Cats or dogs?
Who’s smarter: Cats or dogs? Maura Davies, VP of Communications at the SPCA discusses this controversial topic and digs into the science behind it.
This latest study might not be the last word on the matter, but for those who think more neurons means more intelligence, it looks as if dogs stand out among carnivores for having a remarkably dense cerebral cortex.Based on their results, dogs have closer to 530 million neurons, compared to the 250 million of cats. What’s more, dogs had the most neurons of any carnivore, even though they didn’t have the largest brains.
Is there a link between inflammation and depression?
Dr. Mike Fenster discusses the link between the two. In the case of depression, the culprit is the reoccurring villain in this tale of modern disabilities and diseases: chronic inflammation. While the association between depression and modulation of the immune system has long been identified; it turns out that chronic inflammation may actually cause an imbalance in the neurochemicals associated with depression. Treating depression and inflammation is rarely straightforward, but there are products out there that can make life with these conditions more manageable. For example, some people find that using CBD oil can have some health-boosting effects. Live in Florida? There are several online stores where you can find some of the best cbd oil tampa has to offer. As with any natural remedies, just make sure to do your research and always consult with a doctor before committing to any alternative treatments.
Sarah Ballantyne, aka the “Paleo Mom“, talks about the plant based paleo diet and how you can integrate it into your diet.