17 Ways to Help Your Microbiome and Brain, Boost Mood, Reduce Anxiety and Support Mental Wellness

17 Ways to Help Your Microbiome and Brain, Boost Mood, Reduce Anxiety and Support Mental Wellness

Recently, self-care has taken center stage as people look for ways to steady themselves and soothe their psyches. While movement, meditation and relaxation are essential for maintaining an even keel, if you’re eating poorly – think sugar, starchy foods, processed and junk foods – you’ll likely still wind up with slipping and dipping moods, in part because the trillions of multi-species bacteria that make up your gut microbiome aren’t getting enough of the nourishment they need to do their best work – and your brain suffers too. Simply put, food can make or break a big chunk of your mental health and have a powerful impact on mood.
7 Thoughts On Releasing Big Pharma’s Vice-like-Grip On Your Health

7 Thoughts On Releasing Big Pharma’s Vice-like-Grip On Your Health

We live in a pharma-rich country with a health care system that encourages everyone to dig in. I do not. Instead, I encourage all my patients to take a close look at the pill-for-what-ails-you approach that your doc, the pharmaceutical companies and health insurers perpetuate. Are drugs always the answer? And what’s in it for your health? Here’s another question worth asking: Given that so many common ills don’t actually warrant drugs, why is just about everyone on them?
11 Life-Changing Effects of Berberine

11 Life-Changing Effects of Berberine

Berberine has, for thousands of years, been used to treat an enormous range of conditions, including eye, mouth and ear infections; skin irritations; wound healing; fever; microbial pathogens; digestive and respiratory diseases to name a few. Today, berberine gets high marks for its natural pharmacological properties, including its health-supportive effects on the immune system, metabolism, heart and gut health, blood and kidneys as well as for its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory powers.
22 Quick and Easy Instant Health Upgrades

22 Quick and Easy Instant Health Upgrades

Finding it tough to make much needed health and lifestyle changes you know you really need to make? How to change a path of previous fails into a road paved with wellness and vitality? Keep it simple, start small, master one or two habits at a time, and move on to tackle the next upgrade on your list. Also, try starting with the easy stuff first! Keep at it and in time, you’ll evolve into a creature of far more good habits than bad, culminating in major wins for your long-term health and wellness, with positive ripple effects across multiple aspects of your life.
6 Delicious, Nutritious Benefits of Dark Chocolate

6 Delicious, Nutritious Benefits of Dark Chocolate

Chocolate – ancient Mesoamerican civilizations considered it a ‘food of the gods,’ and as a major chocolate fan myself, I’m inclined to agree. The taste of chocolate is so appealing that for most people, finding additional reasons to indulge on the regular hardly seems necessary. But beyond the taste is its overlooked superpower: it’s actually good for you, in all sorts of ways. How to tap into its deliciously medicinal charms? Some food for thought on the world’s most beloved food.

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