Let There Be Light! Making the Most of Your Serotonin and Melatonin

By |June 3rd, 2020|immune system, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, sleep|

Let There Be Light! Making the Most of Your Serotonin and Melatonin Humans evolved living outdoors, exposed to bright natural light during the day and total darkness at night. The systems of our body rely on natural light to keep us healthy—our eyes and skin actually need to be exposed to daylight in order [...]

Anaya’s Recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

By |May 14th, 2020|chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), immune system, self-healing, specific conditions|

Anaya's Recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome When I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) two and a half years ago, the doctor told me surely the most famous of all CFS one-liners: “95% of people do not recover, so don’t get your hopes up.” My response internally was “Fuck that!” and [...]

The Medical Mystery of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

By |April 9th, 2020|chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), immune system, specific conditions|

The Medical Mystery of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has long been dismissed as being a psychological condition. Due to a lack of understanding in the medical community, in the past it has taken people years to get an official diagnosis, if they get a diagnosis at all. A 2015 report [...]

The Latest Wonder Drug Is Free, and It’s All Around Us

By |March 4th, 2020|immune system, nature, neurotransmitters, outdoor time, sleep, stress & stress relief|

The Latest Wonder Drug Is Free, and It's All Around Us Screens have taken over our lives, and we've reached a point in our existence where we need a doctor to tell us to get outside. A study done in the mid-1990s showed that we spend about 87% of our time in enclosed buildings, [...]

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection

By |February 26th, 2020|books & movies, immune system, stress & stress relief|

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection “If you can't say no, your body will do it for you.” You may have experienced coming down with a cold after a period of high stress. You've worked long days, not slept enough, and put your needs last—and as a result, your immune system [...]

12 Causes of Chronic Inflammation

By |September 1st, 2019|diet and nutrition, immune system, inflammation|

12 Causes of Chronic Inflammation In my last two posts I've been talking about chronic inflammation. First I discussed how diet can cause inflammation and chronic pain, and then I discussed what chronic inflammation is and how it can cause many health conditions including cancer, atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes. This week, we'll learn [...]

What is Chronic Inflammation, and Why Is It Killing Us?

By |August 19th, 2019|immune system, inflammation|

What is Chronic Inflammation, and Why Is It Killing Us? If it seems like you hear a lot about inflammation, you’re right. It’s become the latest buzzword in the health world due to research showing the link between inflammation and many chronic conditions including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and depression. Ever since these [...]