The early work in psychoneuroimmunology by American molecular biologist Candace Pert (1946-2013) brought specific attention to the role of neuropeptides, created by brain neurons, and their receptors throughout the body. As a graduate student, Pert discovered opiate receptors in the brain. She completed a PhD in Pharmacology in 1974.
In her 1997 book, Molecules of Emotion: Why you feel the way you feel, Pert posited that neuropeptides like endorphins actually connect emotions in a constant and flowing brain-mind-body bidirectional information network.
Water is universal to life. Not just as a liquid needed for hydration, but as an essential player in every interaction between molecules and a carrier of information. As one of the fundamental principles of vibrational medicine, water’s ability to form complex structures explains many of these phenomena, many of which are still new to science. We hope that our structured water series will help practitioners to better understand the science and magic of water.
Biochemist Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986) explored the bioenergetic role of water in the human body with a special interest in the working of muscles. In “Water Structure and Bioenergetics” written in the 1950s, Szent-Györgyi explains some of these cellular mechanics including the relationship of ions and ATP in the contraction of muscle fibers ...
Allergy sufferers know too well the itchy, sneezing effects of the release of histamine. This neurotransmitter, produced primarily by white blood cells such as mast cells, eosinophils and basophils, can be suppressed with chemical antihistamines. Indeed, while histamine is involved in some 23 physiological functions including gastric acid release its most studied role is in the inflammatory response during an allergic reaction. Read More
Lack of sleep and excessive stimulation – work, hectic pace, worry – can manifest in a state of “turbo-charged wakefulness” while at the same time being bone tired.
Coined by clinical psychologist Rubin Naiman, being “wired but tired” or t’wired is characterized by “racing brain waves, a rapid heart rate, overheated core body temperature and dysfunctional hormonal rhythms… all of which serve to hinder night time sleep and mask daytime sleepiness.”
Early on, it was assumed that because humans do not have a shikimate enzyme pathway, we would be little impacted by the herbicide. It turns out, though, that bacteria in the human gut do have this pathway. And so, ingesting glyphosate will disrupt or destroy gut bacteria thereby interfering with digestion and promoting dysbiosis. According to a 2020 study in theJournal of Hazardous Materials, “54% of the human core gut bacterial species are potentially sensitive to glyphosate.” Read More
Geopathyis the fascinating study of the Earth's electro-magnetic radiations on the health of humans, animals and plants.Geopathic stress (GS) occurs when these energies are disrupted or altered (naturally or by human activity) thereby affecting the cells, glands, tissues and the electrical activity of the nervous system. These disruptions orgeopathic stressors include the frequencies of underground streams and cavities, certain mineral concentrations, fault lines, the movement/energies of wind, water/precipitation, change in temperature and pressure and many more. Read More
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is an allergic skin disease that usually develops in early childhood. From the Greek word “ekzema” for skin that “boils out” this rash is characterized by itchy papules that can form fluid-filled or crusted lesions. The skin in affected areas can thicken and is susceptible to cracking. In children, eczema frequently appears on the hands, wrists, crooks of arms and elbows, knees, face and neck. Subsequent bacterial and viral infections of the skin are common. Read More
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition with lesions commonly blamed on increased sebum production, hyperkeratinisation, and colonization of Cutibacterium acnes (formerly called Propionibacterium acnes).
New acne research has focused on the “gut-brain-skin axis” exploring the intersection of dysbiosis, stress and skin microbiota:
…the cutaneous microbiota in acne patients and acne-free individuals differ at the virulent-specific lineage level. Acne also has close connections with the gastrointestinal tract, and many argue that the gut microbiota could be involved in the pathogenic process of acne...
Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune skin condition. It is characterised by the rapid regeneration and accumulation of keratinocytes resulting in raised, red patches that become scaly. Normal keratinocytes, the keratin-producing cells found in the basal layer of the skin, move gradually to the surface of the epidermis where they will die and flake off. In people with psoriasis, this takes place over 3 to 7 days, whereas in normal skin it takes 3-4 weeks. Read More