A New Garden Model

We all use models to help explain the world around us. For example, when a traffic light turns green, many of us reflexively hit the accelerator and go. We don’t check whether any cars are coming from the left or right, because our mental model assumes that cross ...

Let Plants Be Thy Mood Medicine

Our emotions can dictate our food choices (and cravings), but what goes in our mouths can also have a profound effect on the former. Why is that? New evidence is starting to reveal that there is a large connection between the gut and the brain, also known as the ...

Herbal Medicine for Mental Health

Mental health has become just as much of a primary focus as immunity during the global pandemic. Many have struggled to cope with being in isolation, having a loss of income, grief for loved ones, and so many other factors. It seems anxiety and depression are at an ...

Managing Stress and Blood Sugar by Nourishing Your Pallet

We throw the term “stress” around a lot, and as of late it has been used much more. What exactly does this little word entail? Is stress a bad thing? It depends on the perception of it and the length of time. Stress, in and of itself, is not bad and can help us to grow. Yet ...

Viral Infections and Gut Health

With the rise of awareness of how to take care of our bodies during this time, Drew Mulvey sheds some light on the effect of viral infections. When a pathogenic organism is introduced to our bodies, there is a sharp rise in inflammatory proteins such as Interleukin-6. This can ...

Support Your Immune System During the Pandemic

With the state of uncertainty that lingers in the air surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a good time to get a better handle on our health. In absence of a treatment, it is wise to make use of alternative methods to help lessen chances of contracting the infection ...

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