Tag: illnesses

The Human Microbiome Project

The Human Microbiome Project is a five-year research collaboration between 200 scientists at 80 universities and scientific institutions, all funded with $153 million by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the aim of, “characterizing the microbial communities found at several different sites on the human body, including nasal passages, oral cavities, skin, gastrointestinal tract, and urogenital tract, and to…

Vitamin D – Another Friend to Your Gut Bacteria

Sure, we hear all the time about the benefits of vitamin C, vitamin A, and of course all those good-for-you B vitamins, but chances are you’ve been hearing lately about another vitamin too—one that’s also important for your body and your health: vitamin D. Research shows that vitamin D helps with a wide range of health conditions, but unfortunately most…

Are Your Love Handles Getting to Your Brain?

It’s no secret that being overweight or obese can have a pretty big impact on your health. Just pick up a magazine, listen to the news, or jump on the Internet, and study after study shows that an unhealthy body weight can lead to some pretty serious health conditions—like diabetes, heart disease and liver disease, just to name a few.…