NSR Research and Links

1. Bacteria and Human Behavior: Peering Into the Universe Within You


Only one in every ten cells in your body is mammalian. By cell count each of us is about 90% bacterial. This massive bacterial presence is found wherever our mammalian selves meet the outside world: the skin, the lungs, the mouth and nose, but especially the gut, where trillions of bacteria live together in what is widely recognized as the most complex ecosystem known in the universe...

 2. Breathing Pattern Disorders and Lumbopelvic pain and Dysfunction

Breathing pattern disorders (BPD) are surprisingly common in the general population, but more so in women. Despite decades of research BPDs remains commonly under-recognized by health care professionals as contributing to pain, fatigue and dysfunction in general and lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction, in particular. These notes focus mainly on one aspect of BPDs potentially negative influence – the contribution towards the evolution, aggravation and maintenance of lumbopelvic pain and dysfunction. Leon Chaitow

3. Evidence Based Approaches to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Leon Chaitow 


This brief review of the latest research into the safe management of IBS suggests that there attention to biomechanical, behavioural, as well as dietary strategies, can commonly be helpful – without medication. 

A discussion the role of the body’s “stress responsive systems” in what have been termed functional somatic syndromes, such as IBS, as involving a “multifactorial interplay between psychological, biological, and social factors.”


4. Newly discovered lectin in okra


Recent research in Brazil has shown the Okra belongs to the list of super charged anti illness foods. Okra contains Lectins which are carb-binding proteins 

with many health benefits ranging from anti-inflammatory properties, pain relief qualities, 

Okra fresh juice preparation inhibited the bacterial adhesion almost completely in the gastric mucosa.The superior fiber found in okra helps to stabilize the blood sugar by curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.

5. Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation


In search of a better understanding of how the mind perceives complex auditory stimuli such as music, he put jazz musicians and rappers in an MRI to study what parts of the brain are involved in the kind of deep creativity that happens when a musician is really in the groove.

What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds. 

6. This article is dedicated to the scientific breakthroughs that confirm the power of ancient psychology and contemplative practices.

Modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in ancient wisdom that, up until now, had been trusted but unproven empirically.

On an intuitive level, we’ve known for centuries that these lifestyle practices can help us lead happy, healthy and balanced lives. But now, with the support of hard science, we can embrace these pieces of ancient wisdom and start really living them. 

7. This Article presents evidence on how the consumption of wheat and other cereal grains, can contribute to the manifestation of chronic inflammation and autoimmune diseases


Wheat and grains increase intestinal permeability and initiating a pro-inflammatory immune response. To accurately estimate the causal relationship of cereal grain intake and inflammation, intervention trials provide us with better evidence

8. The Living Fabric: Introduction to Fascia


Tissues are groups of cells that are similar in structure and function. There are four primary tissue types: epithelial (covering), connective (support), nervous (control), and muscular (movement). Preparing Human Tissue for Microscopy 


Tissue sections must be stained with dyes that bind to different parts of the cell in slightly different ways so that anatomical structures are distinguished from one another.

9 Clinical association between teeth malocclusions, wrong posture and ocular convergence disorders: an epidemiological investigation on school children


In line with current medical principles, which are moving towards a more holistic view of the human body, this study aims to investigate, in an interdisciplinary manner, the incidence of dental malocclusions together with posture and eye convergence disorders.

10. Yoga, Fascia & the Medicine of the future: Interview with Tom Myers

The medicine of the future will have to focus on healing the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases by changing behavior. Yoga, bodywork and other therapies that tap into the transformative potential of the body’s fascial network have an important role to play in this process. 


 We are made up of somewhere between 70 to 100 trillion cells. That’s 70 trillion cells acting together. Most of your cells are little packets of water, like little water balloons. Something has to hold all those 70 trillion cells together. That’s the fascia.


11. Touch as Language in the Bodyʼs Landscape of Perception

Organisms have been communicating among themselves and with their environment from the very beginnings of life, or life could never have succeeded and evolved. Energy fields, vibrations, chemical exchanges, physical contacts, gestures, projected needs and intentions have organized individual cells and ever-more complex organizations of life, orchestrating their mutual existence and interdependence.

12. 10 incredible things which the Nervous System controls automatically 


No matter how behind you are on your to-do list, you should still be proud: You're getting a lot more accomplished right now than you're probably giving yourself credit for. In fact, you're directing, supervising and improvising many complicated functions, and you're making split-second decisions about all of them simultaneously. On top of that, you're not giving any of it one second's conscious thought...


13. Adult Brain Repair Pathway And New Cell-Type Discovered

Researchers from the Rollin Becker Institute have discovered a previously unknown brain cell-type that directly instructs stem cells to produce new neurons.  The research implies that the adult brain is capable of restoring itself following injury.

It is very unexpected and exciting to uncover this hidden gateway, a neural circuit that can directly instruct the stem cells to make more immature neurons




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