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  1. The Unlikely Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Mental Disorders

    The Unlikely Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Mental Disorders

    Could mental disorders like dementia be connected to gut bacteria? This seemingly unlikely correlation may not be so far-fetched: New research suggests that an imbalance of healthy gut bacteria could be one of the possible causes of dementia, a mental condition that primarily affects the elderly. Gut Bacteria and Dementia Defined The gut's microbiome is made up of trillions of...
  2. 5 Unexpected Threats to Optimal Brain Health

    5 Unexpected Threats to Optimal Brain Health

    Today we are so busy keeping their bodies in shape, it's easy to forget that brain health is just as important. The human brain is the biggest puzzle known to man, and there have been countless studies attempting to unlock its many secrets. Like most parts of the human body, the brain requires proper maintenance and conditioning. Brain and physical health go...
  3. Red Meat Boosts Heart Disease Risk Via Influence on Gut Bacteria

    Red Meat Boosts Heart Disease Risk Via Influence on Gut Bacteria

    Consuming large quantities of red meat has long been thought to have a negative impact on heart health. In the past, it was assumed this correlation was due to higher levels of saturated fats or cholesterol present in red meat, as opposed to other meats like chicken or fish. Now, a new study reveals that red meat boosts heart disease...
  4. Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Protect Against Flu

    Manipulating the Human Microbiome to Protect Against Flu

    The last few years have brought a flood of new knowledge about the role of gut bacteria in whole-body health. However, the gut is not the only area of our body in which a healthy balance of bacteria can make a measurable difference in wellness. We now know that a diverse and healthy microbiome can be a benefit not just...
  5. New Study Discovers Simple Way to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    New Study Discovers Simple Way to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    The holiday season is an especially problematic time when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, simply because many holiday traditions in themselves are unhealthy. People tend to gorge themselves on foods that are high in saturated fats and sugar, while at the same time taking a break from regular routines and becoming more sedentary. Each year, the average individual...
  6. Fructose and Diabetes: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Increases Risk

    Fructose and Diabetes: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Increases Risk

    Glucose, or sugar, is the body's primary source of fuel. Insulin is responsible for moving this sugar into your cells so it can be used as energy. Not only do people with type 2 diabetes have a limited ability to process glucose, they also often exhibit a resistance to insulin, exacerbating the problem and contributing to uncontrolled higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. Alternatively...
  7. New Research Into Omega-3 and Colon Cancer Shows Possible Benefits

    New Research Into Omega-3 and Colon Cancer Shows Possible Benefits

    Colorectal cancer amounts for about 700,000 deaths worldwide. Could taking a daily dose of a certain supplements offer protection while also promoting stronger brain and heart health? A new study from the UK called the 2018 seAFOod Trial that discovered a link between aspirin, omega-3 and colon cancer supports this theory. Colon Cancer, Polyps, and Pre-cancerous Conditions The National Cancer Institute anticipates over 140,000 new...
  8. Black Pepper Extract Benefits: Boost Nutrient Absorption and More

    Black Pepper Extract Benefits: Boost Nutrient Absorption and More

    The black pepper plant produces a unique fruit that is harvested and used to create black pepper, a substance used all over the world daily. In fact, many people add black pepper to their foods so frequently that they don't even think about it. This has made it one of the most valued spices in the world for generations. After harvesting, the...
  9. Tryptophan and Sleep: Does Eating Thanksgiving Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

    Tryptophan and Sleep: Does Eating Thanksgiving Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?

    Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks, of family and, most of all, of tradition. Although every American family has a unique way of celebrating this fall festival, most traditions have two things in common: turkey and rest. This has led to a widespread belief that turkey, or more precisely, tryptophan, an amino acid that turkey contains in large proportions...
  10. "Longevity Vitamins" Prolong Your Life, Says New Research

    "Longevity Vitamins" Prolong Your Life, Says New Research

    Vitamins are essential for proper growth and optimal health. Despite this, our own bodies either can’t make them at all or can’t make enough of them, so we have to rely on getting sufficient amounts through our diets. Vitamins are a critical component of good health, yet despite a large body of evidence espousing their benefits, naysayers continue to look...

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