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Urolithin A from Pomegranate for Brain Health. Podcast with Dr. Julie Andersen

We have long recognized, on an intuitive level, that the gut and the mind are linked.   You can look no further than some of our idiomatic expressions to find evidence of this. Just as one example, have you ever had butterflies in your stomach before getting up in front of a group of people to speak?  However, it is only relatively recently that we have been endowed with the technology and expertise to really understand the relationship between the gut and the brain. Much of the interaction between these organs appears to be mediated by the gut microbiota – the collection of bacteria and other microbes living inside the gastrointestinal tract. For instance, we now know that gut bacteria generate neurotransmitters, including dopamine and serotonin, which play a role in mood and cognition. Additionally, gut microbes produce metabolites like butyrate, which may influence brain function. The composition of your gut microbiome gets established relatively early in life, and seems to b

Featured work from Korean artist, KangHee Kim.Born in Seoul,... crss

Featured work from Korean artist,  KangHee Kim . Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of fourteen. When her lawyer missed critical deadlines in applying for Kim’s green card, she was unable to secure citizenship. Eventually, she was granted protection under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), but it came with the major caveat: due to visa restrictions, Kim has been unable to leave the U.S. for over a decade . Her images of “surreal escapism,” as she refers to them, have since become a form of visual therapy. “To be in DACA is living in limbo,” Kim says. “ I desire to be unbounded in my photographic practice. Creating these fictional scenes allows me to feel a little bit liberated. ” “I realized, instead of waiting for miracles, I could instead create the magical moments in my imagination,” Kim says. “I construct my own form of escapism.” Text provided by Aperture Follow Cross Connect Mag ! * Stay

Featured work from Korean artist, KangHee Kim.Born in Seoul,...

Featured work from Korean artist,  KangHee Kim . Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of fourteen. When her lawyer missed critical deadlines in applying for Kim’s green card, she was unable to secure citizenship. Eventually, she was granted protection under DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), but it came with the major caveat: due to visa restrictions, Kim has been unable to leave the U.S. for over a decade . Her images of “surreal escapism,” as she refers to them, have since become a form of visual therapy. “To be in DACA is living in limbo,” Kim says. “ I desire to be unbounded in my photographic practice. Creating these fictional scenes allows me to feel a little bit liberated. ” “I realized, instead of waiting for miracles, I could instead create the magical moments in my imagination,” Kim says. “I construct my own form of escapism.” Text provided by Aperture Follow Cross Connect Mag ! * Stay