Archives for February, 2016

anxiety

Can Kefir, An Ancient Sour Drink, Improve Your Mood?

We've blogged about the brain-gut, the microbiome, and the importance of healthy diet to brain health, which includes mental health for a while. And the effects of gut-bacteria when it comes to anxiety  and autism are by now, not surprising.

In the past several months, we've begun to brew kefir, something  did a long time ago back in her yogurt and sourdough days. We're already pretty committed to including...
Continue Reading

anxiety

Suicide Cluster In Palo Alto: Why?

writes:

The Washington Post reports that "Over the course of nine months in 2009 and 2010, six Palo Alto teenagers committed suicide. Between 2010 and 2014, an average of 20 children and young adults killed themselves annually in Santa Clara County, where Palo Alto is located."

To put these grim statistics in context, "The deaths in the city constitute two recent “suicide clusters” (multiple suicides within a short time frame); there are an average...
Continue Reading