1. Alzheimer’s Can Start in Your Twenties?! Or Not.

    I read something fascinating this week in one of Dr Mercola’s blogs that beautifully pulls together concepts of several of my blogs. "Your brain and gut developed from the same type of tissue when you were a fetus!" This little factoid demonstrates yet another way of how your gut and brain are truly, and intimately, connected. Additionally, the nervous systems of your brain and gut are connected…Read More

  2. Hidden Sugar: Where You Least Expect It!

    Sugar - Hidden in Carbohydrates  Some nutritional concepts and terminology can be confusing if you’re not familiar with how food works in the body. Take “carbohydrates”, for example. Carbohydrates are composed of sugar molecules. As you chew, an enzyme in your mouth (salivary amylase) immediately starts to break down the carbohydrate molecules into simpler sugars containing 2 sugar molecule…Read More

  3. How Unhealthy Food Causes Disease

    I love to understand how stuff works, and I was reading a really interesting clinical review (Cao, 2014) the other day that explained at a cellular level how unhealthy food can cause chronic disease. It was fascinating! The Assembly Line A particular organelle (endoplasmic reticulum) in your cells uses a template of your genes to make proteins in an “assembly line” fashion. These proteins, onc…Read More