Getting enough sleep over time may improve your mood just as well as winning the lottery, according to a new study published in the journal Sleep.
Blocks from the beach, in one of the healthiest neighborhoods in L.A., there’s a sacred place. Here, people of all ages and cultures seek wellness of mind, body, and spirit – because they know The Akasha Center is a legendary “healing sanctuary.”
Remember that old health adage about eating five servings of fruits and vegetables daily to remain healthy? According to new research, that’s not nearly enough. A recent study says you have to double those daily amounts — to ten servings a day — to get maximum health benefits.
Gut microflora is essential to your good health, regular digestion, energy, immunity, clear skin, and even brain function. And today, scientists know a lot more about the tiny bacteria that live inside our digestive tract than they used to. In fact, there is so much that we know about gut microbacteria that we didn’t know in the past. It’s exciting. Think you know all there is to know about gut microflora?
The gut microbiome hosts up to 1,000 bacterial species that encode about 3 million genes, performing countless functions required for a person’s physiology and survival. 1 A healthy person has about 85 percent “good” bacteria and 15 percent “bad” bacteria. 2
Despite the sheer quantity of bacteria that reside in our bodies, the amount of good bacteria can be altered significantly – and quickly – by many factors, many of which you can control. Read on to learn how you can protect your health by avoiding and changing these 10 lifestyle habits that are destroying good bacteria in your body.