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Link Between Gut Bacteria, Estradiol, and Depression Discovered

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A potential new cause of depression in premenopausal women has been uncovered. According to a study in the journal Cell Metabolism, women struggling with depression during their reproductive years have lower levels of estradiol — and the microbiome appears to play a significant role in this connection. Previous research showsRead

Zonulin: A Key to Understanding Leaky Gut & Certain Diseases

Over the past 15 years, a growing body of published research supports the hypothesis that the protein zonulin is a key modulator of the tight junctions between enterocytes in the intestines. Here is a brief overview of Zonulin From Wikipedia: Zonulin is a protein that modulates the permeability of tightRead

Research-Backed Ingredients to Support Mood Balance

Love Your Happy Place The human microbiota consists of trillions of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and others. The vast majority, around 70%, of these microbes reside in the gut and are vital to immune and metabolic health. The gut microbiota also affects your cognitive function and mood throughRead

New Active Compounds in Lion’s Mane Enhance Brain Health & Memory

Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) has been prized for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for its brain- and health-boosting properties. Now researchers from The University of Queensland have taken a big step in better understanding it, thanks to the discovery of bioactive compounds that increase nerve growth and improve memory. TheseRead

Ashwagandha and Saffron: Key Tools for a New Era of Living

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With Clinical Data for Mood, Stress, and Sexual Health, the Many Reasons to Consider Ashwaganda and Saffron for “Recovery 2021” In 2020, stress pretty much hit us all like a freight train—not just once or twice, but repeatedly. Many of these new stressors are carrying with us into 2021 andRead

The Cholesterol Myth: Why Doctors are Becoming More Skeptical About Cholesterol Numbers

What is the cholesterol myth? Our content partners at WholeFoods magazine shared two articles with us that deserve more attention about why the medical establishments’ reliance on cholesterol numbers may not be telling patient and practitioner what they need to know about cardiovascular disease risk. We’ve collected excerpts of theRead


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