May 9, 2024

Vitamin D Helps Support Cancer Immunity

A recent article titled, “Vitamin D regulates microbiome-dependent cancer immunity,” published April 25, 2024, in the journal Science, reported that vitamin D supports the growth of the intestinal bacterium Bacteroides fragilis in mice, which improved immunity to cancer. Bacteroides fragilis is also part of the human microbiome. It has been observed that the composition of the gut microbiome in people with cancer who respond to immune checkpoint inhibitor immunotherapies differs from that of nonresponsive patients. Less Tumor Growth in Mice Among numerous findings revealed by the current research, mice that were bred to have greater vitamin D availability showed improved […]
February 1, 2024

Chai Seeds

June 6, 2023

Ditch Insomnia and Reimagine Better Sleep

All of us have experienced at least one night of bad sleep. Conservative estimates reveal that 10 to 30 percent of adults live with chronic insomnia. Newborns require up to 18 hours of sleep throughout a 24-hour day. By the age of 5, a child’s sleep architecture begins to mirror an adult’s. But how much sleep do we really need? The average amount of sleep  most adults need for optimal functioning is approximately 8 hours, with a range of 7 to 9 hours. However, these are just averages and the perfect amount of sleep varies for everyone. Insomnia looks different […]
December 4, 2022

Sardinia: Another Blue Zone for Longevity

This is the third part in our 5-part on life in the “Blue Zones,” where people live longer, healthy lives. Each part will look into the diets and lifestyles of the areas where longevity is a normal part of aging better. Who doesn’t want to know their secrets? Sardinia is one of five “Blue Zones” — a concept first introduced in the early 2000s and defined as an area in which the population has exceptionally low rates of chronic disease and individuals known to outlive those in other parts of the world. Sardinia is the second largest Italian island and sits in […]