October 1, 2018

I used to be an athlete, but this is long time ago, as a child. But since then, I’ve always kept up physical exercise or movement of some kind, and I’ve always had a regular slow heart rhythm, and always passed the EEC test prescribed for participating even to a normal...

September 26, 2018

I’ve just come back from a two-day conference on Brain health where I learned a lot about biochemistry of the brain, the work of hormones and neurotransmitters on the body, the link of depression to stress in life and the central role of gut bacteria in our mental heal...

August 20, 2018

We often heard that the gut microbes exceed human cells in number, being 10¹³-10¹⁴ micro-organisms, ten times the number of our won cells, and weighing approximately 1 kg, or about the weight of the human brain, (Dinan et al. 2015) and containing 150 times as many gene...

March 2, 2016

This condition of the mind is not simply a state of mind. Mind and body are a whole, part of the human organism, physically and chemically. What happens down below is mirrored by the functioning of the mind, what happens up above is driven by the body.

 

Depression, and...

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 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...

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