The Dangers of Fad Dieting

The Dangers of Fad Dieting

In popular culture, fad dieting refers to trendy, weight-loss methods that promise fast and easy results —at the risk of malnutrition or other mental and physical negative effects. These diets typically last a few weeks; not necessarily appealing to people’s desire to stay healthy, but a vain desire for a better physical image. So while…

Keep Your “Gut Feeling”: Tips to Preserve Your Gut Microbes

Keep Your “Gut Feeling”: Tips to Preserve Your Gut Microbes

The gut and brain are connected and in communication with each other; it’s called the gut-brain axis, and our microbiome may play an important role in this connection. A microbiome is a major ecological community of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and other microbes living in and on your body, sending signals to your brain that affect…