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Pamela Fergusson R.D., PhD
The Brain-Gut Connection: How to Improve Your Mood With Food

The Brain-Gut Connection: How to Improve Your Mood With Food

There are trillions of reasons to be happy. Many of them, it turns out, are in your gut. The bacteria living in the digestive tract outnumber your human cells 10:1. You probably intuitively understand that keeping your microbiome healthy can improve your digestion and immunity, but most wouldn’t expect it to influence your mental health. According to the  American Psychological Association, gut bacteria produce about 90% of the serotonin (the neurotransmitter regulating mood and impulses) in your body, along with neurochemicals that the brain uses to moderate physiological processes – including learning and memory. This explains why people with gut issues...

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Pamela Fergusson R.D., PhD
The Science That Proves Vegans Have Better Sex

The Science That Proves Vegans Have Better Sex

Have you heard the rumour that vegans have better sex? Well, it might be mostly vegans who are spreading that rumour, but that does not mean it is not true. There’s even a book about it, by Dr. Joel Kahn, Ellen Jaffe Jones, and Beverly Lynn Bennett. But what does science have to say? Let’s look at the top four scientific findings that prove that vegans have better sex: 1. Stronger Heart, More Love Hoping that things will start looking up in the bedroom? One of the best things that men can do is make sure that their arteries are free of plaque....

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