July 21, 2015

Epigenetic changes in brain development. Nature and nurture work together.

 

The old adagio nature vs nurture is shaky.

 

“The environment is a critical player in how your genetic endowments work” (Yehuda)

 

and the development of a human being is not anymore a decision be...

July 21, 2015

Stress has become a word used colloquially in many circumstances of minor or major complaints. An annoying person is a ‘stress’, work is ‘stressing’, worries are ‘stress’, the weather can be ‘stressful’ etc. It is a common saying but it is all also anatomically true; a...

July 21, 2015

Diet and behavior (smoking, drinking, physical activity, social interactions etc.) have a direct effect on your DNA! One cannot anymore say “It’s in my genes” and shake off responsibility for taking care of one’s own body, mind and health. We do have serious effects on...

July 13, 2015

Name: Tamanu oil (Calophyllum inophyllum).

Citizenship: South East Asia and Pacific Islands

Profession: skin healer and revitalizer

 

I met it while I was leaving in New Caledonia and started appreciating its consitency and fantastic properties right away. I fell in love...

July 13, 2015

Symbiotic microbes participate in both our body and our metal health. Our intestinal microbes affect our brain using a communication system (the so called gut-brain axis) that goes beyond our proper structures (nerves, blood, hormones, neurotransmitters). This is a fie...

July 9, 2015

A symbiont is an organism that lives in tight connection with, on or inside another organism (the host) and exploits some of its host services (usually shelter or food) in exchange of others (usually food). Corals and microalgae zooxhantellae live in such a mutual adva...

July 3, 2015

Wondering if gut bateria can make yu slim or happy? Read this series of articles (3) to find out. A summary of current research - the body is still a plartial mystery...

 

If you had to dive into the gut (figuratively, of course) research like I did, you would be overwhe...

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