Writing Exercise #8

The most interesting thing that I’ve learned about is the influence our gut microbiome has on our overall health and ways that we can manage it for the best of our bodies. I did not know how dangerous antibiotics could be, I learned that taking antibiotics for something for only 7 days can affect the… Continue reading Writing Exercise #8

Writing Exercise #7

The first factor that comes to mind that could influence the colonization of the microbial community in newborn infants is if the mother is actively taking probiotics especially those that would directly affect the placental microbiota as that directly affects the developing fetus. I would think it is also good to keep the vaginal microbiota… Continue reading Writing Exercise #7

Writing Exercise #6

I have taken antibiotics before when I had strep throat to speed up the recovery process but I know that it could also go away on its own without strep throat. I think in the future, whenever I have the choice to take antibiotics or not, I would prefer not to take it if it… Continue reading Writing Exercise #6

Writing Exercise #5

Personally I am a huge fan of eating sushi and sashimi, especially tuna and salmon. I know that it is better to spend more on quality sushi to ensure that the fish is sushi grade and sanitary or else there may be a bunch of parasites from the ocean inside my body. Some ways to… Continue reading Writing Exercise #5

Writing Exercise #4

(1) In their primary research article entitled “How much will it hurt? HPV vaccine side effects and influence on completion of the three-dose regimen” (2009), Paul Reiter, Noel Brewer, Sami Gottlieb, Annie-Laurie McRee, and Jennifer Smith assert that the HPV vaccine has no long lasting side effects and that it is perfectly safe for young… Continue reading Writing Exercise #4

Writing Exercise #3

The first behavior that comes to mind into a changing microbial gut community is not properly cleaning and cooking meats, especially chicken. Consuming raw or uncooked poultry introduces campylobacteria as well as salmonella and other bacteria that will cause discomfort and other gastrointestinal issues. Breaking this habit is not difficult though, learning how to prepare… Continue reading Writing Exercise #3

Writing Exercise #2

I think that besides having a vaccine for HPV types 16 and 18 there should also be vaccines made for HPV31 and HPV 45 because those account for up to 80% of cervical cancers. The other strains 33, 35, 39, 51, 52, 56, 58 and 59 together only make up 20% of the causes for… Continue reading Writing Exercise #2

Writing Exercise #1

The first non-infectious disease that I could think of was Asthma which can be triggered from allergens such as dust mites, pollen and mold. These are especially impactful on infants or young children who are still developing their immune systems. It is not possible to spread asthma to another person because each person’s lungs will… Continue reading Writing Exercise #1