The human biome is in the news quite a bit lately, and deservedly so. But here is some new information: we also have a virome, and it is just as quirky, complex, fascinating, and necessary to human health. Here is an excellent technical description that is well worth reading even if it challenges our ability to fully understand the science:
I have studied diet and nutrition for decades; have personally tried at least a dozen different diets; and have watched documentaries and experts battle with one another for the “truth” about what diet is best. Here is a great article about a multi-year, multi-country study that is remarkably free of hype:
Like many, I was appalled, afraid and saddened by the events in Charlottesville.
Here is an excellent article by a historian that reminds (or teaches) us how history and heritage are conflated and confused…..and the reality that America was never “white.”
As more information comes forward about global climate change (and the more we experience it in our own lives), it can be easy to feel fear and discouragement. Here is an article that gives hope based upon science, and nature’s amazing ability to adapt…and our ability to understand that adaptation and consciously deploy and spread it.
The surprising plant-fungi relationship that could help feed us, even as the world heats up
Winners of the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest…a chance to savor and celebrate nature, humans, and cities…our beauty:
Here’s a great free data base from the Environmental Working Group to help you discover the quality of your drinking water from your tap:
Do you know folks who are on the fence about climate change…if so, here’s a great animation to send them:
The “fat is bad for you” and “saturated fat is worse” memes are still going strong. So here is a great article by Dr. Mark Hyman that is straightforward, only a little technical, and clear:
As we lament the high cost of health care here in the USA, here’s something to give you hope: