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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Intestinal problems: faeces transplantation or lifestyle?

When the microbiome becomes unbalanced, this will have an impact on metabolism, the immune system and the mood. When this becomes unmanageable, will a faeces transplantation help? Or is it better to tackle the problems through lifestyle? The gastrointestinal tract is the most important immune organ in our body and, through the microvilli, which significantly increase the surface area of the intestine, is constantly in contact with the outside world. Ten times more bacteria than...

Friday 14 September 2018

The healing power of nature

An American study has revealed that nature is a fantastic source of healing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Both psychological and physiological information was compiled and measured from the participants in the study.  Psychologists investigated the healing power of nature in 72 (military) veterans and in 52 teenagers from disadvantaged communities during and after one-day or two-day rafting trips. Some veterans were subjected to a longer rafting...

Friday 7 September 2018

Publication Dr. Pruimboom and Prof. Dr. Muskiet: Intermittent Living

  Intermittent fasting is part of the bigger concept: Intermittent Living. Intermittent Living assumes that the human, based on his evolutionary origin, benefits from triggers that temporarily disrupt his homeostasis. Prof. Frits Muskiet and Dr. Leo Pruimboom wrote a scientific article about it that was published in Medical Hypotheses.    Download the entire article here.

Monday 3 September 2018

Nitrated meat products related to manic behaviour

In the past, controversy surrounded nitrates due to a link with neurodegenerative disorders. Recent research published in “Molecular Psychiatry” demonstrates that nitrated meat products can contribute to manic behaviour.  Nitrites or nitrates are usually added to meat products as they act as preservatives and to prevent discolouration. However, it has been found that nitrated meat (beef jerky, salami, hot dog sausages) could contribute to manic episodes inherent in...