30 plants each week

There’s a growing body of research that the best way to ensure a diverse microbiome is to eat many different plant foods each week. Recent research at the University of California San Diego suggests the magic number is 30: https://www.humnutrition.com/blog/30-plants-per-week/ Every plant makes unique contributions to the microbiome because of …

Is Nature Enough?

The mainstream of Chinese medicine, as canonized in the Yellow Emperors classic, is largely about using nature as a guide to achieve excellent health and long life. The classical text begins by describing how people were able to maintain balance in ancient times with lifestyle alone but that now we …

The Ecology of Health

There’s a growing body of compelling evidence indicating that a healthy balance of microorganisms inside the human body is a major factor in health. There are strong associations with obesity, which is itself associated with Type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, and heart disease. This suggests that cultivating a …