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Stress, Immunity, and Inflammation

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Spherical bacteria

Stress, the immune system, and inflammation are interconnected and are now thought to not only affect our health, but also the health of our vast concentrations of microbes in our digestive system more commonly known as the gut microbiome.

An excellent book is “The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Heath”  by Emeran Mayer, M.D.

From the front cover page: “The Mind-Gut Connection teaches us how, with a few simple changes to our diet and lifestyle, we can develop a happier mind-set, enhanced immunity, a decreased risk of developing neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, and even lose weight.” You may want to check it out.

For three excellent articles from the Blue Zone:


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