Your Gut Feeling: A Healthier Digestive System Means a Healthier You
FEBRUARY 9, 2021 | MEDICAL | BY DR. NANÉ CHEUNG
Yes, food is very important. But EVERYONE’s gut is intricately interconnected with other systems, like your brain and nervous system.
Did one food bother you one day... but then you had no issues with it the next?
It could be coming from something else then. What else was going on?
Stressful day at work? Toddler not letting you sleep? Antibiotics for that urinary tract infection (UTI) you had to take even though you wanted to avoid taking it?
Brain Neuroplasticity, Memory Decline and Magnesium
JANUARY 28, 2021 | MEDICAL | BY DR. NANÉ CHEUNG
Neuroplasticity in the brain is how we describe the ability and variability to form new connections and store information. The brain is able to change, grow, restructure and reorganize. This allows us to adapt to the ever changing individual internal and external environment. Through a system of interconnecting networks which are formed via neuron transmission, we are able to process information. The human brain is able to not only adapt, but also to master new skills, store memories and retrieve memories.
From Fear To Courage
DECEMBER 16, 2020 | MEDICAL | BY DR. NANÉ CHEUNG
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”
--Charles Dickens, “A Tale of Two Cities” March 1859
I woke up this morning with the beginning of this quote running through my head. It seems like a deja vue; as a people we have somehow been here before. Those words were published 161 years ago. These times of pandemic viral transmission are like none other we have faced in our lifetime, yet as humanity we have walked this path before. The fear, the loathing, the suffering, the hope and the despair encircling our mindset. It seems we’re constantly asking ourselves what do we do, what do we choose,...