Monday, 10 June 2019

Exceptional people: Archer Nur Syahidah Alim claims gold in world para-championships

Archer Nur Syahidah Alim has become Singapore’s first-ever world champion archer in the sport after she won the compound women’s open competition at the 2019 World Archery Para Championships on Saturday (June 8).

She beat British defending champion Jessica Stretton, 19, in the final.


Gut-brain connection confirmed in people with autism for the first time in study

“All Disease Begins in The Gut.” - Hippocrates

For the longest time, researchers have observed an empirical link between autism and problems with the gut. Now, researchers have narrowed down what this link could actually be: gene mutations that were found both in the brain and gut. This finding confirms the long-suspected link between the gut and brain via the nervous system in people with autism.

The common link was found to be in a set of neurons that are common to both the brain and the gut. This could open an entirely new line of treatment for behavioral issues linked to autism by looking at the gut as the target instead of the brain.

"Up to 90% of people with autism suffer from gut issues, which can have a significant impact on daily life for them and their families," Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin, Chief Investigator Associate Professor at RMIT University, said in a press release.


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You really ARE what you eat

“All Disease Begins in The Gut.” - Hippocrates
They say you are what you eat, but now one nutritionist has explained how your diet really impacts your complexion - and the six ways you can get glowing skin fast.

Food author Jessica Sepel said that anyone who ever has told you that your gut is the key to good health is right - because it is where 70 to 80 per cent of the immune system lies.

'When your gut is functioning optimally, you will notice better energy, skin, mood and immune function,' Jessica wrote on her blog.

On the flipside, she said, if your digestive system is sluggish, you will experience 'constipation, diarrhea, bloating, hormonal imbalance, skin issues and more'.

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