Category Archives: mind & brain

Gut Bacteria Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

stomachDon’t overlook the bacteria in our gut. They can be very telling about our health.

Finnish scientists found that Parkinson’s disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts.

“Our most important observation was that patients with Parkinson’s have much less bacteria from the Prevotellaceae family; unlike the control group, practically no one in the patient group had a large quantity of bacteria from this family,” said Filip Scheperjans, neurologist at the University of Helsinki Continue reading

 

Vital Exhaustion Affects Heart Health: Mount Sinai Study

tideAre you easily tired, irritable and feeling blue?

Researchers from Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt hospitals found that fatigue, increased irritability and demoralization, also known as vital exhaustion, may raise the risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent. Continue reading

 

The Gut Microbiome and the Brain

Leo GallandMicrobiome stories fill the news. The impact of intestinal microbes on health and disease is widely considered a breakthrough area for scientific research.

But what does it mean for you?

Dr. Leo Galland’s groundbreaking  new article reveals how the millions of microbes in your gut may influence what is going on in your head.
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Killing Yeast with Dr. Anup Kanodia — Part 2

Dr Kanodia_副本I hope you enjoyed reading Part 1 about Killing Yeast. Yeast overgrowth may affect as much as 70% of the population and is often the silent enemy negatively affecting the health of millions of Americans.  Yeast overgrowth also referred to as Candida Albicans is typically caused by:

  • Over-consumption of high sugar and high carbohydrate foods, cookies, cakes, pasta, bread, candy
    • Antibiotics
    • Too much alcohol (particularly beer and wine)
    • Birth control pills
    • Stress

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13 Tips for Surviving the Holidays: Part One

By Dr. Ronald Hoffman

Thanksgiving Day

This week marks the official launch of the “holiday season.” It’s supposed to be a joyous time, full of fellowship and hope, but for many it’s a time of stress and gluttony. We embark on a non-stop “potlatch” of overeating and drinking, our exercise resolve falls by the wayside, we shop incessantly and rack up credit card debt, and we often find that the holidays don’t meet our idyllic expectations. Instead of feeling uplifted, we wind up feeling stressed, exhausted, physically out of sorts, and depressed.
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7 Ways to Reduce Oxidative Stress

By Dr. Doni Wilson

drdoniThere are two ways to reduce oxidative stress — avoiding exposure to unnecessary oxidation and increasing antioxidants.

Oxidation increases when we are exposed to stress, toxins, and infections. It is also increased by sugar and chemicals, so the more you can minimize your exposure to these things, the better – choosing organic foods and avoiding toxins in your environment makes a big difference. Continue reading