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Rheumatoid Arthritis Starts in the Mouth?

Did you know there is a mouth-body connection? Research has demonstrated a link between periodontal (gum) disease and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease. Although oral health and joint pain may seem unrelated, as we learn more about the oral microbiome,…

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Can Science Explain Gut Feelings?

Do you recognize the feeling of “butterflies?” We feel “butterflies” because the gut’s enteric nervous system, our “second brain,” houses 95% of the body’s serotonin. This same system also partially determines our mental state and plays a key role in contracting certain diseases.…

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The Human Microbiome: An Invisible Spouse in Sickness and in Health

The second we are born, each of us enters a unique relationship that is going to last a lifetime. Who’s the lucky one, you ask? About 100 trillion microbes that dwell everywhere on and inside our body: the skin, the…

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Learning that Germs Can Be Our Friends

There are trillions of bacteria that make up the human microbiome.  How do scientists study all the bacteria, their interactions and their effect on disease? What is Metagenomics? Metagenomics is a rapidly growing field of research that focuses on the…

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The Other Human Genome – the Microbiome

Not all causes of disease can be explained by human genetics; there are trillions of bacteria in our bodies that can affect healthy gene expression and development - these bacteria are called microbes. Current statistics show that the number of…