Onions are an overlooked vegetable. Whether they’re being sautéed for a soup, sliced for a burger, or pickled for a salad, onions rarely steal the show of a meal, although they often inspire a sob story.
It’s never fun to be at home with a cold or flu. While we may not be able to prevent them, we may be able to take steps that can reduce our exposure and have an impact on duration and severity. Here are some things you can do before, during, and even after the onset of a cold or flu:
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.
The first thought that likely comes to mind when you hear the word “microbiome,” is the gut. But the human microbiome extends far beyond the intestines. The word microbiome refers to the trillions of microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites that call the human body home.1 These little critters, especially bacteria, are mostly concentrated in the small and large intestine, but also inhabit the skin.1
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.
Many factors influence why we sometimes forget where we put our keys or lose focus throughout the day, and brain energy metabolism is one of them. Learn why, and how, a ketogenic diet can positively affect cognition.
It’s a hot topic lately: Phosphatidylserine facilitates communication between brain and nerve cells, delivering nutrients and helping to keep these cells intact. Learn more about this important phospholipid’s health benefits.