Protect your brain

Do you know what neurological conditions (such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis) and psychiatric conditions (such as depression or schizophrenia) share, apart from the colossal distress they cause? They have in common very high (and long-lasting) levels of neuronal micro-inflammation with the potential to damage brain tissue. No, your brain does not need sugar. Quite the opposite. Food is …

Team up with your insulin

Insulin is a hormone of utmost importance. It is the key that opens the gate to glucose to be used as fuel inside your cells, so you need it to live. It might be compared to the water that keeps the meadows alive and green: in its absence, the grass perishes, but a gentle rain does not have the same …

Stand up to cancer

Few sounds cause more dread in those who are waiting for a diagnosis than that of the word cancer. Fortunately, however, it does not entail a condemnation at all anymore. Step by step, biomedical research is paving the yellow brick road that will soon lead us to the ultimate victory over cancer. Until that joyful moment, just as you wouldn’t …

Tame your autoimmunity

What to do when your enemy… is you? As the commander in chief of your army, you can plan a strategy to counteract the aggression of a hostile troop. However, when the attack is an unexpected friendly fire (from within and by mistake) the maneuver becomes even more challenging. Depriving your own army of its ammunition seems to be the …

Nutritional Therapy

The idea that nutrition has the power to heal is not exactly revolutionary. Nutrigenomics is proving what Hippocrates proclaimed 2,400 years ago with his renowned ‘let food be thy medicine’. Nutrients modulate gene expression and can substantially both increase and decrease our chances of enjoying a long, healthy and happy life. And that is precisely the goal of nutritional therapy: …