Gut Microbiome Plays Role In Autism, Study Finds

Gut Microbiome Plays Role In Autism, Study Finds

According to a new study, autism spectrum disorder is related to changes in the gut microbiome. (1) What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability. It can cause varying levels of social, communication, and behavioral differences, which can cause severe challenges. However, many people with ASD are also considered “gifted.” Several conditions…

Gut Microbes: A Key To Normal Sleep

Gut Microbes: A Key To Normal Sleep

Gut microbes are a community of bacteria, viruses, and fungi living in your gut. A recent study shows gut bacteria could play a role in sleep patterns. (1,2) The Relationship Between Gut Health And Sleep  The study’s lead author, Professor Masashi Yanagisawa of the University of Tsukuba in Japan, suggests gut bacteria help create critical chemical messengers…

The Hidden Message From Depression

The Hidden Message From Depression

The Hidden Message From Depression Typical symptoms of depression tend to create feelings of sadness or hopelessness in people. However, there are also many hidden symptoms of depression, teaching us that it is not just “surface-level sadness.” Here are some of the hidden symptoms of depression that ask us to pay closer attention to the signals our…

What is Heartburn?

What is Heartburn?

Despite its name, heartburn doesn’t actually have anything to do with the heart. Its symptoms, however, can be confused for heart attack or heart disease, depending on the severity.  What Is Heartburn? Heartburn is an uncomfortable, burning irritation in the esophagus, which is the tube that connects your stomach to your throat. Sometimes, the stomach…

Baking Is The Best Way To Alleviate Stress—Yes, Really

Baking Is The Best Way To Alleviate Stress—Yes, Really

When the pandemic spread across the country, many people didn’t know what to do with their free time. While some hunkered down to binge-watch their favorite shows, others decided it was the perfect opportunity to get fit. However, if the empty flour shelves in the grocery stores can be any indication, even more people went…