4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health
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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Gut Health

In the dark recesses of your digestive system, there are trillions of “bugs” hard at work keeping you healthy. The complex community of bacteria and other microbes in your gut is called the gut microbiome. These microbes play a vital role in our health and well-being. We call them “bugs” because they are too small…

5 Ways Your Hair Is Telling You That Your Thyroid Is in Trouble
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5 Ways Your Hair Is Telling You That Your Thyroid Is in Trouble

If you notice more hair fall than usual, you might start panicking and worry that you’re losing your crowning glory.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology, losing 50 to 100 strands of hair per day is typical. Women can lose hair after childbirth and during menopause. Every man will also lose some hair by…

Could Our Gut Bacteria Help Boost Our Cancer Treatment Efforts?
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Could Our Gut Bacteria Help Boost Our Cancer Treatment Efforts?

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for almost one in every six fatalities. [1] According to researchers, the disease can develop as a result of immunosurveillance attenuation and immunological tolerance to tumor-derived antigens. Specific bacterial or viral infections have been linked to the development of several malignancies. Despite recent advances,…

The Poop Cure: Fecal Transplantation To Possibly Cure Diabetes
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The Poop Cure: Fecal Transplantation To Possibly Cure Diabetes

If I told you way back in time that diabetes could be cured using healthy people’s poop–you’d probably laugh at me in the face.  But with the current technological improvements and recent discoveries about our bodies, a fecal microbiome transplant—or poop transplant—is now possible. Why Poop? It may sound horrible, but the term “poop” or…

Newly Discovered Low-Calorie Sweetener May Improve Gut Health
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Newly Discovered Low-Calorie Sweetener May Improve Gut Health

People enjoy their sweet treats. One need only look at the enormous range of sodas, candies, and baked products sold globally.  However, sugar consumption has been related to the rising prevalence of noncommunicable diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, gastrointestinal infections, and type 2 diabetes.  These days, significant efforts have been made to reformulate products,…

4 Morning Drinking Habits for a Healthy Gut
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4 Morning Drinking Habits for a Healthy Gut

There are many things you can do to lower your risk of getting sick such as regularly exercising, avoiding processed foods, and eating more fruits and vegetables. But did you know that what you drink in the morning might also help you achieve a healthy gut?  The old adage stands–you are what you eat (and…

Sleep: The Shift In Your Sleep Which May Be An ‘Early’ Marker of Dementia
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Sleep: The Shift In Your Sleep Which May Be An ‘Early’ Marker of Dementia

Sleep is one of those tricky problems. We struggle to fall asleep. We struggle to stay asleep. We struggle to get good sleep. But our sleep schedule can actually tell us a lot about our body, health, and state of mind. A new study shows, that how long you sleep may be a warning sign…

The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List
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The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List

Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor, recently wrote an article reflecting on the nature of happiness. It’s hard, he says, for people to stay happy. Biologically, we are programmed to be in competition with each other, since the people who are doing best are (theoretically) the ones to pass on their dreams. Psychologists Phillip Brickman and…

Israeli Study Offers Strongest Proof Yet of Vitamin D’s Power to Fight COVID
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Israeli Study Offers Strongest Proof Yet of Vitamin D’s Power to Fight COVID

After two years of COVID-19, it is starting to feel like the new normal. COVID seems everywhere and possibly inevitable – which is frightening considering how varied the effects are. You might not even notice you have it – or it could kill you. But what if there were a way to help fight COVID,…