The Second Brain!

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The gut is often referred to as the “second brain” due to its complex network of neurons, known as the enteric nervous system (ENS), which rivals the number of neurons found in the brain of a dog. With approximately 200 million neurons, the ENS is a sophisticated system that can operate independently of the brain, […]

Methylene Blue: A Colorful Boost for Your Health

Methylene Blue, a compound with a distinctive blue hue, is not just a colorant in the laboratory. It’s gaining attention for its potential health benefits. Historically used as a dye and medication, Methylene Blue is now being explored for its therapeutic effects.

Stress, Gut function & Autoimmune Conditions

Stress is a common part of modern life, and can have significant impacts on our physical health. One area that is particularly affected by stress is gut health. Chronic stress can interfere with the normal functioning of the digestive system, leading to a range of digestive problems such as bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Stress can […]

Stress and Sleep

Stress is a common cause of sleep disturbances, and can lead to difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. When we experience stress, our body produces cortisol and other stress hormones, which can interfere with the natural sleep-wake cycle. Chronic stress can also lead to anxiety and depression, which are common contributors to sleep disturbances and […]

Stress and Hormones

Stress is a natural part of life, but it can have negative effects on our health and wellbeing if it becomes chronic. When we experience stress, our body releases hormones that trigger the “fight or flight” response. This response is designed to help us deal with immediate threats, but it can be harmful if it […]

Stress and Digestive Function

The connection between stress and digestion is well established and has been studied extensively. When we are stressed, be it physical or emotional, our body goes into “fight or flight” mode, a physiological response that prepares us to either confront or flee from a perceived threat. In this state, our body redirects blood flow away from non-essential systems, […]

Fibromyalgia: Misunderstandings and Overlooked Factors

Fibromyalgia affects as many as 6 million North Americans and causes more disability than rheumatoid arthritis. Despite these numbers, many diagnoses and treatments for Fibromyalgia are inadequate. CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS Not only are chronic pain and neurobiological issues major factors for Fibromyalgia, but factors like stress, toxins, and nutrient deficiencies can also have a major […]

What is Diabesity, and why is it so common?

Even if you have normal blood sugar, you may be sitting on a timebomb of disease called diabesity. Diabesity prevents you from losing weight and living a longer, healthy life. It’s one of the leading causes of heart disease, dementia, cancer, and premature death. It is almost entirely triggered by environmental and lifestyle factors, and […]