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The latest evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is, effectively, ‘diabetes’ of the brain. In fact, some researchers claim the two illnesses are so similar that Alzheimer’s should really be called ‘type 3 diabetes’. This might explain why a staggering 70 per cent people suffering from type 2 diabetes go on to develop Alzheimer’s, compared with only 10 per cent of the non-diabetic population who go on to develop the debilitating brain disorder.
New research has revealed how the microbes in our gut influence our central nervous system, and healing these microorganisms may, in turn, be the answer to everything from spinal cord injury and stroke damage to mental illness. Celeste McGovern investigates
Scientists have identified a microscopic universe of tiny microbes in our gut that seems to have a great deal to do with our weight, as Celeste McGovern has discovered
The bare facts on whether your dog should eat food in the rawConvinced that processed dog food was inappropriate and unhealthy, Ian Billinghurst, a small-animal veterinary surgeon based in Bathurst, New South Wales, began to ask himself a basic question: Should dogs be eating what their wolf and dog ancestors would have eaten? From this simple question, Billinghurst and his fellow Australian vet Tom Lonsdale went on to pioneer BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food), a radical departure from the canned food and kibble mainstay of the modern dog's fare harking back to a diet revolving around raw meaty bones