hygiene hypotheses

Brain Maker by David Perlmutter

By | August 2nd, 2015|Autonomic Nervous System, First Do No Harm: Risks, Fitness and Health|

I will be discussing in brief, this book in the August Newsletter.   Melodramatic trailer for the book by clicking the photo below. He recommends probiotics (these 5--> lactobacillus plantarum,  lactobacillus acidopophilus, lactobacillus brevis, bifidobacterum lactis, and bifidobacterium longum.) He also recommends "prebiotics", which are foods that feed good bacteria in a low-carb, high fat, high [...]

Vitamins are not the Value of Fruits and Vegetables

By | June 8th, 2015|Fitness and Health|

A very provocative take on why fruits and vegetables make you more resilient.  Hint: it's not the vitamins.  They contain various "anti grazing" substances to keep them from being eaten and when we consume them, it is a form of hormesis, a mild stressor, that makes us stronger.  Vitamins actually block that stressor reaction and [...]