How Probiotics Could Reverse Obesity, Autism and Depression

February 7, 2018 at 1:01 am

Obesity, depression and autistic behavior were reversed in mice inoculated with new gut bacteria. Scientists suggest probiotics could do the same for humans.

Whether by dietary changes, probiotic pills or even fecal transplants, changing our gut bacteria could potentially cure all kinds of disease, says Rob Knight, founder of the American Gut Project.

Teen Depression and Suicide Rates are Rising in Tandem with Smartphone Ownership, Researchers Find

November 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm

Teen suicide rates rose 31 percent between 2010 and 2015. Teen depression rates rose 33 percent over the same period.

Guess what else rose around 35 percent during that time period? Teen smartphone ownership.

Depression is A Disease of Civilization: Hunter-Gatherers Hold the Key to the Cure

February 24, 2016 at 12:40 am


Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation.

It robs people of sleep, energy, focus, memory, sex drive and their basic ability to experience the pleasures of life, says author of The Depression Cure Stephen Ildari. It can destroy people’s desire to love, work, play and even their will to live. If left unchecked it can cause permanent brain damage.