We feel most attached to this thing called life when it’s about to be taken away, robbed, cheated, or destroyed. Then we try to cling to it, at whatever cost, in whatever manner, even if it means reconstructing the damn thing from scratch.
The number of mental disorders has almost tripled in the last 65 years from 106 to 297. Under the present DSM classification, 46.4 percent of Americans will develop a diagnosable mental illness in their lifetime.
Ketone bodies are a cleaner, more efficient brain fuel that reduces oxidative stress, increasing mitochondrial activity, neuron signaling and cerebral blood flow – while naturally burning off fat reservoirs.
I was shivering in bed on my first night in Mogadishu. At 3:30 am, I killed the air conditioner. Moments later, the room felt stuffier than a London subway. I got up and paced around, wondering if it was safe to keep the balcony door open.