Pamper your mitochondria

Imagine you are driving your beloved car when the engine starts to fail. You press the pedal to the metal, but the poor thing seems to be struggling and short of breath. You stoically acknowledge that something is wrong and decide to take action. Your strategy to fix the engine would not be to clean and wax the car. No. …

Appease your hormones

Just as even the most skilled puppeteer cannot get a puppet to dance ballet by pulling a single string, it is also not possible to balance all the hormones by ‘patching a single flank’. Your hormonal systems are interconnected and depend on such a number of factors, both internal and external, that it is naïve to expect them to perform …

Feed your microbiota

Your microbiota is the set of microorganisms that lives within you. It accompanies you faithfully from even before you are born and remains with you for the rest of your life. In fact, there are ten times as many microbial cells in your body as there are human cells, so it is worth making sure they are on your side. …

Nourish your genes

Not all genes are the same. Those who decided the colour of your eyes expressed themselves without you being able to ‘negotiate’ with them. Others, on the other hand, express or silence themselves in response to the information they receive from the outside world. And over most of it, fortunately, you do have control. Genes are not a life sentence …

Say goodbye to excess weight

I am NOT going to ask you to go hungry, weigh your rations, nor count calories. Neither am I going to send you an old hipocaloric weekly menu with five strict meals a day. No. I am going to ask you to turn your life upside down. Universal optimal diets do not exist. Find yours. Excess weight is not a …

Improve your mood

Precursor molecules of neurotransmitters, the biochemical messengers that regulate the functioning of your mind, are nutrients. Depression and decay are associated with a deficit of serotonin, the synthesis of which requires vitamin B6 and tryptophan, a component of dietary proteins. Dopamine, the main responsible for your pleasure, cannot be made without iron and vitamin B9. And GABA, the neurotransmitter that …