Spirituality

Spituality – what even is it? I’ve viewed myself as someone who is spiritual for quite some time. We often here a comment along the lines of “I’m not religious but I am spiritual”. While I had a sense of what I meant by this, I was also very aware of my inability to fully

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Our Identity And Our Health

Identity. This blog post is inspired by a podcast I listened to this morning between Rich Roll and Zac Bush, on The Rich Roll Podcast. I highly recommend seeking it out (click here), and listening intently. Our identity, the story we have created for ourselves (or perhaps more accurately, often, the story we took on during

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Wisdom

Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. —Epicurus (341–270 BC)2 Since I can remember I have always admired those who I have viewed

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My Psychedelic Journey Begins

I think it was Aubrey Marcus who first got me interested in psychedelic substances. This was quickly followed by Michael Pollan’s book, How To Change Your Mind. Since then, I have been reading and listening to everything I can find on psychedelics. I was instantly hooked, and intrigued by what almost felt like a calling(!). During

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The Oral Microbiome

This article summarises some on the research on the role our oral microbiome plays in both oral health, and most importantly our systemic health. Microbes appear in every corner of human life, and microbes affect every aspect of human life (4).   The oral cavity is inhabited by a variety of microorganisms, their control aids

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Hydrogen Sulfide: The good, the bad and the misunderstood

What Is Hydrogen Sulfide? Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless and odorless gas that is produced both endogenously, and, by bacteria in the large intestine. Hydrogen sulfide has emerged as an important ‘gasotransmitter’ that regulates several bodily systems including: the cardiovascular, digestive, immune, hormonal, and nervous systems. Hydrogen Sulfide Production The precise locations of its production

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What’s Your Enterotype?

What is an enterotype? Recent research suggests that the human microbiome can be assigned to three main groups – so-called enterotypes. Intestinal bacteria develop – depending on the enterotype – stable, clearly different clusters with typical metabolic properties. The three enterotypes are thought to consist of, or be dominated by, the following bacteria: Enterotype 1

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Faecalibacterium prausnitzii: One of the most abundant bacterial species found in the gut

There is an increasing interest in Faecalibacterium prausnitzii given its potentially important role in promoting gut health. Interestingly, it may be a useful biomarker to help in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease discrimination (both inflammatory bowel diseases). There are large population of F. prausnitzii bacteria in the normal human body, occupying 6–8%, even 20% among all kinds

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Methane and SIBO

Many of us are now very familiar with the role bacteria play in our digestive, and systemic, health, but not as many are likely familiar with the role of archaea. What Are Archaea? It has been estimated that about 33% of the world’s human population is considered to be methane producers Archaea are single-celled microorganisms

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