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Repair the Gut-Brain Axis For Autoimmune Health & Happiness

First, heal the gut. Minding the microbiome, as you may have gathered from reading this website, is a key therapeutic option for people with autoimmune disorders.  We know that the health of the GI tract (combined with genetics and environmental triggers) is a pivotal factor in the development of autoimmune disorders, although this is still under-acknowledged and under-addressed in mainstream

The Troubling Connection Between Antibiotics, Your Gut and Autoimmune Conditions

In recent years, antibiotic use in both human beings and animals has become a hot topic of discussion, and rightfully, an area of great concern, for those in the medical profession and laypeople alike.  Here we examine a small aspect of their impact on the global population, and whether there is any connection between autoimmune disease and human or animal

What Is The Human Microbiome Project? A Visual Explanation

The National Institutes of Health’s Human Microbiome Project began in 2008, studying 250 healthy people’s microbiome (the microbiome counterpart to the Human Genome Project).  The first phase of the project completed in 2012 with the primary goal to identify and develop a reference set of the complete human microbiome based on the 250 healthy people’s samples.  The microbiome is made up of

A Very Thorough Overview of Autoimmunity and Gut Microbiome Research

Over the past two decades, researchers have been focusing heavily on the relationship between our intestinal contents and various diseases, trying to determine if there is a causal association.  Many had suspected for years prior to this that the two were somehow related, but without the evidence needed to support such suspicions.  Now the increased interest in this investigative area