May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!
In light of this event, we are highlighting exciting news about the gut-lung-axis. Yes, you read that correctly – the health of your gut can affect the health of your lungs!
Microorganisms rarely exist as single cells living next to each other but instead accumulate along surfaces to form polymicrobial aggregates known as films, sludge, plaques, scum, or ‘biofilms’. In most biofilms, the actual microorganisms account for less than 10% of the dry mass of the aggregate, whereas the biofilm matrix tends to account for over 90% of the dry weight.
Sleep is still somewhat of a mysterious enigma, but we know it serves many critical and nourishing purposes, as noted by both Heraclitus, an ancient Greek philosopher, and Shakespeare centuries ago. Modern science confirms some of the functions of healthy sleep include waste clearance via the glymphatic system; immune support...