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Update: August 2019

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A good reminder to never underestimate the role of microbes in human health and balance:

The Fundamental Link Between Body Weight and the Immune System

[The Atlantic, August 2019]



Our hope is that by passing this information along, you will expand your thinking when it comes to microbes, and be reminded of how vital microbial balance is to your health and the environment.

More Than Half Your Body Is Not Human
[BBC News, April 2018]

Europe Set to Suffer as Climate Change Brings Mosquito Threat
[Aljazeera, April 2019]

Germs in Your Gut Are Talking to Your Brain. Scientists Want to Know What They're Saying
[The New York Times, January 2019]

Researchers Find a Web of Factors Behind Multiple Sclerosis
[NPR, January 2019]

Flu Season Is Here, But How Effective Is The 2018 Flu Shot?
[Fortune, September 2018]

Diet Hit A Snag? Your Gut Bacteria May Be Partly To Blame
[NPR, August 2018]

Treating Disease by Nudging the Microbes Inside Us
[The Atlantic, January 2018]

Viruses: What are they and what do they do?
[Medical News Today, May 2017]

What are Bacteria and what do they do?
[Medical News Today, October 2017]

What is Sepsis
[Prevention, June 2018]

Tick and Mosquito Infections Spreading Rapidly
[The New York Times, May 2018]

Beyond Lyme: New Tick-Borne Diseases On The Rise In U.S.
[NPR, March 2017]

Most tick-borne diseases are from bacteria.

More Than Half Your Body Is Not Human
[BBC News, April 2018]

The human microbiome: Why our microbes could be key to our health
[The Guardian, March 2018]

Your Gut's Gone Viral, And That Might Be Good For Your Health
[NPR, August 2016]

Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate
[Scientific American, September 2017]

When Yogurt Affects the Brain:
Gut bacteria play a role in mood and emotion.

[The Atlantic, September 2014]

Can the Bacteria in Your Gut Explain Your Mood?
[The New York Times Magazine, June 2015]

Mouthwash may kill beneficial bacteria in mouth and trigger diabetes
[The Telegraph, November 2017]

In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons
[The New York Times, January 2018]

Plus, two informative links to help you navigate the season:
      • CDC's Weekly US Map: Influenza Update
      • WHO's International Influenza Update

'Australian flu': spread prompts handshake ban in Northern Ireland churches
[The Guardian, January 2018]

Immune boosting virus could be used to treat brain tumors
[Reuters, January 2018]

This year's flu season looks like a bad one — and it could be coming early
[Popular Science, December 2017]

The Ground Beneath Our Feet
[The1A.org, December 2017]

December 5th is "World Soil Day."

Flu season is here, and experts are already concerned
[CNN, November 2017]

Ancient Viruses Are Buried in Your DNA
[The New York Times, October 2017]

From Blue Cheese To Dirt, How Beautiful Bacteria Can Be
[WBUR.org, October 2017]

Find Out What New Viruses Are Emerging In Your Backyard
[NPR, February 2017]

A preemptive note: We aren't trying to scare you! This article is simply
an excellent example of the way things are changing globally.

Why You Should Eat Your Halloween Candy All at Once
[TIME, October 2017]

Gut Bacteria Can Fluctuate With the Seasons
[The New York Times, August 2017]

Washing Hands for Full 20 Seconds Will Kill Germs and Cut Need for Antibiotics
[The Guardian, September 2017]

Gum Infections Linked to Several Cancers in Women
[Reuters, August 2017]

Gut Bacteria's Belch May Play A Role In Heart Disease
[NPR, August 2013]