Wellness for the rest of us

Changing habits, one month at a time

Changing habits, one month at a time

There is so much written about healthy lifestyles, and we have blogged on this ourselves, in relation to reducing stress, improving diet and sleep and exercising more.  We know what...

Changing habits, one month at a time

There is so much written about healthy lifestyles, and we have blogged on this ourselves, in relation to reducing stress, improving diet and sleep and exercising more.  We know what...

The Gut as a Modulator of Aging

The Gut as a Modulator of Aging

As we age, the presence of protective bacterial species can be reduced, especially when we are exposed to factors which negatively affect the ratio of the microbial populations in our...

The Gut as a Modulator of Aging

As we age, the presence of protective bacterial species can be reduced, especially when we are exposed to factors which negatively affect the ratio of the microbial populations in our...

The aging brain

The aging brain

Our brain, like all of our organs, deteriorates with age and that deterioration is not linear - the volume of the brain and/or its weight declines with age at a...

The aging brain

Our brain, like all of our organs, deteriorates with age and that deterioration is not linear - the volume of the brain and/or its weight declines with age at a...

What we eat influences how we feel!

What we eat influences how we feel!

Communication between our gut and our brain goes two ways: from the central nervous system, in the brain, to the enteric nervous system in the digestive system (and vice versa)....

What we eat influences how we feel!

Communication between our gut and our brain goes two ways: from the central nervous system, in the brain, to the enteric nervous system in the digestive system (and vice versa)....

Should I Eat Potatoes?

Should I Eat Potatoes?

In summary, here are our potato rules of thumb! Potatoes should be part of a healthy diet, particularly in the boiled form and with their skins left on – they...

Should I Eat Potatoes?

In summary, here are our potato rules of thumb! Potatoes should be part of a healthy diet, particularly in the boiled form and with their skins left on – they...

A macrophage (type white blood cell) destroying an invading pathogen (phagocytosis)

What are macrophages and why are they important...

Macrophages are present throughout our bodies and in our major organs.  In the lungs, when air is inhaled for oxygen exchange, toxic substances (eg bacteria, viruses and fungi) may be...

What are macrophages and why are they important...

Macrophages are present throughout our bodies and in our major organs.  In the lungs, when air is inhaled for oxygen exchange, toxic substances (eg bacteria, viruses and fungi) may be...