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Microbes Play crucial role in human health

Every day I see more information coming out about the amazing variety of ways in which beneficial microbes assist the human body in healing, absorbing nutrients, functioning, interacting, and much more. Our relationship with these tiny organisms is so intricately twined that we still have a long way to go in teasing it apart. In the meantime, we are better off approaching the whole system with honor and respect as suggested by Michael Schmidt and many others. The quality of the soil is what will effect the quality of the plants growing on it as well as the animals then raised on the plants. If the whole cycle is understood and worked with we have a world of wonders, but if we think we can kill and sanitize everything we will find we have killed and poisoned ourselves as well. We are just big bags of micro-organisms in the end.

Microbes may play crucial role in human health, researchers discovering

“Gut bacteria have figured out a way to network with our immune system so it doesn’t attack them,” said Sarkis K. Mazmanian of the California Institute of Technology.

The microbiota apparently sends signals that dampen the “inflammatory response,” a crucial defense also thought to play a role in a variety of diseases, including many forms of cancer, the “metabolic syndrome” caused by obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Plethora of Health Benefits From Castor Oil

Plethora of Health Benefits From Castor Oil

I have recently started using castor oil for various issues. I find that it is very helpful when rubbed on the abdomen for cramps and digestive issues -- especially since I contracted typhoid in Myanmar. I also like to rub it into my feet and massage my legs with it, it is really helpful for your ly ...

Guidelines to Choosing a Good Probiotic

Guidelines to Choosing a Good Probiotic

As we all know the supplement industry is run by greed and money almost to the same degree as the pharmaceutical industry (if that's possible). I personally believe that we can get everything we need from our food, but at times we may not be able to afford to buy all organic or from farmers markets, ...

The Year of Ubuntu

The Year of Ubuntu

We welcomed the new year in bed watching Monk with our noses running and throats sore, snacking on rose-hip jam for vitamin C and drinking ginger and pau d' arco tea to boost our immune systems. According to the once renowned but now forgotten Antoine Bechamp this process is a cleansing that occurs ...

Symbiotic Digestion

Symbiotic Digestion

Symbiotic Relationships are Key to Digestion on a Variety of Levels You help me and I'll help you. Like Sesame Street...co-operation. When our digestive system is operating under the right conditions a symbiotic shield is created of friendly, helpful micro-organisms and our mucous membrane. ...