After the overindulgence of the holidays, lots of people decide that January is the perfect time to lay off the sauce.
And depending on how much
Liquid diets have long been touted as quick gut-fixers… And not for no reason.
So many diseases have been linked to a microbial imbalance — a disproportionate bacteria distribution in your gut — that people have come up with all kinds of solutions ever since humankind started listening to our guts.
Because there are more than 100 trillion bacteria in the digestive system — great than in the entire rest of our bodies — there’s a pretty big margin for error.
“Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” At least, that’s what one Welsh publication advised its
Fad diets have a bad reputation — for many more reasons than what they can do to your gut’s microbiome.
Lots of them forego essential nutrition for the sake of weight loss. Think about low-carb diets.
Lots of them are obviously ill-advised now, but at one point were taken seriously. Like this fad diet found in Vogue magazine in the 1970s.
Maybe, before this all happened, your schedule was so hectic that you only dreamt of meal-planning or home-cooked meals. Maybe, before all this, you had
Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
And we all have our reasons — we’re busy, we’re anxious, we’ve got a big day to prepare for tomorrow.
But delaying sleep, or getting subpar sleep, poisons every other aspect of our functionality.
Restful sleep is associated with juiced creativity, better academic performance, stronger muscle development, lower risk of depression, steadier blood sugar, stronger heart health, curbing weight gain, faster memory recall, and it gives the brain a chance to flush out toxins.