Bugs on the Brain

Imagine you are at a cocktail party. Some sort of creative kickstarter’s big reveal that includes an in-house DJ — some forty-year old guy named Craig with a receding hairline and reflective aviator glasses— set up in the corner next to some fiddle leaf fig plant. You clutch in your grip a cocktail that gives…

The Monstrous Microbiome: Good Bowel Buddies

DIY Fecal Transplants – putting the “Y” in DIY A few weeks ago, I received an email from a friend with a link to one person’s journey through the valley of the shadow of poor gut health to the eventual crest over into the promised land of microbial-intestinal paradise. All achieved with a Do -It-Yourself…

Holiday Visitations

  It’s the week between Christmas and New Years. A mind-numbing, limb-aching cold has settled in and houses are packed with food, drink, warm bodies, merry microbes and humble viruses. If your family is anything like mine, then the holiday season is usually a time when sickness runs rampant. It arrives as a variety of…