Stroke | Nucleus Health
15
October

Stroke | Nucleus Health

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

A stroke occurs when the blood flow in part of your brain is blocked. After just a few minutes, the starved brain cells begin to die. Normally, the brain receives blood via two major pairs of arteries, which branch throughout brain tissue, and supply your brain cells with a constant flow of oxygen, glucose, and […]


How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris
14
October

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

In the mid-’90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for seven out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our DNA is read and transcribed. Folks who […]


How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia
13
October

How stress affects your brain – Madhumita Murgia

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Are you sleeping restlessly, feeling irritable or moody, forgetting little things, and feeling overwhelmed and isolated? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. You’re probably just stressed out. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be handy for a burst of extra energy and focus, like when you’re playing a competitive sport, or have to […]


Neuroscience Basics: GABA Receptors and GABA Drugs, Animation

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, is the primary INHIBITORY neurotransmitter in the mature brain. It REDUCES neuronal activity of target cells through its binding to GABA receptors present on the cell surface. Nearly half of all synapses of the brain express some kind of GABA receptor and are thus responsive to GABA. There are at least […]


How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome
02
September

How Bacteria Rule Over Your Body – The Microbiome

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Microbes are everywhere, on your phone, in your water bottle, on your hands before you wash them, on your hands after you wash them, and literally everywhere else on top of you too. Microbes are omnipresent at any moment, and there is nothing we can do about it So, millions of years ago we made […]


Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body – Enda Butler
31
August

Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body – Enda Butler

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

You breathe in about 17,000 times per day. It’s a process you rarely think about, but behind the scenes, a huge coordinated effort is playing out. Your vital organs, the gut, brain, bones, lungs, blood, and heart work together to sustain your life by delivering oxygen to tissues throughout your body. Most of our cells […]


Can Exercise Treat Depression?
29
August

Can Exercise Treat Depression?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[♪ INTRO ] There are lots of good reasons to exercise, like toning those biceps, the satisfaction of breaking a sweat, or just actually using that gym membership you got when you made that resolution. And exercising is good for your general health and wellness. It can also make you happier. That’s because working out […]


What is Alzheimer’s disease? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun
25
August

What is Alzheimer’s disease? – Ivan Seah Yu Jun

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Every four seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the most common cause of dementia, affecting over 40 million people worldwide, and yet finding a cure is something that still eludes researchers today. Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, first described the symptoms in 1901 when he noticed that a particular hospital patient had […]


Dr David Nye on the dangers of statins and the cholesterol controversy
21
August

Dr David Nye on the dangers of statins and the cholesterol controversy

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

I’m very fortunate to have Dr David Nye here with us again today. Welcome. Thank you. Dr Nye is an integrative medical practitioner and we’ve had you on the channel before. I’d like to talk to you about a controversy today: cholesterol and the use of statins. So many people are on statins. It’s a […]