Microbes, Mood and Mental Health

Most people are on board with the idea that gut microbes affect our health, but it may be more difficult to accept that they also influence how we feel and think. New research suggests that to maintain a healthy brain, we should tend our gut microbiome. For nearly two decades, neuroscientist John Cryan of University […]

10,000 Steps A Day? Fewer Also Counts!

10,000 Steps A Day? Fewer Also Counts. I actually do measure my steps and I aim for 10,000 steps a day.  This equates to about five miles daily. However, this  may be too large a target for many people and it might discourage you from physical activity. Does it really take nearly five miles daily […]

Psychobiotics, The Future of Mental Health?

Have you heard the term psychobiotics? At this year’s National Wellness Conference in October, 2019, I am speaking on Your Brain and Microbiome (Psychobiotics)- New Imperatives for Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health. YOUR SECOND BRAIN “The second brain,” is a mesh-like network of 500 million neurons lines our entire digestive tract from the esophagus to […]

How Owning A Pet Can Improve Your Overall Health – PART 2

Pets can improve your emotional health. They give unconditional love and are always happy to see you. They shower you with love and attention. This is PART 2 in a series on How Owning A Pet Can Improve Your Overall Health CLICK HERE for PART 1 Knowing that you have someone who loves you at […]

What Causes Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common  gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. In fact, studies estimate that 38-96 million Americans  suffer from IBS, although only 5 to 7% have been diagnosed. Symptoms of IBS include frequent diarrhea, constipation—or both—gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. IBS is a group of symptoms, including abdominal pain or discomfort and changes […]