Body Health-e-Bytes

Every 13 seconds, your body makes more cells than there are people in the United States.

You have more than 600 skeletal muscles and 206 bones in your body.

Loneliness produces physical as well as emotional pain. In the same way that we instinctively avoid touching a hot stove for fear of getting burnt, we avoid loneliness because it weakens our immune system and makes us more susceptible to getting sick.

To discover more about how to achieve vibrant health, lasting vitality and a body you love, read on …

Go with your Gut

Many readers have asked for a user’s guide to improving gut health. Putting together all the research I’ve reviewed to date, here is my checklist for building a healthy gut. Obviously you can’t [...]

Move your microbes

Our microbes need us to move. Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that the composition of our gut microbes can be improved by exercise alone. How? The first experiment [...]

Do you really have a second brain in your gut?

When we talk about ‘gut health’ we’re talking about a complex system with three inseparable components. the gut cells themselves that make up the gastrointestinal tract from our mouth to our anus [...]

Bugs and Birth

What does birth have to do with girth? Almost one third of Australian babies are delivered by Caesarean section. In some cases the procedure is life-saving and therefore imperative. In other [...]

Physician, heal thyself

The moral of this proverb is to attend to our own issues rather than criticising others. However I’m using it in the literal sense that we can actually heal ourselves. We can all be our own [...]

What’s bugging you?

Your body is like a planet. It is inhabited by trillions of creatures adapted to the various environments provided by different parts of your anatomy. Every surface of the body exposed to the [...]

Protein Power

The word protein comes from the Greek ‘proteios’ meaning ‘primary’ or ‘first rank’ because proteins are an indispensable nutrient in the human diet. They are a vital component of every cell in [...]

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