New Insights on Gut Permeability and Depression

New Insights on Gut Permeability and Depression

In a new 2019 study, Baylor College of Medicine researchers are directly looking at gut permeability and major depressive disorder, a study that is the first of its kind.2

With a sample of forty-one 12–17 year-old teenage girls who were medically healthy, the study measured the severity of the girls’ depressive symptoms, the activity of the autonomic nervous system, intestinal permeability, or gut leakiness, and the number of inflammatory cytokines.

Brain Regeneration: Why It's Real & How To Do It

Brain Regeneration: Why It's Real & How To Do It

It is a commonly held misconception that the brain is beyond repair. Even the medical establishment has asserted that once we kill brain cells, they are gone forever. The fact is, the brain can repair itself, and as science is now proving, there is real benefit to simple practices that can help keep our brains sharp and elastic throughout our lifetime.

Postpartum Depression: A Holistic Perspective

Postpartum Depression: A Holistic Perspective

Postpartum depression affects 10-15% of women who give birth, yet the research on pregnancy-related mood disorders is astonishingly one-dimensional. This research neither looks at metabolic and inflammatory markers, nor dietary and environmental exposures (chemical sensitivities) known to cause depression.

Conventional psychiatrists neglect to examine the possible underlying causes of postpartum depression, and instead prescribe medications that are often a placebo effect—at best—and harmful to both mother and child at worst.

Mindful Eating: 5 Ways to Practice

Mindful Eating: 5 Ways to Practice

Mindful eating is the process of slowing down and paying attention to your actual eating experience without judgment. This may sound simple, but it can be challenging if you’ve made a habit of eating mindlessly.

Developing a mindful eating practice can help to improve your digestion and get more enjoyment out of your food, as well as make you more aware of your body’s signals and the motivations behind your eating habits. It can also help normalize food behaviors and improve your relationship with food and your body.

Green Detox Broth: An Easy Way To Get Your Greens (Recipe)

Green Detox Broth: An Easy Way To Get Your Greens (Recipe)

Austin Fit Magazine published the recipe for The Soup Peddler’s ever-popular Green Detox Broth in their December 2018 issue. Inspired by this tasty and nourishing soup that packs a powerful punch of greens, Flourish Functional Nutritionist, Angela Nash, analyzed the nutrient content of the greens used in the entire recipe (broccoli, kale, parsley, zucchini) and in a 16 oz large serving from the health-based Austin restaurant chain.