Do not let the media brainwash you

When we are talking about the media, it comes down to this question: do they create the consciousness of the people or is the consciousness of the people merely being reflected by the media? The fact is that practically everyone watches TV and reads the newspapers; therefore, the media is in a position to influence. […]

Filling up your fuel tank differently

Our body normally uses glucose from carbohydrates as our main source of energy. Ketosis is a popular word used in the diet and diabetes worlds. Our body goes into a state of ketosis to keep itself working when carbohydrates are lacking. Our body makes ketones when carbs are scarce in order to now use fat […]

There Is a Treatment for Depression, But It’s Not What You Think

Major depression disorder (MDD) has been ravaging the United States recently. A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield report shows that over 9 million Americans have been diagnosed with major depression—an increase of over 33 percent since 2013. This increase is most dramatic in teens as the diagnosis in adolescent boys is up 47 percent and […]

Shingles vaccine: Shingrix shortage worsens as demand soars

GlaxoSmithKline’s Shingrix vaccine is recommended for healthy older adults. (GlaxoSmithKline via AP) A national shortage of a new vaccine to protect against the painful rash known as shingles is worsening, say pharmacists and consumers, even as the manufacturer announced plans this week for more consistent deliveries. Demand for the two-dose Shingrix vaccine has skyrocketed since […]

Gut feelings: How food affects your mood – Harvard Health Blog

The human microbiome, or gut environment, is a community of different bacteria that has co-evolved with humans to be beneficial to both a person and the bacteria. Researchers agree that a person’s unique microbiome is created within the first 1,000 days of life, but there are things you can do to alter your gut environment […]

Duncan Selbie’s Friday message – 7 December 2018

Dear everyone I am writing this week from Pakistan, where PHE has been working since 2016 on behalf of the UK government with the Pakistan federal and provincial governments as they improve their systems for disease surveillance and response, an international responsibility under the WHO International Health Regulations. A nation of 208 million people, Pakistan […]