The Science of the “Munchies”

The Science of the “Munchies”

Marijuana use has long been associated with the “munchie” phenomenon and now a mouse study may shed light on why. Hyperphagia, or over eating, after getting high is due to certain cells in the hypothalmus called  pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons that activate melanocyte stimulating hormone (a-MSH) that generates feelings of fullness. When POMC neurons are manipulated in […]

Crohn’s Disease- Diet and Nutrition, Medicine of Choice

Crohn’s Disease- Diet and Nutrition, Medicine of Choice

With so many people concerned about their diet, it is no surprise that research continues on how to treat disease with the foods we eat, or don’t eat. The intestines and their inhabitants, our bacteria, or microbiome, have a tremendous impact on our immune system. Researchers at Newcastle University in England and University of Michigan […]

Treating Huntington’s Disease For the Next Generation

Treating Huntington’s Disease For the Next Generation

Genetic diseases are passed from parent to child; diseases like cancer, mental illness, Huntington’s disease and others. But what if there was a way to lessen the impact to your children? Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute are studying the possibility!! It’s all about epigenetics.   Epigenetics is studying the effect of how outside forces like […]