Open Access article by David Wiss

A Biopsychosocial Overview of the Opioid Crisis: Considering Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Health

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I spent an entire year working on this manuscript! It was quite an undertaking because employing an “overview perspective” of something as vast as the opioid crisis requires expertise in several different domains. Specifically, this paper covers environmental factors (i.e. exposure to pharmaceutical pain killers) as well as psychosocial factors (e.g. stress, trauma, childhood adversity) in conceptualizing susceptibility to opioid addiction. The most novel contribution relates to the role of nutrition in ...

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Immunity Broth

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In the midst of winter, immune-boosting foods can really make a difference in the strength of our overall defense system. Bolstering our immunity is critical as we take steps toward optimal wellness. Though it’s important to have a strong immune system any time of the year, it is especially so when the weather is cold and defenses ...

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Coconut Oil: Awesome or Awful?

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“Coconut oil is pure poison,” according to Harvard Professor Karin Michels, who recorded a YouTube video that went viral last September. I still hear people talking about this video, so I thought addressing this might still be helpful. The 50-minute video is delivered in German, but translations explain that she says coconut ...

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Don’t Underestimate the Power Oat Grass Has on Your Brain | Momental Nootropics

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How’s your daily intake of greens? Do you try to include them in your daily diet? Whether or not you enjoy your greens, you should consider adding oat grass to your diet.

Oat grass can be found in the Mediterranean region and in North Africa, and it comes from the same family as wheatgrass and barley grass. These plants make ...

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