Neurodegenerative Diseases

Do Neurodegenerative Diseases Actually Begin in the Gut?

Involuntary tremors. Increased forgetfulness. Difficulty with finding words. Feelings of depression and anxiety. These are just a few of the devastating effects associated with neurodegeneration – a slow progressive breakdown of the brain’s ability to function correctly. And while the brain and nervous system may be the target of these debilitating disorders, there is mounting evidence…

vagus nerve

Is the Vagus Nerve the Secret to Beating Chronic Fatigue?

Recently, more research has been published that may bring us a little closer to identifying the culprit responsible for causing chronic fatigue syndrome – the vagus nerve. Let’s take a look at the fascinating research behind how the vagus nerve can cause chronic fatigue – and how it might just be the answer to beating this complicated disorder. 

Beet Kvass

Beet Kvass

Beet Kvass is up there with one of my favorite ferments, favorite foods come to that. As usual, I love to put ginger in it, and the combination of slightly sweet beet, slightly tart ferment and slightly spicy ginger tastes really refreshing. This food is really a tonic, and so is supposed to be consumed in…