The longevity gene
The longevity gene

The longevity gene

And when i say longevity i mean a bigger health span, as opposed to the well known life span. It is not enough to live longer, if you are not healthy, so do not forget what our immortal James Dean said: 'It is important to die young, but as late as possible!'. I will explore many unorthodox ways, ranging from gut microbiota manipulation to ancient Ayurveda ritual, trying to combine them in an ample resource, from which you can get and apply whatever is better for you at the present moment.


Coronavirus self-isolation - Day 6

25 Mar 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Heruvim78

Today was another day. Day 6. I started easily, cooked some food. Watched a bit of news. After that I was mowing the lawn. And with this the garden is done. At least for the moment. I also did my house training today, one more training left from this...

Microbiota — Probiotics

25 Mar 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

  Probiotics were originally introduced as the opposite of antibiotics, living microorganisms consumed to restore the microbiota that we lost after antibiotic treatments. A probiotic is a living microorganism which provide a health benefit to the hos...

Coronavirus self-isolation - Day 5

24 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

Today I wake up early. i had all my supplements and medication, a nice breakfast and i was just sorting out bank related stuff for the whole morning. I had a very short walk outside and i come back. While lunch was cooking i went out in the garden an...

Microbiota — Prebiotics

24 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

  What are the prebiotics, you would ask? They are fibres stimulating the microbial growth in the gut, when eaten, improving the gut health. These fibres can escape digestion in the small intestine, but once they reach the colon , they will be partia...

Coronavirus self-isolation - Day 4

23 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

Today I was sleeping until late. Wake-up at 11.00, and then i was just relaxing a bit, had a light breakfast and did my strength training as home. Went out across the road to buy my last sandwiches from Subway, as they were closing today for an indef...

Microbiota — Microbial therapies and diagnostics

23 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

  We all should know that regarding us and our microbes, we work together to harvest the maximum of energy from our food and to fight against pathogens. But which is the best way to keep our microbiota healthy? Everybody heard, i hope, about prebioti...

Coronavirus self-isolation - Day 3

22 Mar 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

Not a bad day overall. Spend few time in the morning video-chatting with family and friends, compared the measures taken in different countries. Listened to one of them telling me about the conspiracy theory and how Coronavirus is not real.  I did a...

Microbiota - Undernutrition and weight loss

22 Mar 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Heruvim78

The term malnutrition refers to deficiencies, excesses or imbalances in a person intake or nutrients and energy and addresses to three groups of conditions:   1. Undernutrition 2. Micronutrient related malnutrition 3. Overweight.   1. Undernutrition...

Microbiota and obesity

22 Mar 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Heruvim78

Our gut bacteria can be partially blamed for being overweight or obese. There is a causal link between the microbiota and obesity, driven in combination with overnutrition and drastic lifestyle changes. The prevalence of obesity is reported to increa...

Coronavirus self-isolation - Day 2

21 Mar 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Heruvim78

Yesterday i was asked to not come to work for 12 weeks, as i am in the risk category. So here we are, like many others, thinking to myself, documenting this experience, day by day. At the beginning i was thinking to just relax and enjoy few days, and...