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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”
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”
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?”
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”
Michael Lustgarten PhD. Scientist with a plan to conquer aging; how rigorous biomarker tracking can help us live longer
Dr. Lustgarten is a scientist at Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University with a mission to conquer aging through rigorous tracking of biomarkers. His Youtube videos, in which Dr. Lustgarten crunches scientific data in formats easily digestible by everyone and also provides his own biomarkers, are super educational and have inspired me personally inContinue reading “Michael Lustgarten PhD. Scientist with a plan to conquer aging; how rigorous biomarker tracking can help us live longer”
We all breathe as an absolute necessity, yet, many of us breathe sub optimally. In this interview, Anders, author of a highly rated book Conscious Breathing, walks us through the seven components of Conscious Breathing. We also discuss fascinating and less-discussed topics around breathing, such as the importance of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our body,Continue reading “Anders Olsson, How our breathing can affect our health, performance, and longevity”
Ardy Arianpour, founder & CEO, Seqster: How harmonizing health data in a single space can help with health optimization
Many of us wear several health wearables, be it Whoop, Fitbit, or in my case, Lief Therapeutics, take tests such as comprehensive blood panels, Organic Acids Test (OAT) etc., all from different providers. The results are available through their own platforms/apps, making it hard to get the maximum values out of these data. Seqster, a companyContinue reading “Ardy Arianpour, founder & CEO, Seqster: How harmonizing health data in a single space can help with health optimization”
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