August 16, 2019

1.Gut Bacteria – Diet and exercise don’t always cut it. Here’s a fascinating article on the link between antibiotic laden food, gut bacteria, and obesity. Key line” “reliminary research has shown that adding even a single bacterial species to a person’s gut can alter her metabolism”… more

2. Thought I’m Chewing On – How we treat people does not necessarily correlate with how they treat us.

3. Sleep and PTSD – This is fascinating to me as I sometimes see clients involved in car accidents suffering from PTSD. According to the National Institute of Health, “PTSD is accompanied by disturbed sleep. Following a traumatic event, PTSD symptoms typically requires several months to develop. During this time, sleep disturbances such as insomnia, nightmares, and fragmented rapid eye movement sleep predict later development of PTSD symptoms. Sleep disturbance resulting from an acute trauma, or predating the traumatic experience, may contribute to the etiology of PTSD. Because symptoms can worsen over time, we suggest that continued sleep disturbances can also maintain and exacerbate PTSD”. Link.

4. Place I Want to Visit – Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. I have never been there. It just looks like a place I would like to spend some time in.

5. Quote – “Remember this principle when something threatens to cause you pain: the thing itself was no misfortune at all; to endure it and prevail is great good fortune.” Marcus Aurelius