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Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affect Both Mood and Cognition

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders, among them asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. But what is leaky gut?

At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to be tighten woven fabric. The holes allow

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders including asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to tightly woven fabric. The holes allow particles, such as toxins and harmful bacteria,

Boost Your Immunity With Probiotics

Feed your Gut Bacteria for Immunity

Get more dietary fiber and plant foods. Eat at least 14 grams of fiber per 1,000 calories—that’s 28 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet. Choose whole, minimally processed grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds.
Read labels. Probiotic foods and supplements are not regulated by

5 Foods to Help Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is a term that’s commonly used but poorly grasped. “Think of inflammation as irritating chemicals that are released by your immune cells, producing swelling, redness, and pain,” says Susan Blum, MD, MPH, author of The Immune System Recovery Plan (Scribner, 2013). “When the immune system is triggered to release

UHN Blog: Antibiotics Are Over-Prescribed

UHN Blog: Antibiotics Are Over-Prescribed

If your physician prescribes antibiotics, question it. And do some research on your own before taking them. Some doctors are a little too quick with the prescription pad, and some patients (myself included) a little too trusting.

Truth is we’ve been over-prescribing antibiotics in this country for quite some time. It’s

Treating Candida Infections with Diet

Websites blame the yeast Candida albicans for everything from fatigue to brain fog, suggesting that a special diet can “eliminate” this condition. EN researches the truth to these claims.

Candida yeasts normally live on the mucous membranes and skin without causing problems, but sometimes overgrowth can cause a fungal infection (candidiasis)

The Surprising Ways Bacteria in Your Gut Affect Your Moods

Feeling anxious? Enduring a spell of stress and depression? If the latest research is to be believed, it’s possible that your gut microbiota, the trillions of bacteria that live in your intestines, may be at least partially responsible for your feelings. These studies raise the possibility that taking steps to

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