The gastrointestinal (GI) tract or “gut” has a lining that separates its contents from the body’s other tissues and organs. The gut houses a diverse resident population of bacteria, along with some viruses and fungi. These are usually good for us. We give them food and shelter and they
On a scale from 1 to 10, where’s your anxiety level right now? Do you feel like everything’s up in the air and you can’t make any solid plans? Are you living in a constant state of worry and stress? Perhaps the global health crisis has completely disrupted your daily schedule, creating
The human body has an average of 60,000 miles of blood vessels. Mind-boggling, isn’t it? Your body’s vast network of blood vessels facilitate the flow of blood, which brings nutrients and oxygen to your cells and organs, and then carries away the waste. Keeping the blood moving through yo
Did you know there are 13 vitamins that are essential to your survival? Among them is the lineup of B vitamins such as thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), and niacin (vitamin B3). Another essential vitamin is folate. What’s Folate? Folate is commonly known for its critical role i
With the colder months approaching, it’s a great time to learn how to be more sustainable at home. That means living in a way that doesn’t deplete or damage your personal health or resources – or the world’s. If you consider your personal resources as time, money, and energy, it s
Do you have problems with focus, mood, memory, motivation, impulsivity, inflexibility, work performance, or relationships? If so, your neurotransmitters may be out of balance. What Are Neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters (or just transmitters) are substances selectively produced and released
A recent government report found that one in nine Americans aged 45 and older say they’re experiencing cognitive decline, which includes memory loss. While frequent memory lapses or brain fog may be common in your 40s, 50s, and 60s, too often they’re written off as a normal part of aging.