Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

That wondrous feeling we experience when we are in love is caused by a hormone called oxytocin. Japanese researchers believe oxytocin could make a good candidate for treating cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s. (1) Love Hormone and Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that slowly degrades memory and cognitive abilities. Finding a treatment has been…

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…

How Your Gut Bacteria Can Influence Your Weight

How Your Gut Bacteria Can Influence Your Weight

Did you know that your gut is home to trillions of microbes? This bacteria is needed to assist with digestion, but it is also believed to contribute to our weight. Here’s how your gut bacteria can influence your weight. (1) Microbiota: Link Between Gut Health & Weight? We all have microbes in our bodies, including bacterial,…

Back Pain 101 Guide

Back Pain 101 Guide

Back pain is a leading cause of disability, sending more people to the doctor than any other ailment.  There is some good news despite the many causes of back pain. Changing your lifestyle to adopt healthy self-care habits can help prevent back pain and support back health. (1)  Types of Back Pain There are two…

Alcoholic liver disease rates soar among millennials

Alcoholic liver disease rates soar among millennials

When people think “millennial,” they often tend to think of younger adults and teenagers. However, the birth years for the millennial generation are between 1981 and 1996, making millennials between 24 and 39 years old. Now, we’re seeing people in this age range beginning to have very serious problems with alcoholic liver diseases. (1) Millenials…

Vaping Could Cloud Your Thoughts, New Studies Suggest

Vaping Could Cloud Your Thoughts, New Studies Suggest

Picture an attractive Bette Davis in All About Eve, wearing an off-the-shoulder evening dress and holding a cigarette. The elegance, the mystery, the sophistication, that was the image portrayed 60 years ago. Back then, smoking was just “swell” until we found out all the health problems smoking came with.  Nowadays, a new trend has come…

The ‘Psychobiome’: Intestinal Microorganisms That Might Affect Your Mood and Behavior

The ‘Psychobiome’: Intestinal Microorganisms That Might Affect Your Mood and Behavior

Microbiologists are hoping to use gut bacteria to find treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system. Russian startup company Holobiome wishes to use the growing evidence linking gut bacteria to conditions ranging from autism to anxiety to lead them toward advancements in treatments. (1) Psychobiome Studies Target Many Conditions In addition to depression…