Category Archives: Health

Can your biome make you fat?

  Is there a relationship between our gut bacteria and our BMI? According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt in her new book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat,” she suggests that scientists are finding evidence of a complex relationship that can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways. Source: Can your biome make you fat?

Is Social Connection the Key to a Long and Healthy Life?

According to psychologist Susan Pinker, research indicates that it’s not exercise and diet that most determine longevity, but the number and quality of personal relationships that does. Pinker studied the inhabitants of the island of Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, which boasts six times the number of centenarians as the mainland and ten times […]

Essential Oils For Old Dogs?

Tokyo, Japan: It wasn’t until recently that my knowledge of oils was limited to two types: the black stuff that you put into your car and the clear stuff that you put on your frypan. Yes, I know, I was a typical clueless and uninterested guy. Fortunately, starting about fifteen years ago, my younger sister […]

These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat

Bill Marler, an attorney with 20 years of experience in food-poisoning litigation, fears these six foods the most. Source: These are the things that a food-poisoning expert doesn’t eat – Business Insider

Why Everyone’s Suddenly Talking About Gut Bacteria

Laura Entis, in a recent Fortune article, writes that gut bacteria has suddenly become all the rage again and now there is growing evidence that you can “catch” infections such skinniness, and obesity depending on the mix of microbes in your gut.  Some researchers speculate that the growing rate of antibiotic/ antibacterial substances used in healthcare treatment and in […]

Study: Agriculture must reduce methane emissions five-fold

When it comes to the causes of global warming and climate change, many of us picture billowing clouds of black, toxic smoke spewing from vehicles and factories.  However, a growing number of environmental experts is sounding the alarm that we should take immediate steps in altering our food production. Source: Study: Agriculture must reduce methane emissions five-fold – […]

What a Top Brain Health Expert Eats for Breakfast and Lunch

Nutritional neurologist Dr. David Permultter let Yahoo Health into his kitchen. Spoiler alert: He is not afraid of olive oil! By Max Lugavere, Yahoo Health contributor Filmmaker Max Lugavere is known for his popular vlogs on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. Source: What a Top Brain Health Expert Eats for […]

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Need a Brain Upgrade?  Do It Yourself!

 

Have you ever thought how nice it might be to clean the cobwebs from the old cranium and pop in a new, freshly upgraded brain?  If you thought your only recourse was to track down an evil brain-transplanting scientist, think again.   According to neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret in her recent TED Talk, you can do the brain exchange yourself by making a few simple lifestyle changes which enhance neurogenesis.

People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not

Before you throw away your next banana peel, read this.  Maybe you can do yourself, and the environment, a big favor.   Source: People around the world are eating banana peels because they know something that Westerners do not – Yahoo Finance

Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – Yahoo News

A huge headache for many cities around the globe is figuring out how they can continue to maintain their aging water and sewer systems, treating ever more polluted water, without significantly raising rates. Source: Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – Yahoo News