Redefining the Word “Stress”

People often talk about “holiday stress.” But what does that really mean? Are the holidays stressful in and of themselves? Why do tasks like holiday shopping, decorating, cooking, and wrapping presents stress some people out, while making others feel joyful and cheery? These two very different responses to so-called “stressful” events help to highlight the(…)

The Truth about Prebiotics and Probiotics

Let’s address the myth of “good” bacteria in the intestine. So often, intestinal bacteria are referred to as some sort of miracle germ that improves health and function. They are proclaimed to produce nutrients, increase your ability to absorb nutrients, improve your mood, create an appropriate appetite, help you lose weight, etc., etc. But is(…)