by Laura Villanti on January 30th, 2013

Does the consumption of gluten-containing grains contribute to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia?

Believe it or not, this question has been asked for well over 60 years by researchers who stumbled upon evidence that the removal of gluten from the diet results in improved symptoms, or conversely, that gluten grain consumption leads to higher prevalence of both neurological and psychiatric problems.

Reports of the resolution of emotional disturbances after the institution of a "gluten free" diet exist in medical literature at least as far back as 1951.[i]  In 1954, Sleisenger reported to have found three schizophrenics among a group of thirty-two adults with celiac disease,[ii] and in 1957, Bossak, Wang and Aldersberg reported discovering 5 psychotic patients among 94 patients with celiac disease.[iii]   The initial recognition that celiac disease, or at least gluten sensitivity, occurred at a far higher prevalence among schizophrenics than the healthy, opened up the door to more elaborate investigations.

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by Laura Villanti on January 21st, 2013

Just 13 more days left.... to enroll in this valuable project... read on.

I wanted to share with you some info on the American Gut project.  This is an easy, valuable and low cost way for any of us to know what is going on in our gut with regard to bacterial terrain.   A detailed stool analysis will be provided as part of this project.   As many of you likely know, a detailed stool analysis is not something that we use as part of our standard health/medicine tools, unless someone is perhaps ‘already in a state of gut dysbiosis’.
There is a link at the bottom of this page for this project.  I would highly encourage you to participate if you want to understand  the bacterial terrain of your gut, and be part of this science project where we can better understand the correlation of diet and lifestyle with the health of our gut flora.
And, the price is right … at $99, as I believe that some of our higher quality stool tests can cost multiple of this.  And, if you are a resident of NY State, we are even precluded from using some of the best labs in the country when it comes to stool samples. (just state regulations)
I connected with the organizer of American Gut back in November and had a few questions for him for which he replied…
Note that the project is a collaboration between Human Food Project, Rob Knight's Lab at the Univ of CO and The Earth Microbiome Project (Jack Gilbert at the Univ of Chicago).
In addition, the team of scientists on the project is made up of the leading microbiologists, bioinformatics and microbial ecologist in the world.

The strength and quality of sequencing data from stool samples etc is 1) based on the lab standards/protocols/equipment and 2) the statistical methods used to analyze the data. In short, Rob's Lab at the Univ of CO is a research lab - actually the top lab in the world. A great many of the statistical tools used in the data analysis (which every lab and microbiologist in the world uses) were either developed by Rob and his team or one of the other collaborators on this project.

As for the output, every volunteer will receive a detailed list of ALL the bacteria detected in the sequencing - which can number in the hundreds, if not higher. They will also receive some cool color-coded diagrams showing beneficial vs pathogenic. However, the most useful and powerful part of the study will be the detailed diet and lifestyle (metadata) that everyone has to fill out. The real take home and value in this study is to compare groups of people as they cluster by the metadata. In other words, the presence or absence of certain pathogens is moot at some level - it's the diversity, abundance and community-level comparisons between different groups of people that is the most interesting and useful. Based on the massive data set - which will be combined with other project data sets (for example, the $100M + Human Microbiome Project), volunteers will see more than a lab report - but will participate in a community understanding of how their current 'grouping' may be improved based on the power of the massive data set.

It's hard to overstate the incredible team that is more or less volunteering their time to interpret the results and provide information for the American Gut project.

You have until Feb 2nd to enroll in this project.  Don’t delay if this is something of interest to you.

Click here to learn more and enroll.

by Laura Villanti on January 7th, 2013

Great article on how beneficial bacteria (probiotics) can help lessen eczema.  A few studies show 50% less potential for eczema......

click HERE for the full article.

by Laura Villanti on December 19th, 2012

The world of obesity science is about to be turned on its head. Scientists in Changhai, China announced in a paper published Dec. 13 that they had isolated a bacterium from a 385-pound man’s intestines, and used it to plump up mice that are specially bred to resist obesity.

They found that the bacteria, from a toxin-producing microbe called ”enterobacter cloacae,” made up 35 percent of all the microorganisms in the human volunteer’s digestive tract. But a diet formulated specifically to kill off those bacteria succeeded in reducing his levels to below what could be detected in a laboratory.

He lost 113 pounds in 23 weeks.
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by Laura Villanti on November 30th, 2012

Given how prevalent cell phones have become,  the increase in number of minutes they are used each day, the increased lowering of age of those who use them, AND the increase in research coming out regarding the off effects at the cellular level of the body, it seems that we should all give some more mindful thought to their use or take precautions to protect the body.

This post is to serve as a source of articles from many different countries, scientists and health practitioners with regard to electro-magnetic frequency radiation as it relates to cell phones.

New Documentary - RESONANCE

RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm  we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which  was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so  surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in.  By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend.

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing. Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled  with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies.
 Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers  instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for  more than a second.  This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the  last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically. 

 Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They  are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural  resonance.   To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular  level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the affects  of which we are just starting to see and feel.

Click here for RESONANCE documentary.
Cell Phone Dangers for Children - click here
Interview with Dr. Devra Davis on risks of cell phone use - click here
Cell phone use - Business Executive's tumor - click here
CNN Article on cell phone risks - click here
University of Pittsburgh - Dr. Ronald Herberman recommendations - click here
International research - click here

Is there anything that we can do to help protect ourselves while using cell phones?   Yes.  

Tachyonized Phone Micro-Disk – this is a simple 1” round disk that you adhere to any smartphone, iPod or hand held gaming device.
You can click    here     to learn more about these or send me and email - laura@athomewithwellness.com and I can send you a document.  Once you click on the link, go to the tab that says TACHYON PRODUCTS, then click CELL PHONES.
It is well worth your time to spend 15 minutes reading about cell phones and their EMF's.... and then determining what you can do to help protect yourself and your children.