Kids and ADHD, Depression, Anxiety?

nyti.ms/2NUJaQl Here is a very well-balanced article in the NYT about how to approach drugging kids for #MentalWellness issues such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety. This should be a LAST resort. A better first-line option might be to help the child to naturally restore normal microbiome balance and optimize their gut-brain-axis?

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TICKS GROSS ME OUT…

nyti.ms/2OegB1h Excellent article in NYT… Interesting if we could naturally modulate our own microbiome to prevent tick-borne diseases, including Lyme Disease (I think we can)…

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3 Types of Energy

I visited Fresh Living (KUTV Channel 2 – Salt Lake City) yesterday to talk about how during the long hot summer days, it’s important to keep our energy levels high so we can get out there and enjoy everything that we can. It’s easy to temporarily boost energy with sugar/caffeine as with a typical energy

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Tired, Stressed, Depressed = Diseased…

Even minor distress puts you at risk of chronic disease   Dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress at intense levels for a long time can impact our long-term physical health. But what if we are exposed to low levels of psychological distress? Does it still jeopardize our well-being? According to a new study, the answer

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Movement Modulates Microbiome…

Nice study and commentary from researchers at the University of Illinois about how exercise and fitness/obesity status may modulate changes in the microbiome – and thus alter overall health status via modulation of metabolism via the gut-brain-axis. Studies are coming out every week showing how our microbiome may be modulated by a variety of lifestyle

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Nutrient Improvement of Cellular Stress Resilience

Researchers from Brazil describe how a range of phytonutrients (plant-based bioactives) can naturally activate expression of heat shock proteins (HSP) to improve cellular tolerance and resilience to a variety of stressors including oxidation, inflammation, glycation, etc. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29843396/ Dietary Nutrients and Bioactive Substances Modulate Heat Shock Protein (HSP) Expression: A Review. Interest in the heat shock

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Green Tea Prevents Dementia?

Japanese researchers argue that bioactive phytonutrients in green tea (catechins) may be able to reduce neuron (brain cell) damage and prevent/treat the development of a range of neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/29843466/ Beneficial Effects of Green Tea Catechins on Neurodegenerative Diseases. Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Green

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