“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The above words by Mahatma Gandhi really make me question our reaction to the current coronavirus pandemic. We seem to constantly want to fight things when it comes to health. We see viruses, bacteria and fungi all as enemies to be slain. This aggressive approach to disease is not new. For example, researchers speculate that as far back as 7,000 years ago, if you suffered … Continue reading “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Virus: friend or foe?

I sometimes feel as if everyone, including myself, is going a bit mad. At random times I find myself panicking….maybe I should have joined the rush for toilet paper…maybe I should have stocked up on canned foods. Maybe…just in case…what if….is the end of the world coming? In the throes of the coronavirus pandemic it is easy to get caught up in the media frenzy, … Continue reading Virus: friend or foe?

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A quick peek at your second brain – the gut microbiome

I’m sure by now you have heard a lot about the gut microbiome and its role in health and disease. But have you ever wondered why it is so important and what exactly is its role? Unfortunately, I can’t answer all those questions as research into the gut microbiome is relatively new and there is still so much we don’t know about it. However, here … Continue reading A quick peek at your second brain – the gut microbiome

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One Good Reason To Sleep

When I first started thinking about this blog, I was going to entitle it “Five Reasons to Sleep” and then discuss five benefits of a good night’s sleep. However, when I started to think about it, I realised that there is really only one reason to sleep: to keep alive! Every single creature on earth sleeps. Even your goldfish sleeps. Even the worm in your … Continue reading One Good Reason To Sleep