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The human microbiome: Me, myself, us WHAT’S a man? Or, indeed, a woman? Biologically, the answer might seem obvious. A human being is an individual who has grown from a fertilised egg which contained genes from both father and mother. A growing band of biologists, however, think this definition incomplete. They see people not just as individuals, but also as ecosystems. A healthy adult human harbours some 100 trillion bacteria in his gut alone. And it really is a system, for evolution has aligned the interests of host and bugs. That bacteria can cause disease is no revelation. A bug’s life One way to think of the microbiome is as an additional human organ, albeit a rather peculiar one. The microbiome, too, is organised. Specialised; but not monotonous. That detail is significant. This early nutritional role, moreover, is magnified throughout life. The fat of the land This role in nutrition points to one way in which an off-kilter microbiome can affect its host: what feeds a body can also overfeed or underfeed it.

Welcome to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration The Ketogenic Resource This Resource provides information on the ketogenic diet and related matters like epilepsy and cerebral palsy in young children. It is particularly intended for UK visitors, but most of the information is relevant to interested visitors, world-wide. Weasel words The Ketogenic Resource is not a source of medical advice; if you need professional advice you should consult your doctor or neurologist. Some of the opinions expressed may be controversial; so far as possible these have been highlighted in red. A tour around the Ketogenic Resource This Resource is a result of our personal experience. This section explains the genesis of the Ketogenic Resource and gives a general introduction to the topics as well as information about the organisation of the Resource. The ketogenic diet The ketogenic diet is a high fat diet that can control epileptic fits in some cases, although it is not known how it works. Infantile spasms and other epilepsies (prototype) Cerebral palsy Related medical conditions

Enema easy as 123 {A} The most important thing you need to know about receiving an enema is too. "Relax" Relaxation is a key ingredient for taking and receiving a good enema. {B} Another is Communication if self administering. {C} Consideration is another important part of enemas. Steps for a Warm Water Enema (1) Choose a warm comfortable place for your enema. (2) Fill enema container with warm filtered water (water should be 103°F) make sure tubing clamp is closed, Lubricate the nozzle/rectal tube, Their are many possible positions for administering or receiving an enema. If you feel cramping, clamp the tubing off and wait for cramping to subside, this should only take a few seconds then resume the flow. When receiving the enema: Massage abdomen in a counter-clockwise direction this will help move the solution higher into the colon. Massaging the abdomen during the administration of an enema will help the recipient except more of the enema solution. Enemas are NOT dirty, weird or wrong ! Main Page

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