Does Removing Silver Fillings Rid Body of Major Health Risks of Mercury

Mercury Fillings

Most of us at or above a certain age can count at least one “silver” filling in our mouth from getting cavities when were kids. And really, when one grows up with the option of sugar-laden cereals for breakfast, like Froot Loops, Cap’n Crunch and Apple Jacks, it’s more surprising not to have a mouth full of cavities. But today we’re not talking about the blight of sugar, unhealthy bacteria and … [Read more...]

How Gut Bacteria Affect Behavior, Mood, and Disease

Human Cells vs. Microbial Cells

Modern research is constantly revealing more about the amazing world of the human microbiome and its implications on health. The microbiome is the community of “good” and “bad” tiny microorganisms that live in our skin and mucus membranes—including the gut and mouth. While many of these microbes are innocuous, some may be harmful to our health, and others we depend on to protect us from … [Read more...]

Celebrating nutrition on National Vegetable Day

There are people out there—and perhaps you’re one of them—who claim to genuinely hate vegetables. This genuinely makes me sad. Not only are vegetables packed with nutrients that our body needs to function optimally, they can also be extremely delicious. That’s why I love days like today—National Vegetable Day; I get to share why I love these colorful foods so much. Have you had a medley of … [Read more...]

Salt and processed foods linked with autoimmune disease and early mortality

salt

Last week, researchers from three different studies reported in the journal Nature identified an association between dietary salt and the development of autoimmune disease. This precedes a study published yesterday that links the consumption of processed foods with an increased risk of early death due to cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the Voice of America, researchers were … [Read more...]

New Studies Find Epstein-Barr Virus May Actually Be Protective Against Autoimmune Development

Src: Jax.org/agouti laboratory mouse, F1 Hybrid

  On Monday, a surprising and promising new development in autoimmune research was announced to the scientific world. An animal version of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was found to have protective properties against the development of lupus in mice prone to getting the autoimmune disease. Prior studies suggested that the opposite was true—that EBV had the potential to increase the … [Read more...]