Gut Health and Sleep: Are They Related?

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.

Screen Time for Kids: How Much Is Too Much?

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?

Why Do I Keep Waking up at 3 AM?

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.

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