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Adopting Adaptogens

Photo by Josh Millgate on Unsplash Dating back to the origins of Ayurveda, the Indian disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and logic, over 2000 years ago, the idea of homeostasis (a steady, stable state of being) as the benchmark for optimal…

What a Pickle

Photo by The Matter of Food on Unsplash While many anthropologists will point to the development of agriculture and language as the most critical steps in humanity’s climb to the top of the food chain, more and more academics are…

Not So Fast

Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash Is intermittent fasting just the latest fad dieting idea, or is it a promising way to align with your circadian rhythm and improve brain function, as well as combat insulin resistance, inflammation, obesity, hypertension, and…

Bone Appetit

Photo by Bluebird Provisions on Unsplash The first rainy days of the year always seem like a good excuse for soup, and a good soup starts with a good homemade stock. Bone broth is a remarkably easy and healthy way…

So Healthy Together: The Care and Feeding of Your Immune System

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash With all of the COVID-related anxiety we’ve slogged through these past years, it’s been very easy to forget just how remarkable the human immune system is. All animals have some ability to recognize and…

What’s Cooking?

Photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash We aren’t just what we eat, we’re also how we eat it. Our evolution as a species, particularly that of our brains, has been tied to our remarkable ability to extract nutrition…

Autoimmunity

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash Over the past 100 years or so the medical world has gone from vehemently denying the possibility that the body’s immune system could turn on itself, to cataloging as many as 80 autoimmune disorders.…

Skin in the Game

Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas from Pexels The human skin is a multi-layered organ that covers almost the entire body. The related parts of the so-called integumentary system are the hair, nails and glands producing sweat and oil. The average human’s skin…

This Gland is Your Gland

Photo by Nhia Moua on Unsplash Your body has its own highly specialized and sophisticated chemical manufacturing system. Glands are tissues or mini-organs that produce substances and deliver them locally or systemically to perform a wide range of functions in…

Tour of the Organ Body, Endgame: The Intestines

Photo by Eduardo Goody on Unsplash Finally, we come to the end of the line on our tour of the organ body, the small and large intestine. This is where most nutrients are absorbed from the food we have eaten…