science about how to keep your brain sharp while getting older

According to a recent study, our gut problems make it easy for a very harmful neurotoxin BF-LPS  to enter the brain and contribute to the development and progression of Alzheimer’s.

Just in case you don’t know: antimicrobial resistance is a situation when bacteria, viruses, and fungi become resistant to antibiotics, so that antibiotics won’t help fighting infectious diseases anymore. This resistance is mostly based in the gut, where the microbes carry genetically encoded ways to survive contact with antibiotics. So can we do something to […]

We know that dietary fiber is good for our health. Among others, it nourishes our healthy gut bacteria, lowers ‘bad’ cholesterol, maintains a good bowel health and reduces risk of certain cancers. The question is: are all different types of fiber equally good for our health?

Inflammation is one of the major contributors to our health problems and to accelerated aging. The good news is that we can do something about it, namely a.o. add some extra fiber to our diet. The question is whether the fiber source matters in this situation?

It depends on the type of your vegetables and the way you prefer to eat them. Of course, it is difficult to generalize (as we can’t compare preparing an avocado with preparing a potato), but I hope on your common sence while reading the information below on this topic.

We are already aware that our diet shapes our gut microbiome, which has a great influence our health. For example, a low variety of foods on the daily basis, leads to a low microbiome diversity that has been linked to overweight, diabetes and dementia. Another example is a western diet that causes high inflammation levels […]

A recent study investigated the brain aging process of the Tsimane people (the Bolivian Amazon) and found that the difference in brain volumes between middle age and old age is 70% (!) smaller than in Western populations! In other words, the shrinkage of their brain was much slower than in our modern society. And as […]

High blood pressure is a common health problem that comes with age. In the past decades a lot of studies have been conducted to find the reasons and the possible solutions to fight this problem. Among these studies there are plenty that confirm a close relationship between the lack of magnesium and high blood pressure […]

We all know that whole grains such as rice, wheat and oats are healthy because they are rich in dietary fiber with a lot of health benefits. But did you know that we are not able to digest this fiber on our own? And if we can’t digest something, then we can’t use it. So […]

According to a recent study, people who eat dried fruit are generally healthier than those who don’t.

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