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Soil Microbes: Nature heals

Nature heals. This can sound like a poetic and sweet sentiment, that may leave some of us wanting more actionable statements. Although lacking in poetry, I’ve got one for you: The common soil microbe Mycobacterium vaccae has been shown to alleviate depression. Yes, dirt is an antidepressant. This soilborne bacterium is transdermal, meaning it soaks through […]

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VASPER therapy and its Healing Powers

VASPER offers incredible benefits by three principles: (1) Cooling, (2) Compression, and (3) Electricity. It is applicable for all including those who have not exercised to those of elite fitness status. It has been shown to help muscle and brain injury as well as improve mitochondrial bioenergetics and production of stem cells. 1. Our blood […]

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What does age have to do with it? Brain health for all decades

By Ilene S. Ruhoy, MD, PhD As we get older, even if we are healthy, all organs undergo change with each passing decade. And our brains are no exception. Age-related changes of the brain are not necessarily indicative of disease or degeneration. Brain cells no longer divide after we are born as do many other […]

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The Brain-Vagus-Gut Connection

The connection between our guts and our brains cannot be denied. While the relationship between the gut and the brain has been known since the 19th century in terms of control of peristalsis, or motility, we have developed a greater understanding of just how important the crosstalk is between the two organs. The burgeoning field […]

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Detox Your Brain

Detoxification seems to be a buzz word these days. It is certainly a key phrase that gets people’s attention. But what is detoxification? What does it mean to detoxify? And how is our brain involved? Physiologically, detoxification is an essential cellular function that without the means to do so would be incompatible with life, at […]

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How Leaky Gut Connects to Leaky Brain

Written by Carley Squires, ND, LAc There is a two-way communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract often referred to as the “brain–gut axis,” so it makes sense that increased inflammation in one would result in inflammation of the other. But, how do we get inflammation in the gut or brain? And, how exactly […]

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ENERGY FOR THE BRAIN

The brain depends on many nutrients for function and performance. Importantly, the brain cannot manufacture its own nutrients and therefore depends on delivery of these compounds from the body. The body, of course, gets its source of nutrients from the diet. Therefore, what we choose to eat can either nourish the brain or starve the […]

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