The Gut-Brain Axis and Its Relationship to Health

Introduction to the Gut-Brain Axis Everything is connected. At a large scale, this is true when thinking about our planet: our choices influence our environment, which affects the plants and animals of our ecosystem. Ultimately, the systems come back to influence us once again. These same effects occur locally: the actions and kindnesses we should … Continue reading The Gut-Brain Axis and Its Relationship to Health

What is Leptospirosis? Why is it on the Incline in Philippines?

From January to June of 2021, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported a spike in leptospirosis cases compared to the same time in 2020 (589 compared to 520)

Microbes in Health and Disease

Introduction to the YHF Microbe Section This section will provide more specific information on bacteria, yeast, fungi, and protozoa. Dr. Cirino will include cases reports, photos, and articles. Have a look around from the menu bar - just look for the world with a mask icon for the infectious diseases topics. Did you know that … Continue reading Microbes in Health and Disease

The Microbiome: Unlocking the Key to Health

What is the microbiome? The word microbiome  describes the trillions of viruses, fungi, and bacteria that live on or within the human body in various habitats such as the skin, mouth, colon and vagina.  Each site has characteristics, including pH, water and oxygen content, temperature, and chemical metabolites, that favor certain bacteria over others.  Our normal … Continue reading The Microbiome: Unlocking the Key to Health

MRSA Infections: Best Advice for Treating and Preventing Them

The article is a summary on treating MRSA and other Staph aureus skin infections and colonization. If you have had Staph aureus infections, this article is a great way to prevent further problems with this bacteria. As an infection doctor, this is one of the most common reasons that I see people. This article is packed with information. If … Continue reading MRSA Infections: Best Advice for Treating and Preventing Them