Eat Right: The connection between gut health and mental health

We use phrases such as “follow your gut” or “listen to your gut” quite often when we have to make crucial decisions. Have you felt “butterflies in your stomach” or “a numbing feeling in your stomach” when you are anxious? Well, you are likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain — the … Read more

Eat Right: Five signs of an unhealthy gut

The human gut that includes the stomach and intestines is lined by epithelial and immune cells that interact with the gut microbiota to form a protective barrier from the external environment. The gut microbiota comprises trillions of microorganisms inside every human being. Not surprisingly, these microorganisms (bacteria) outnumber human cells in the entire body. 🚨 … Read more

Bummer Summer: Illnesses to watch out for in the season of mangoes, ice creams and school breaks

It’s summer time — the season of mangoes, ice creams and, most importantly, summer vacations. Most of us look forward to the summer break so we can whisk our children to cooler climes and exotic locations, and it seems like the best time since flus and other pesky illnesses only accompany the winter months. Or … Read more