Wellness

Food for thought: How gut microbes change your mind

by Samoon Ahmad • May 26, 2015

A lifelong symbiotic relationship exists between bacteria and the human body. Varied bacterial composition early in life is essential for normal brain development. Consequently, biotic imbalance acts as a predisposing factor for a number of brain disorders. The basic microbiome composition is acquired during birth via the birth canal. If a child is born through […]


Weight loss through exercise alone is a myth

by Samoon Ahmad • May 19, 2015

A recent commentary published in the Journal of Sports Medicine emphasizes the crucial role of food choices and diet quality in the fight against weight gain. Even though exercise plays an essential role, it does not alone counteract the effects of poor dietary choices. The amount of excessive calories we consume daily is too high […]


Protein, Especially Fish, Linked to Reduced Stroke.

by Samoon Ahmad • February 10, 2015

A new meta-analysis of 7 studies (4 from the US, 2 from Japan and 1 from Sweden) suggests that a moderate dietary protein intake may lower the risk of stroke. The primary beneficial protein source was fish, while other animal protein sources such as red meat appeared to be associated with an increased risk. The […]