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The Gut Brain Axis

The Gut Brain Axis

You’re probably familiar with some of these phrases. These common phrases have been around for a long time, because people have long sensed a connection between the gut and the brain. Now that we have a better understanding of the biology behind this connection, it 

A2 milk explained

A2 milk explained

Zebu cattle are not animals I’ve thought much about, ever. But I came across an interesting article about them recently. I learned that zebu are small relatives of oxen, native to Southwest Asia. They’ve been raised for meat and milk for thousands of years. The 

Broccoli 365?

Broccoli 365?

Back in November, broccoli started to make a lot of sense to me. I’d been walking past it all summer but suddenly I was craving it. Broccoli has a winter sort of flavor: robust, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. Added bonus: it’s chewy and filling. After 

DHA for dry eye syndrome

DHA for dry eye syndrome

Many years ago I went through a severe bout of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES). I was at wits end. I live in a dry climate, which didn’t help. I had a test to measure tear production. Result: zero tears. What to do? Some research pointed 

6 reasons to eat grapefruit

6 reasons to eat grapefruit

Need a break from holiday food overload? Think grapefruit. Nutrients The table compares a few key nutrients in red and white grapefruit. Protein and fat are negligible; vitamin D, B12 and E are not present. Grapefruit has small amounts of other B vitamins and minerals, 

Nuts for the holidays

Nuts for the holidays

When you think of holiday foods, what comes to mind? And… nuts? Nuts for baking, for snacking, for gifts. With the glut of sweets this time of year (see list), nuts can be a welcome relief. Nuts are the seed of various trees and bushes,