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Kenko/kenkō/ = Health in Japanese

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Piet Hein van Dam, CEO Clear – Ultimate precision nutrition device with continuous glucose monitor (CGM)

Wearing a CGM can be an eye-opening experience; Seeing how exactly eating certain food affects your blood glucose as it happens provides such powerful insights into your metabolic health. However, making sense of your CGM data can be overwhelming, as many factors like timing of a meal, food combination, and even hormones can affect theContinue reading “Piet Hein van Dam, CEO Clear – Ultimate precision nutrition device with continuous glucose monitor (CGM)”

A definitive guide to NAD+, NMN and autophagy: Senescent cells with Dr Elena Seranova

In Part 2 of our interview series, Dr. Seranova discusses senescent cells, her personal protocol to reduce senescent cells including supplements and various autophagy-inducing strategies. She also shares with us an easy way to estimate levels of autophagy in the body that can be done at home Time stamps 0:50 Senescent cells = “zombi cells”,Continue reading “A definitive guide to NAD+, NMN and autophagy: Senescent cells with Dr Elena Seranova”

A definitive guide to NAD+, NMN and autophagy with Dr. Elena Seranova – Part 1 

Welcome to Part 1 of the podcast series with Dr. Seranova, PhD. in Stem Cell Biology and Autophagy! In this first episode, we discuss NAD+, sirtuins (there are seven of them), factors that negatively impact on our body’s NAD+ levels as we age and NAD+ pathways. Timestamps:1:42 What NAD+ is2:30 Sitruines; What they are theirContinue reading “A definitive guide to NAD+, NMN and autophagy with Dr. Elena Seranova – Part 1 “

Immunity boosting recipe: Spicy Elderberry Syrup with Aronia Berries

In Northern Europe, where I’m currently based in, late August is the season for ripe elderberries. Seeing them on the path of my daily walk reminds me of the amazing health benefits of these little black berries. Elderberries are probably best known as a remedy against influenza, but multiple studies show their benefits on theContinue reading “Immunity boosting recipe: Spicy Elderberry Syrup with Aronia Berries”

How I Improved My Chronically Low HRV – Strategy to Increase HRV While Sleeping

Previously, I wrote how the continuous HRV monitor by Lief Therapeutics has been a game changer for me to improve my HRV (read my previous articles here, here and here). But what are these game-changing actions that the continuous HRV monitoring helped me to take? Though I find very helpful the vibration-based biofeedback, this isContinue reading “How I Improved My Chronically Low HRV – Strategy to Increase HRV While Sleeping”

Can Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) improve gut health, immunity, and cognition in adults?

HMOs are carbohydrates found in mother’s breast milk. Researches show that HMOs are Recently, this oldest human food has caught a lot of attention as potentially beneficial not only for babies but also for grown-ups. In this interview, Beau Berman at Layer Origin Nutrition discusses how HMOs could potentially enhance the health of adults. Timestamp:Continue reading “Can Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) improve gut health, immunity, and cognition in adults?”

Fiber-Rich Dessert Recipe: Ichigo no kanten yose (Fruity Strawberry Jelly with Agar)

Ever since I learnt the importance of dietary fiber (watch my interview with Michael Lustgarten, PhD here), I’ve been trying to increase my daily intake of both soluble and insoluble fibers. It’s not easy, though; even root vegetables like burdock, often considered one of the richest sources for fibers, contain merely six grams per 100Continue reading “Fiber-Rich Dessert Recipe: Ichigo no kanten yose (Fruity Strawberry Jelly with Agar)”

GlycanAge: Can glycans tell your biological age? Little-known molecules that can influence our health in a big way

It’s extremely important to quantify the state of our health, because the data provide ways to act upon and improve various aspects of health. This is why I track my HRV continuously and perform regular blood tests. Marina Martinic Kavur at Genos shares with us how measuring your glycans, specifically immunoglobulin G (IgG) glycans can provideContinue reading “GlycanAge: Can glycans tell your biological age? Little-known molecules that can influence our health in a big way”

Everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms; Interview with Jeff Chilton with 40+ years experiences in the mushroom business

The ever-increasing popularity of medicinal mushrooms has led to the industry to boom, and today many companies sell mushroom products. But not all mushroom supplements are created equal – in our conversation, Jeff walks us through in detail everything you, as a savvy and well-educated consumer, need to know about mushrooms including what makes mushrooms soContinue reading “Everything you need to know about medicinal mushrooms; Interview with Jeff Chilton with 40+ years experiences in the mushroom business”

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