Immune Boosting Antibiotics Discovered

Having your cake and eating it too in the field of infectious disease means discovering antibiotics that both attack the bacteria and stimulate the immune system to turn up its defenses.  Researchers report a new class of antibiotics which carry out this dual function, providing some hope in the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. Functional…

How Long Do Flu Vaccine Antibodies Last?

Vaccines are notorious for needing repeated doses and the flu vaccine may be the most notorious.  There are many reasons for needing repeat doses.  The childhood vaccines require a series of injections to stimulate enough response for protection throughout childhood. Even then, the tetanus vaccine wears off years later.  Of course, even a natural infection…

What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome?

In caring for mold toxic patients, we can’t get over focused on just the toxin removal process.  Mold has too many “friends” including a syndrome called MCAS, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.  Without addressing the “friends” of mold, recovery is difficult and detox may not be possible. Mast cells are immune cells which help coordinate other…

Bacterial Immune Chemotherapy

Bacterial Immune Chemotherapy The interwoven nature of our gut microbiome with the functioning of our immune system never ceases to amaze me.  Researchers at the University of Calgary recently reported another potential life-saving discovery.  Specific gut bacteria may enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy in several cancer types.  Besides correlating the presence of Bifidobacterium pseudolongum,…