relate to them. The long article from which this post is based argues forcibly for a deeper study of lipids in their role in cell membranes.
Unmasking the Truth – Question 5 Part 1 – Are you missing any factors?
Its just a little mold. Its nothing to be afraid of… so they say. Until this little mold spreads around a little toxin called gliotoxin, then all you know what goes down. Functional MD’s like myself who deal with mold and its toxins are not surprised by this study’s findings,
Do not be that man
We are whole beings of spiritual and physical nature. The workings of a wicked heart will come out in both word and deed. The word and deed will bring destruction on the whole person.
Fats just do not get the respect they deserve and I admit that I have been in the disrespectful group up until recently. Over the years, fats have either been implicated as cardiovascular disease culprits or lauded as dietary miracles in the ketogenic world. They get attention but their contribution to health and disease reaches far beyond heart disease and dietary crazes.