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”

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?”

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”

How Does Autonomic Nervous System Affect Health?

If you’ve been following my blog, you may already know that I’m very keen on learning about and improving my HRV through a continuous HRV monitoring. Why focus on HRV, you may ask. It seems intuitive that autonomic nervous system (ANS), that regulates body’s vital functions like breathing, temperature and digestion, affects the rest ofContinue reading “How Does Autonomic Nervous System Affect Health?”

Superfood snack recipe: Spirulina & cocoa energy balls for immunity & radiant skin

The nature is full of superfoods, like many berries, greens and mushrooms to mention just a few, and they all come with fantastic health benefits. The trouble is that there is only so much foods we can consume every day… Dried superfood powders, like spirulina and maca powders, make it super-easy to get in youContinue reading “Superfood snack recipe: Spirulina & cocoa energy balls for immunity & radiant skin”

My medicinal mushrooms trip so far; how I found mushroom supplements that work for me

Medicinal mushrooms have become darlings of biohackers, health enthusiasts and alike. New mushroom products are popping in the marketplace, like the mushroom themselves in rainy autumn forests! Coming from Japan, where many medicinal mushrooms like shiitake, maitake, and shimeji, are staples of its culinary culture, and their health benefits widely known, I open-handedly embraced theContinue reading “My medicinal mushrooms trip so far; how I found mushroom supplements that work for me”