What Are the 7 Major Nutrients for Mental Health?

What Are the 7 Major Nutrients for Mental Health?

Mental health issues can be prevented or significantly reduced by ensuring that the foods we eat contain the following nutrients: 1. Omega3 1.1. What Are Omega3 Fatty Acids Good For? Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the metabolism of lipid in our body and that can only be provided by the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids…

At What Age Does the Immune System Weaken?

At What Age Does the Immune System Weaken?

The immune system starts to become weak around the age of 60 years through a process known as immunosenescence. It is estimated that 2 billion people will have an age of over 60 by 2050 [1], and therefore, would be affected by immunosenescence. What Is Immunosenescence? Immunosenescence is the process of aging of our immune…

Influence of the Gut Flora on Stress and Anxiety

Influence of the Gut Flora on Stress and Anxiety

“Influence of the Gut Flora on Stress and Anxiety” explores the intricate relationship between our gut health and mental well-being. The gut-brain connection has gained significant attention in recent years, shedding light on how the trillions of microorganisms residing in our digestive system can impact our stress levels and anxiety. As research delves deeper into…

The Gut Flora and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The Gut Flora and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is associated with the accumulation of “senile” plaques that are composed of amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein that surround neurons in affected regions. This accumulation results in loss of neurons in the hippocampus and cerebral cortex, leading to progressive cognitive decline such as memory defects. A connection between the brain and…

The Gut Flora and Long Lifespan

The Gut Flora and Long Lifespan

The gut flora is a heterogeneous population of micro-organisms that includes bacteria, fungi, and archaea, and that plays important role in the digestion and absorbance of food. Transplantation of fecal microbiota from younger mice (Donor) to older (Recipient) enhanced their health and lifespan (longevity). During the process of aging, the function of beneficial microbes, that…