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The Microbiome Challenges our Concept of Self

The human is not a unitary entity but a dynamic and interactive community of human cells and microbial cells. Self is not a human trait but the product of complex interactions between human cells and a multitude of m ...

The Role of the Gastrointestinal Microbiota in Visceral Pain

Changes to the microbial environment in the gut as a consequence of illness, stress or injury can lead to a broad spectrum of physiological and behavioral effects. Both CNS and the peripheral nervous system associate ...

Different Brain Regions are Infected with Fungi in Alzheimer’s Disease

I spent many years of my childhood watching my grandmother unable to do anything much other than sit in her chair and watch TV because of Alzheimers disease. Years later my grandfather followed her down the same path ...

The Neurobiology of Compassion

The Neurobiology of Compassion

Emiliana Simon-Thomas explains the neurobiology of compassion in a very clear and simple way. ...

Your Brain is a Billion Bags of Water

R. Douglas Fields explains how the brain is more like a highly evolved collection of billions of bags of seawater than a computer. ...

Nascent Iodine for Detox and Hormone Support

Fluorine inhibits iodine uptake by the thyroid gland, hence the deficit of thyroxin and an inability to metabolize sugar, among other things. ...

Vagus Nerve and the Non-specific Immune Response

Stress--appears to tap into the same immune system­-nervous system loop that triggers symptoms of the common cold via the non-specific immune response of the vagus nerve and pro-inflammatory cytokines. ...

Science’s Transparent Brains

Scientists have come up with a way to make whole brains transparent, so they can be labelled with molecular markers and imaged using a light microscope. The technique is called CLARITY. ...

Mind with No Brain – Are Microbes Sentient?

An interesting look at how microbes work together to create at least six capacities which has traditionally only been attributed to brains. Are microbes sentient? ...

Our Subtle, Spiritual, Quantum-level Energy Matrix

Every atom and molecule within us depends on the rest of the universe. Our brain and other parts of our neural physiology are interconnected by this unseen communication network which coordinates and regulates behavi ...

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