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 […]

The Collagen Craze: Why Everyone’s Talking About It

Microbes, Mood and Mental Health

Collagen is a sort of natural glue for the skin and diminishes as we age. Think “knitting needles”. However, supplementation may help to support aging skin and joints. Collagen peptides, the building blocks of this essential protein, are increasingly sought for their potential health benefits, ranging from skin rejuvenation to muscle strengthening. five Possible Benefits […]

The Lifespan of Cells: Fuel Your Body For Success

The Lifespan of Cells: Why Healthy Eating Is Key!

The human body replaces its own cells regularly. Scientists have pinned down the speed and extent of this “turnover.” Two thirds of our body is made up of roughly 30 trillion human cells. Tiny cells in our blood  live only three to 120 days, and the cells in the lining of our gut typically live […]

5 Keys for Less Holiday Stress!

The Lifespan of Cells: Why Healthy Eating Is Key!

Here are my 5 keys to less holiday stress. The holidays can be a stressful time of year, with all the demands of shopping, cooking, entertaining, and traveling.  For some, holidays might remind you of a loved one you lost, plunging you into a lonely and stressful mood. Sometimes, it’s the anxiety of the expectations […]

Can Spirituality Extend Life Expectancy?

Can Spirituality Extend Life Expectancy?

Can spirituality extend life expectancy? A 2022 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), highlights the importance of incorporating spirituality into care for both serious illnesses and overall health. The study was conducted by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham Women’s Hospital and represents the most rigorous and […]

Travel Sleep Tips for Your Best Rest on the Road

Can Spirituality Extend Life Expectancy?

There’s nothing quite like sinking into your own bed after a long, exhausting day. Unfortunately, this luxury isn’t an option when you’re traveling. But this doesn’t mean you have to give up on quality sleep on the road. Why, exactly, is it so hard to sleep while you travel? The following sections break down the […]

The Power of a Good Night’s Sleep

The power of a good night’s sleep in this fast-paced, modern world is often undervalued and overlooked. We prioritize work, social engagements, and entertainment over the essential need for quality rest. However, science has shown time and again that a good night’s sleep is not just a luxury but a powerful ally in maintaining our […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Stress is Fattening

Let’s define stress first. Most people only think of psychological stress when they hear the term “stress”. Things like family or job issues, or traffic or money worries. Yes, these can certainly be stressful. There are also less obvious stressors and what I call “hidden” stressors that have the same physiological effect on the body. […]