Obesity as a Trigger of Cognitive Health Decline (The Science)
It’s common knowledge that obesity affects our health and increases mortality risk.
Obesity can raise the chances of cardiovascular conditions, diabetes complications, heart attacks, strokes, and a number of other health problems that can kill us—or, at the very least, seriously impair our health.
We’re all familiar with the link between obesity and...
Covid-19: The Lifecycle of a Vaccine Explained
The world is being consumed by news of COVID-19 cases spreading like wildfire, with hundreds of thousands already dead and millions infected around the globe.
The disease has become so serious that it’s reached the level of “global pandemic”, with no signs of it slowing down anytime soon.
That is likely because there is no vaccine to prevent it or...
Essential Oils for Chronic Inflammation (A Surprising New Study)
Essential oils have been around for more than 5000 years and their benefits are truly wonderful. Used first and foremost in aromatherapy, these marvelous oils—derived from plants like lavender, roses, tea tree, peppermint, and rosemary—contain the unique essence of each plant and let off the amazing smells of each.
The chemicals of essential oils...
How Do Red Wine Polyphenols Affect Your Gut Microbiota? (Systematic Study Review)
What if I told you that drinking red wine responsibly and in moderate amounts may be among the healthiest things you can do
It may sound silly, but it turns out that red wine, especially natural red wine, is a lot healthier for you than you originally thought.
For most of us, red wine is something we enjoy over a nice meal, at a fancy restaurant,...
8 Delicious and Nutritious Immune-Boosting Teas
They say “you are what you eat”, but what you drink can have huge consequences for your body—both positive and negative!
Just look at the average Westerner: their daily diet includes far too many servings of sugar-rich, carbonated soda, and you can see it reflected in the many health problems they face.
Drinking the right thing can be just as important...
Covid-19 Vulnerability by Country: The Role of Inequality
Is your city, region, or country more vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19?
That’s a pretty hard question, but it’s one that we all need to ask in these challenging times.
We’ve all read the news about how many countries—including China, Italy, and the United States—fumbled or mishandled the viral outbreaks.
Can This One Plant Compound Help Against Depression?
Depression is a very serious problem, one that affects millions of people around the U.S. and the rest of the world!
According to the National Institute of Mental Health :
Up to 7.1% of all U.S. adults (17.3 million) have had at least one depressive episode within the last year
Adult females have a higher rate of depression compared to adult males—8.7%...
The Vagus Nerve and Its Role In Your Body's Immune Response
By Dr. Robert Silverman
The vagus nerve (tenth cranial nerve) is the longest cranial nerve. In Latin, the word “vagus” means wandering, an appropriate way to describe the path of this nerve.
It runs from the brain stem to the transverse colon. Along the way, it innervates the larynx, esophagus, lungs, trachea, heart, and most of the digestive tract. The brain and gut feed-back...
The Dangers of Eating Fast (and 3 Tips to Reverse This Habit)
When you sit down at the table, how do you eat?
Are you the type of person to savor and enjoy your meals, really tasting each bite? Or do you pound that food like it’s going to disappear?
Sadly, a lot of us fall into the “fast-eating” camp. We tend to blaze through our food at a blistering pace, often eating seconds or thirds before slower eaters have...
What Is Gut Permeability?
By Dr. Robert Silverman
In a healthy digestive system, the cells that form the paper-thin lining of the small and large intestines are packed very closely together. In fact, they’re so close that only what should pass through — digested food (solutes) and water — can enter the bloodstream.