Tag Archives: disease

Neurogastroenterology & Dysfunctional Digestion

NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY, a subspecialty of gastroenterology, studies the overlap of brain and gut function. In 2017, for the first time, UCLA researchers established an association between gut microbiome (the trillions of bacterial viral and fungi cells that live within our colon) and the brain. This relationship is often referred to as the Gut-Brain Axis. Additional research […]

It’s Not All in Your Head – I had butterflies in my stomach.

He’s always had a nervous stomach. She was sick with worry. The English language is full of phrases that suggest a connection between the head and the stomach—or more precisely between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. And certainly it doesn’t require a medical degree to understand that there does seem to be a link […]

Cardiovascular Risk Among Masters Athletes

“Despite their high fitness level, masters athletes can exhibit elevated cardiovascular risk and possess CVD.” (Morrison et al, 2018) It’s easy to assume that the people we see jogging or cycling on trails or along the road are in good health—especially cardiovascular health. After all, that’s exactly what that kind of exercise is typically recommended […]

New study demonstrates the impact of sleep disturbance on cognitive decline

Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are a group of conditions that cause mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. These conditions affect one’s ability to function socially, personally, and professionally. It’s important to recognize that Alzheimer’s disease begins long before symptoms start just like many other conditions. There is evidence that simple prevention strategies can […]