There is no doubt that sleep plays a crucial role in brain health and function, and as it turns out, the gut and the brain are basically in constant communication through the gut-brain axis. More specifically, the gut in gut-brain axis refers to the microbiome, or the collection of all microorganisms like bacteria, yeasts, and fungi that live in the intestines. The gut-brain axis is a two-way communication, so not only can those little critters in the gut influence heath, but mental and emotional state of a person can impact the microbiome.
Screens are all around us, and they are certainly here to stay. From televisions to smartphones, from tablets to laptops, there is literally a screen for everything. It’s the question so many parents face: How much screen time should children be allowed?
In some cases, living with women undergoing the effects of the menopausal transition can leave their partners feeling like their world’s been turned upside down. Try these tips to make this temporary stage of life a little more bearable.
In spite of following sleep hygiene basics (dark room, no caffeine, etc.), many people find themselves wide awake at 3:00 in the morning. Maribeth Evezich, MS, RD shares some reasons why this may happen.