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Uncapping the Mystery of Customized Vitamins

Cultural and social experts have called the past ten years the “Subscription Decade.” But it may be more accurate to call it…

The “Customization Decade.”

Your meals can be customized and delivered to your home for you to cook. You can design your own shampoo by answering a few questions about your hair and feeding the answers into an algorithm. You can even customize your entertainment by choosing a number of platforms you utilize the most and only paying for those.

Mastering Mindfulness: The Role of Meditation

At the very core of mindfulness lies the art and practice of meditation, a time-honored discipline that encourages mental clarity, emotional stability, and a heightened level of awareness.

What You Need to Know About SSRIs and Your Gut Health

In 2017, one study reported that one in six Americans takes an SSRI for a mental illness every day. That was nearly two years ago – would you surmise that that number has gone up or down?

Even if that number stayed exactly the same, that’s a heavy load of the population taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. 

Since the gut’s microbiota is responsible for 95% of the body’s serotonin production, researchers have gotten curious recently about the effect of taking SSRIs on the gut’s bacteria population. 

Since the gut is born sterile, the diverse collection of bacterial species living in the gut is heavily influenced by the bacteria in our environments, in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and of course, in the medication we take.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

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