Physiology Podcasts for Kids

​Kids love learning about the human body, and there are so many excellent ways for them to do that. Mine have always enjoyed looking through my college-level textbooks, weirdly. We also enjoy listening to podcasts in the car, so I’ve started compiling a list of episodes that relate to physiology.  ​My kids are relatively young, […]

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Postpartum Thyroid Notes

Thanks for attending! You can access the webinar notes here.  If you are interested in future webinars & courses, please be sure to sign up for the mailing list below. I will be offering one webinar/month, topics TBA. If you have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it! If you missed the Probiotics & Vaginas webinar […]

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The HPA Axis and the Stress Response

Here’s a short overview of the HPA axis and its role in the stress response. This is a basic overview – perhaps I’ll do a more detailed version in the future. There’s more to it than meets the eye :)The HPA Axis and the Stress Response If you’re interested in learning more about stress and […]

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Probiotics + Vaginas Notes

Thanks for attending the webinar! Here are the references and other notes. I am planning a few upcoming webinars on exciting topics like what happens to the thyroid gland in the postpartum period and how the gut/liver are involved in hormone metabolism. If you’d like to hear about the next one(s), please make sure you […]

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Why you shouldn’t ask people to empty their lungs

As a yoga teacher myself, I work pretty hard to turn off my analytical mind when I’m taking a class. I swear, I’m not parsing every word the teacher says to look for scientific inaccuracies.  But. You knew there would be a “but,” didn’t you?I can’t get over this oneI hear teachers asking students to “empty your […]

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How did plasma cells get their name?

Last week a student asked why plasma cells are called plasma cells. What’s the deal?  ​I’d never considered this question before and decided to do some investigating. What I found was fascinating, and it was also a nice opportunity to brush up on my B cell/plasma cell knowledge as well.  Check out the video below to see […]

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What is the difference between oncotic and hydrostatic pressure?

​This is a tricky topic for many people!Essentially, hydrostatic pressure pushes out while osmotic pressure pulls in. In the capillaries hydrostatic pressure increases filtration by pushing fluid and solute OUT of the capillaries, while capillary oncotic pressure (also known as colloid osmotic pressure) pulls fluid into the capillaries and/or prevents fluid from leaving. Hydrostatic pressure […]

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